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TUNSTALL in 1874.
TUNSTALL is a pleasant village, 7 miles N.E. of Woodbridge, and about the same distance W. by S. of Aldborough, and S. by W. of Saxmundham, in Plomesgate Union, and Woodbridge County Court district. Its parish contains 708 inhabitants, and 2863 acres of land, including the hamlet of Dunningworth, on the south side of Snape Bridge, on the river Alde, 5 miles W. of Aldborough, where there is a wharf and extensive maltings and warehouses, as noticed with Snaps. The south-east part of the parish is a sandy heath, where there is a tumulus, in which a Roman urn was found, about the year 1834, containing ashes, two coins, and a piece of a sword three inches long. The Earl of Guilford is lord of the manor of Banyard, in Tunstall, but the greater part of the parish belongs to J . G. Sheppard. Esq., Lord Rendlesham, and the Rev. F. L. Hayward, B.C.L. THE Church (St. Michael) is an ancient structure, with a tower containing six bells. The Rev. F. L. Hayward, B.C.L., is patron and incumbent of the rectory, which is valued in K.B. at £16. 10s. 5d., but has now 42 acres of globe, and a yearly rent-charge of £541, in lieu of tithes. Dunningworth was formerly a separate parish, and had a church, which went to decay in the latter part of the 16th century, when its rectory was consolidated with Tunstall. Dunningworth Hall, a good farm house, is the residence of Mr. James Girling. In Chapel field where Dunningworth church is supposed to have stood, several skeletons were found in 1841. There is a BAPTIST CHAPEL at Tunstall, built in 1808, and enlarged in 1838, and now under the ministry of the Rev. J. B. Lamb. THE NATIONAL School, erected in 1872, in lieu of that built in 1830, cost upwards of £500, It is under Government inspection, supported by grant, voluntary contributions, pupils' pence, &c., and attended by about 75 children.
Post OFFICE at Mrs. F. E. Syred's. Letters arrive at 5.40 am and are despatched at 7.50 p.m. to Wickham Market, which is the nearest Money Order Office. A single line for goods traffic, with a terminus at Snape Bridge,  joins the East Suffolk branch of the Great Eastern Railway between Wickham Market and Saxmundham junction.

Aldous Miss Henrietta, shopkeeper
Alexander David, boot and shoe maker
Baker Charles, bricklayer
Borrett William Hambling, farmer, Walk farm; and Easton
Brightwell George, cooper
Catlin George, tailor & draper, and agent for Prudential Life Insurance Company
Churchyard Jas. veterinary surgeon
Cunnell Thomas, blacksmith; and Wickham Market; h Blaxhall
Daniels James, boot & shoe maker and parish clerk
Debney Robert, farmer, Plunket's farm
Fairhead Allen, wheelwright and carpenter
Ford William, miller, & malt, corn, and hop merchant
Gibson James, baker
Girling James, farmer & landowner, Dunningworth hall; & Rumburgh; and Dennington
Gibson James, jun. carrier
Garrett Newson, Esq. J.P. maltster, and corn & coal merchant, Snape Bridge; & carrier by water to & from London; and brewer (Smith, G., and Co. London); and agent for Lloyds', The Ferns, Snape Bridge; and Aldeburgh
Girling James Read, farmer, & agent for Essex and Suffolk Fire Insurance Company
Girling Thomas William, coal, corn, and seed merchant, Hill house
Gooch Samuel, veterinary surgeon, & victualler, Plough & Sail
Grimwood George, farmer, Wilkinson's farm
Hayward Rev Frederick Lawson, B.C.L. rector, Tunstall Rectory
Knights James, boot & shoe maker
Lamb Rev John B. (Baptist)
Llewellyn Arthur, inland revenue officer
McDowall Robert, managing clerk
Moore William, station master
Page Samuel, grocer, draper, & corn chandler
Reeve Samuel, carpenter and wheelwright
Sawyer Chas. farmer, Church farm
Sawyer Edgar, farmer, Glebe farm
Sawyer Francis, carrier
Sawyer Henry, blacksmith
Sawyer James, farmer, Fir Tree farm
Sawyer John, farmer, Street farm
Sawyer Mrs Susan, farmer, butcher, and victualler, Green Man
Sheldrake Frederick, registrar of births and deaths, & relieving and vaccinating officer
Smith James Taylor, farmer
Syred Mrs Francis Elizabeth, grocer and draper and postmistress
Wayman Mrs Mary, farmer

CARRIERs.—James Gibson, jun. to Ipswich, Saturday; and Francis Sawyer, to Woodbridge on Monday & Thursday, and Aldborough on Friday

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