Herringswell, Suffolk - Kelly's 1883

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Suffolk - Herringswell

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p. 904.

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HERRINGSWELL is a village and parish situated in the vale of a small rivulet 3½ miles south from Mildenhall and 2 east from Kennet station on the Cambridge, Newmarket and Bury St. Edmunds branch of the Great Eastern railway, in the Western division of the county, Lackford hundred, Mildenhall union and county court district, Fordham rural deanery, Sudbury archdeaconry and diocese of Ely. The church of St. Ethelbert, an ancient thatched edifice, was, with the exception of the walls, destroyed on Sunday, 28th of February, 1869, during the morning service, by fire, caused by the pipe passing through the roof as a chimney: the church was rebuilt and roofed with tiles in 1869-70 in the Early English style, by private subscription, and consists of chancel, nave, small transept and tower: the chancel is paved with encaustic tiles and seated with open oak benches; the complete restoration cost £1,250, and was carried out tunder A. Blomfield esq. as architect. The register dates from the year 1748. The living is a rectory, yearly value £200, including 300 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of William Gilstrap esq. and held since 1867 by the Rev. Octavius Hammond M.A. of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Herringswell House, the residence of William Edmund Image esq. J.P. is a modern brick bilding, situated in welll-timbered grounds, Mrs. Mure Image is lady of the manor; William Gilstrap, esq. is chief landowner. The soil is sandy; subsoil, chalk. The chief crops are wheat, barley, and turnips. The area is 2,540 acres; rateable value £1303; the population in 1881 was 193.


Letters though Soham. WALL BOX cleared at 4.50 p.m. Mildenhall is the nearest money order & telegraph office.

National school, erected in 1870 for 60 children, average attendance 35; Mrs. Elizabeth Rumbelow, mistress

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