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History of Suffolk - Rougham 1865

Post Office Directory of 1865.

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ROUGHAM is a parish and village, in Thedwestry hundred and rural deanery, Thingoe union, Bury St. Edmund's county court district, Sudbury archdeaconry, diocese of Ely, West Suffolk, one mile and a half south from Thurston station on the Bury and Ipswich line, a branch of the Great Eastern Railway, 92 miles from London, and 4 east-by-south from Bury St. Edmund's. The church of St. Mary is a large handsome building, with a tower and 5 bells, nave, aisles, chancel, porch and font, and contains an ancient monument of Sir Roger Drury and his lady, who died in 1400 and 1405, and are interred beneath a flat stone, adorned with their figures in brass. The register dates from about the middle of the sixteenth century. The living is a rectory, and has a yearly rent-charge of �850 in lieu of tithes, with residence, in the gift of Philip Bennet, Esq., and held by the Rev. Morton Shaw, M.A., of Brasenose College, Oxford. The Baptists have a chapel here. Here is a Free school, endowed with �50 yearly, and house for the master. Rougham Hall, the property and seat of Philip Bennet, Esq.. D.L., is a magnificent mansion of brick, in the Gothic and Elizabethan styles of architecture, with lofty towers at the east and west wings, and handsome Gothic portico entrance in the east front: it stands in an extensive and well wooded park, containing some of the finest oaks in the county. There are also several other neat residences in this parish. The soil is sandy and loamy; subsoil, clay and gravel. The chief crops are wheat, oats, barley, and beans, and green crops generally. The principal landowner is Philip Bennet, Esq., who owns the manor. The population in 1861 was 988, and the area is 3,840 acres.
Parish Clerk, Robert Melton.
POST OFFICE.�John Levett, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from Bury St. Edmund's, which is the nearest money order office, at 6.30 a.m.; dispatched at 7.30 p.m.
INSURANCE AGENT.� Western Life, William Clifford
Free School, John Levett, jun., master
Private Residents
Bennet Philip, esq, D.L. Hall
Bennet Capt Philip, Hall
Bennet Ralph, esq
Bevan Robert esq, Rookery
Nunn George, esq, Elder House
Roper Mrs Rougham place
Shaw Rev Morton, M.A. Rectory

Abraham Isaac, farmer
Bennett William, boot maker
Bond James, Bennets Arms
Burroughs James, shopkeeper
Clark Henry, wheelwright
Corbell Robert, farmer
Cornish George, farmer
Drake John, butcher
Drake Walter, farmer
Edgar Richard, farmer
Elmer William, farmer
Gladwell Michael, plumber
Hayward Charles, farmer
Hayward Robert, farmer
King Francis, miller
Last James, gardener
Last Joshua, shoe maker
Levett Catherine (Mrs), farmer
Levett John, blacksmith
Levett John, jun. assistant overseer
Levett Robert, farmer
Manning John, farmer
Marriott William, blacksmith
Melton Robert, beer retailer
Mortlock Mary (Mrs.), farmer
Nice John, shopkeeper
Nunn Frederic, farmer
Olle Frances (Mrs.), beer retailer
Parish Thomas, blacksmith
Race John, farmer
Ransom Robert, wheelwright
Sturgeon James, farmer

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