Barningham, Suffolk - Kelly's 1883

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Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p.798.

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BARNINGHAM is a village and parish 8 miles south-east from Thetford, 5 miles south from Harling Road station and 11 north-east from Bury St. Edmunds, in the Western division of the county, Blackbourn hundred, Thetford union and county court district, rural deanery of Blackbourn, archdeaconry of Sudbury and diocese of Ely. The church of St. Andrew is an ancient flint building, in the Early English style, and consists of chancel and nave, with square tower: there are some very handsome carved oak benches and a chancel screen: the chancel is decorated with stained windows and carved reredos containing a copy of the Last Supper, by Leonardo da Vinci: the church was restored in 1877. The register dates from the year 1538. The living is a discharged rectory, with that of Coney Weston annexed, joint yearly commuted value £967, with 26 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of the trustees of the late Rev. James Edwards M.A. and held since 1876 by the Rev. Arthur William Edwards M.A. of University College, Oxford. The Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists have each a chapel here. Cornell Henry Fison esq. who is lord of the manor, with Robert W. Bevan esq. are the chief landowners. The soil is mixed, mostly heavy; subsoil, clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats and turnips. The area is 1,586 acres; rateable value £2,777; the population in 1881 was 421.


POST OFFICE.—Charles Edward Catton, postmaster. Letters received from Bury St. Edmunds at8.15 a,m. Box closes at 4.30 p.m. week days, & at 9.45 a.m. on sundays. Hopton is the nearest money order office & Ixworth & Walsham the nearest telegraph office.

INSURANCE AGENT.—County Fire, Herbert A.Peto

Natonal School, Miss Esther Cooper.mistress

Assessor & Collector of Taxes, Charles Edward Catton

CARRIER TO BURY.—Elijah Ransom, saturday

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