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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.
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

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