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Post Office Directory 1867

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from Post Office Directory of Wiltshire, 1867

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is a parish, in the Southern Division of the county, hundred of Kinwardstone, union of Pewsey, Marlborough county court district, diocese of Salisbury, archdeaconry of Wilts, and rurual deanery of Marlborough; it comprises three tithings, viz., Milton, Fyfield and Clench, 2 miles east from Pewsey, 14 east from Devizes, and 7 south from Marlborough. The church of St Peter , a very ancient Gothic structure, with square tower and 6 bells, is supposed to have been erected about the tenth century: the chancel was restored in 1864. The register dates from 1686. The living is a vicarage, annual value 139 10s., exclusive of glebe lands, house, &c., in the patronage of, and held by, the Rev. John Henry GALE, B.A., of Wadham College, Oxford . Here is a Wesleyan chapel. The Kennet and Avon canal passes through the northern portion of the parish. Charles PENRUDDOCKE, Esq., of Fifield Manor House, and Somerset Hospital , are the principal landowners. The soil is sand and clay; subsoil, chalky and gravel. The chief crops are corn, roots and grass. The area is 3,502 acres, and the population in 1861 was 697.

FYFIELD (or Fifield) Manor House, the residence of the PENRUDDOCKE family for several generations, is in the Elizabethan style, and well worthy the survey of the antiquarian.
CLINCH (or Clench) is a tithing, 2 miles north; Totridge, three-quarters of a mile north.

Parish Clerk,
George CUMNER.
POST OFFICE. Elijah GILBERT, receiver. Letters from Marlborough arrive at 7.30 am ; dispatched at 6 pm . The nearest money order office is at Pewsey.
SCHOOL: Miss Ann FLIPPANCE, mistress


CARTER Mr George
GALE Rev. John Hny. B.A., J.P., Vicarage
PENRUDDOCKE Mrs, Fifield Manor House


BURFITT John, farmer, Clench
CHURCH William, farmer
CUMNER George, shoe maker
GILBERT Elijah, baker and shopkeeper
HAINES Daniel, farmer
HEAD James, blacksmith
JARVIS John, miller & maltster, New Mill
KINGSTON James, farmer, Broomsgrove
LIDYARD Mary (Miss), "New Inn "
PRICE Enos, farmer, Totridge
REYNOLDS Guy, farmer
SKINNER George, baker & carpenter
SOMERSETT John, farmer
STIBY C.B., farmer, Fyfield
WARWICK Guy, farmer

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