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History of Suffolk - Worlington 1865

Post Office Directory of 1865.

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WORLINGTON is a pleasant village and parish, in the hundred of Lackford, Mildenhall union and county court district, Fordham rural deanery, Sudbury archdeaconry, and diocese of Ely, West Suffolk, a mile west from Mildenhall, and 4 miles north-east from Kennet railway station, on the Cambridge, Newmarket, Bury, and Ipswich branch of the Great Eastern Railway, situated on the south bank of the river Lark. The church of All Saints is an ancient stone and flint building, in the Early English style of architecture, with a tower containing 5 bells; it has nave, chancel, south aisle, porch, and several monuments, and register chest containing documents dating from about the middle of the sixteenth century. The living is a rectory, annual value £240, with residence and 300 acres of glebe land, in the gift of Lady Windser, and held by the Rev. William Singleton, M.A., of St. John's College, Cambridge. There is a National school, and a Sunday school held in the school-room. The population in 1861 was 349, and the area is 2,080 acres, chiefly the property of William Honeywood, Esq., and George Gataker, Esq., each owning their own manorial rights. The soil is principally sand; subsoil, chalk. A great portion of the land is of inferior quality. Crops: wheat, barley and turnips. There are rabbit warrens on the heath.
Parish Clerk, Richard Frost.
POST OFFICE.óWilliam Barnes, receiver. Letters arrive by mail cart from Soham at 5 a.m., delivered at 7; dispatched at 8.45 p.m. Mildenhall is the nearest money order office
Free School, Miss Kemp, mistress
CARRIER TO BURY.óLewis Chapman, Wednesday & sat
Bailey Mrs. Worlington cottage
Manning Mrs
Moore Mrs
Murray Capt
Pridgeon Miss, Verandah cottage
Read Miss, Verandah cottage
Singleton Rev, William, M.A. [rector]

Butcher Samuel, carpenter
Barnes William, sub-postmaster & shopkeeper
Chapman Edward, farmer
Chapman Lewis, carrier
Folkes Robert, farmer
Harlock & Son, maltsters (Jacob Houghton, manager), & at Ely
Hatch Charles, farm bailiff
Howell Edward, blacksmith
Langham Isaac, horse clipper
Lindscll John, beer retailer & shopkeeper
Lyes William, Chequers
Middleditch Jeremiah, boot & shoe maker
Mortlock James, farmer
Poulter Henry, farmer
Tabner George, Bell
Wade Susan (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Wing Charles, farmer

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