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Suffolk - Wangford (near Brandon)

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p.1050

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WANGFORD (near Brandon) is a parish and small village 6 miles north-east from Mildenhall and 3 south-west from Brandon station, situated a little off the road from Brandon to Mildenhall, in the Western division of the county, Lackford hundred, Mildenhall union and county court district, rural deanery of Fordham, archdeaconry of Sudbury and diocese of Ely. The church of St. Denis is a small ancient building of flint stone and rubble, in the Early English style: it consists of chancel, nave and tower, with 3 bells, and was thoroughly restored in 1875 at a cost of £1,000, by the late Mrs. Norman, of Brandon Hall, who also built a school. The register dates from 1660. The living is a rectory, united with that of Brandon, joint yearly value tithe rent charge £707 with 147 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of and held since 1865 by the Rev, William Foord Crocker M.A. of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, who resides at Brandon. Wangford Hall, the residence of Richard Garrett esq. is a very ancient building, once the residence of Lord Chief Justice Wright, who lived in the reign of James II. William Angerstein esq. J.P. who is lord of the manor and His Highness the Maharajah Duleep Singh G.C.S.I., J.P. are the chief landowners. The soil is light and sandy; subsoil, chalk and sand. Here are extensive warrens for rabbits, of which as many as 10,000 a week have been sent to the London market in the full season. The chief crops are wheat and barley. The area is 3,252 acres; rateable value, £772; and the population in 1881 was 56.— —

Letters through Brandon. Lakenheath is the nearest money order office and Brandon the nearest telegraph office.

© Transcribed by E.C.Apling, August 2000; links updated September 2014.

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