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Post Office Directory of 1865.

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WISSETT is a Tillage and parish, in Blything hundred and union, Halesworth county court district, rural deanery of Dunwich, archdeaconry of Suffolk, and diocese of Norwich, East Suffolk, 2 miles north-west from Halesworth. The church of St. Andrew is an old building, with Norman tower, and a remarkably fine arch, formerly one of the entrances; there is also another arch worthy of notice: the interior has been repaired, with pews and vestry: the stained glass windows, with emblems of the Apostles, were the gift of the late Sir W. E. C. Hartopp, Bart.; the cost was 100. The parish register dates from the year 1553. The living is a vicarage, annual value 115, with residence, in the gift of Sir John Hartopp, Bart.; lord of the manor, and held by the Rev. Robert Kemp, who is also incumbent of Walpole. Here is a Free school, and a neat Independent chapel, built in 1841. The population in 1861 was 427; the area is 2,243a. Or. 35p. The gross value is 3,912 5s., and the rateable value 3,334.
Parish Clerk, John Aldrich.
Letters through Halesworth, which is also the nearest money order office
National School, Mrs. Sarah Algar, mistress

Durrant Mrs
Kemp Rev. Robert, Vicarage
Pedgrift Cornelius Shrofleld, esq

Aldrich John, bricklayer
Alexander Henry, carpenter
Algar James Carfey, tailor & shopkeeper
Allen John, farm bailiff to Mr. H. Stanford
Banks James, farmer
Bishop Joseph, farmer
Blake Andrew, farmer
Bryant Samuel, corn miller
Burroughs William, coal dealer
Catling William, farmer
Durrant Marv (Mrs.), farmer
Durrant William, farmer
Gipson Joseph, farmer
Gooding Fredk. H. farmer, Brook hall
Green Robert, blacksmith
Harvey James, Swan
Haward Samuel, boot & shoe maker
Howlett Jonathan, farmer
Kemp James, beer retailer & gardener
Lenny Charles, auctioneer & estate agent
March John, farmer
Moore Robert, farmer
More James, farmer, The Lodge
Nunn William, grocer & tailor
Pedgrift Cornelius Shrofield, surgeon
Smith Charles, auctioneer & farmer
Smith Peter, farmer
Tacon Richard, farmer
Taylor William, farmer
Wilton George, blacksmith

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