Directory Entry of Suffolk 1873
Tuddenham St. Mary
Is a village and parish in Lackford hundred, Mildenhall union and County Court district, diocese of Ely, archdeaconry of Suffolk, West division, distant 3 ½ miles S.E. from Mildenhall, 9 W. from Bury, and 3 N. from Higham railway station. The church (St Mary) is an ancient edifice, in the early English style of architecture, with tower containing 5 bells. The living is a rectory, value £280 per annum, with residence and 20 acres of glebe, in the patronage of the Marquis of Bristol, and held by the Rev. Ezekiel Sparke, M.A. Here is a free school for boys & girls, endowed by John Cockerton in 1783, with residence for the master. Here is a Baptist chapel. There is an extensive flour milling belonging to the Marquis of Bristol, who is also the lord of both manors, and chief landowner. The population in 1871 was 399.
Frederick Manning, Sub-postmaster. Letters arrive at 7.30a.m.; dispatched at 5.35 p.m. Mildenhall is the nearest money-order, telegraph office and post town.
CARRIERS TO BURY
pass through every Wednesday from Mildenhall.
Sparke Rev Ezekiel, M.A., rector, the rectory
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