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    History of Suffolk - Wrentham 1865

    Post Office Directory of 1865.

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    WRENTHAM is a respectable mid pleasant scattered village and parish, in Blything hundred and union, Halesworth county court district, Norwich diocese, East Suffolk, 8 miles south-south-east from Beccles, 5 north-by-west from Southwold, and 3 north-north-east from Wangford. The church of St. Nicholas is a handsome old building, with a lofty square tower containing a fine peal of 5 bells: it consists of a nave, chancel, north and south aisles, and a porch on the south side, and contains a fine toned organ, presented by the late rector: in 1831 It was extensively repaired, and furnished with 312 additional sittings, and in 1853 it was renovated by the late rector, the Rev. Stephen Clissold, M.A., who removed the old seats in the chancel, and placed in their stead handsome oak stalls, adding also a north aisle, with a stained glass window, executed by Hardman, representing The Ascension: the tower of this church commands a view of a wide extent of coast and sea: during the threatened invasion of Bonaparte it was used as a signal tower, and a wooden signal-house for the accommodation of the sentinels was erected in the churchyard by order of the Government. The living is a rectory, tithes commuted at £580 per annum, with residence and 26 acres of glebe, in the gift of Sir Edward Sherlock Gooch, Bart., and held by the Rev. Edward Mortimer Clissold, B.A. For nearly two centuries, from 1579 to 1770, the Brewster family were the patrons of the living. Sir Edward Sherlock Gooch, Bart., is lord of the manor. Wrentham Hall, completed in 1862. is an elegant building, used as a literary institute, situated in the centre of the village; it has an organ and a clock: the reading room, erected in 1858, is capable of containing 130 persons, and in every respect is well adapted for lectures, etc.: there are between 80 and 100 subscribers: the library contains upwards of 800 volumes: the inhabitants are indebted for this useful building to the late Miss S. O. Leman, who bequeathed £224 to the present rector, to be disposed of in any manner he might think most conducive to the welfare of the inhabitants: the late Rev. Stephen Clissold also contributed largely towards its completion. Hill House, the residence of Henry Blackham, Esq., is a neat white mansion, situated on the Southwold road: the grounds are distinguished by the variety of their walks, so covered by foliage as to afford protection from the heats of summer and the colds of winter. The population in 1861 was 1,051, and the area is 2,303 acres.
    Parish Clerk, John Holmes.
    POST & MONEY ORDER OFFICE & POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK.—Mrs. Sarah Allgar, jun. receiver.
    Letters arrive from Wangford by mail cart at 6 a.m.; dispatched at 7.25 p.m
    Liverpool & London & Globe, W. Algar
    Norwich Union, J. T. Martin
    Royal Farmers' Assurance, S. Smith
    Heading Room Library, Mr. John Raven, secretary
    British, David Palmer, master
    National, Robert White, master; Mrs. White, mistress
    CONVEYANCE.—' Morning Star' (coach), from Southwold to Lowestoft (during the summer months), passes through on monday, Wednesday & Saturday at 9.30 a.m. returning the same day
    LOWESTOFT—Goldsmith, from Southwold, passes through to & from, daily; Bedingfield from Southwold, passes through to & from, daily
    YARMOUTH—Newson, from Southwold, passes through on monday & friday, returning tuesday & Saturday

    Blackburn Henry, esq. Hill house
    Browne Rev. John, B.A. [Independent]
    Clissold Rev. Edward Mortimer, B.A. [rector], Rectory
    Girling Mr. James
    Hoffman Octavius William, esq
    Miller Thomas Corne, esq
    Totten Mr. M. J
    Vincent John Francis, esq. J.P.

    Algar William, shopkeeper
    Algar Sarah (Mrs.), baker
    Artis Joseph, bricklayer
    Baldry James, watch & clock maker
    Balls John, wheelwright
    Bcuns William, farmer
    Burcham Thomas, ironmonger
    Candler James, farmer
    Carter Benjamin, miller
    Cottingbam Hannah (Mrs.), farmer
    Crisp Henry, butcher
    Dade John, carpenter
    Dennington Caleb, miller
    Dennington Robert, shoe maker
    Durham Herbert, farmer
    Fairer Frederick, chemist
    Fiske William, Spread Eagle
    Fletcher George, farmer
    Fox Henry, farmer
    Fuller John, farmer
    Gage Samuel, whitesmith
    Gardiner Henry, watch & clock maker
    Graystone James, whitesmith, iron & brass founder
    Gunn John, corn dealer
    Harvey John, bricklayer
    Hoselup Samuel, tailor
    Hilleary Francis, carpenter
    Hoffman Octavius William, surgeon
    Hurwood Thomas, miller & corn dealer
    Johnson Henry, butcher
    Last John, farmer
    Lilly Royal William & Son, plumbers, painters & glaziers
    Literary Institute, Wrentham hall
    Lloyd James, blacksmith
    Martin John Thomas, grocer
    Miller Thomas Corne, surgeon
    Nunn William, coal dealer
    Osborne John, boot & shoe maker
    Pretty James, shoe maker
    Raven James, market gardener
    Read John, grocer & draper
    Read Robert, baker
    Rendlesham George, shoe maker
    Roberts Samuel, carpenter
    Sampson James, jun. pork butcher
    Sampson James, sen. cattle dealer
    Smith Christopher, farmer
    Smith Sidney, veterinary surgeon
    Sparks William, tailor
    Stagle Samuel, fancy repository
    Tocon William Henry, farmer
    Ward Henry, harness maker
    Waters John, beer retailer
    Wigg Albert Lionel, farmer
    Wigg Neriah, farmer
    Wilson Wm. blacksmith & shopkeeper
    Woods Henry Jex, farmer
    Woolnough Benjamin, land agent
    Woolnough John, beer retailer
    Wright John, toy dealer
    Wright William, harness maker

    And Last updated on: Thursday, 08-Feb-2018 10:12:26 GMT