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may be com enieiitly divided into four sorts — clay, sand, loam and fen. The first description of soil compre-
hends the whole midland part of the county, through nearly its entire extent from east to west, and forms
about two-thirds of the land : the district over which this soil prevails is called ' High Suffolk.' The next sort
of soil consists chiefly of sand, and lies in opposite sides of tlie county — some in the maritime part; much of
this district is highly cultivated, and is one of the most profrtable; "the rest of the sand district lies on the
western side of the county, and compiises nearly the wh(de of t he uorth-westeru angle ; it contains a few spots
of such rich sand-lands as are found on the coast, but abounds with vvairens and poor sheep-walks:
towards the borders of Norfolk it is very light and blowinu. The third district, that of loam, forms but a
small portion of the county, and is not so clearly discriminated as the others : it is composed of a vein of
friable, putrid, vegetable mould, of extraordinary fertility. The fen division is merely the noith-wcst corner:
its surface, to some depth, is common peat-bog, and in different places is under water, though much expi'nse
has been incurred for drainini;. — The surface of Suffolk does not exhiliit any remarkable featuies. Fifty
years ago the amount of waste lands was nearly one hundred thousand acres — the greatest extent spreadlne
over nearly all the country, from Newmarket to the confines of Noifd to it, theliemp de-
stroying every other plant : tlie fabrics wrought In this county from its own hemp have tjieat merit. 'I'lie grasj
lauds are not remarkable for excellence or extent, and the dairy farms are nut so numerous as miglit be ex-
pectt d in so fertile a district : still large quantities of butter are made for the London inurl;et, and lai ge tracts of
grass l.ind are mown for the supply of the towns with hay. The crops, commntily cultivated, are wluat,
barley, oats, beans, peas, and almost all kinds of vi getables, also hemp and hops. The culture of carrots, in the
sand districts, is a veiy ancient practice, and potatoes are giown in eveiy part of the county, The Suffolk
cows, although not large, yield a considerable quantity of milk, but which is not remarliable for lichness.
The number of sheep kept is very great, and the breed of horses is very celebiated. Theie are many rabbit
wairens in the western district, and poultry is exceedingly plentiful — especially tuikies, for which this county
may be said to al^lo^t rival Norfolk. — The manufactures of Suffolk are not extensive or vaiious — liuht stuff.%
buntings, ciapesaiid yarns, being the principal under this liead, with hempen cloth for home cunsumpiion;
the combing and spinning of woiters theie are libraries, a neat theatre and ' national plan. A neat market-place was formed, a few
biliiard-rooms, and assemblies are held occasionally at 1 jears since, in the centre of the town : tiie market
one of the principal inns. The trade of the port con- neld on Wednesday, had fallen into disuse, but it has
sists in its fisheries; the curing of lierrings and j been revived, and another is also now held on Satur-
sprats for the home and Dutch markets; in expni ting day. Fairs, March 1st and ftlaySrd. The borough
corn and wool, and imponing coal. The harbour — and parish contained in 1831, 1,341 inhabitants, and
safe and commodious, is protected by a battery; in 1841, 1,557.

POST OFFICE. Robert Lee, Post Master. — Letters from all parts arrive (by mail cart from Saxmund-
ham) every morning at seven, and are despatclied thereto at a quarter-past seven in the evening.


Adair Sir Robert Shafto
Bagnall Mrs. — , Blackheath
Bedenfield John James, Esq. North

Bunniss Mr. Edward
James Mrs. Caroline
Kendall P< ter, Esq.
Muller Lieutenant Henry, r.n.
Osborn Lieutenant John, r.n.


Alldridge John, master of Free

Bell Frederick, surgeon
Buck Joseph, boarding and day

Garrett Newsnn, agent to Lloyds'

and the Admiralty
Gorham Richard, surgeon
Taylor William, day school


Cross, George Thnrrell
Cross Keys, Elizaheih Catraore
Cross Kevs, Jane Winslow
King's Head, Mary Riches
Mill (& posting house), John Kemp
New Inn, Frederick Geater
Ship, John Lockwood
Tnree Mariners, Ann Easter
White Hart, Mary Thurrell
White Lion, Frances Nunn (com-
mercial, boarding&posting house)
Alderton Henry, fish curer and

rope maker
Beart John, grocer and draper
Bicker .lolni, fruifererand poulterer
Block Robert, cabinet maker
Bull James, butcher
Calver Henry, painter, plumber and
glazier [maker

CaWer John, wheelwright & coach

Chapman William, tailor

Chatten James, beer retailer

CheneryJohn, builder

Coe Edward, fish curer

CoUis James, boot and shoe maker

Culyer George, watch & clock maker

Downing William, butcher

Felgate Henry, blacksmith

Garrard William, maltster

Garrett Newson, corn and coal mer-
chant, maltster and lime burner

Haken Joseph, tailor

Hindes William, tailor

Hunt Wm. & Edward, ship builders

Keisey Robert, painter, plumber
and glazier [maker

Knevett Abraham, boot and shoe

Lee Robei t, beer retailer

Lincoln Benjamin Corbould, watch
and clock maker

Marjoram John, saddler and harness



SHOPKEEPERS, etc.— Continued.
Jloore William, clieniisf, diugKist,

patent medicine vender, and agent

to the Scottish Equitable Life

Assurance Company
Neeve James, haker & coiifectioner
Osborne James, coin, coal, and

timber merchant, lime burner,

and porter agent
Parritt Thomas, grocerjand draper
Podd William, white and blacksniiih
Ralph Robert, coal and corn dealer
Rende William, butcher

Redgrave William, tailor and draper

Hoberts Richaid, boot & shoe maker

Ruilland ifarah, druggist

S.iltoii Horatio, boot & shoe maker

Sawyer Mary, grocer and draper

Self Mai y, frnitertr

Scotchnier Tiinmas, hair dresser

Simpson Henrv, tailor

Smith James, pork butcher

Smith Willirtra, jeweller, lapidary,

and bath proprietor
Smyih Jas. builder & cabinet maker
Sn;i're Robert, baker


Sparrow Mary, milliner & dress mkr
Todd James, baker and auctioneer
Turner Robert, fancy repository
Winter Clias. boot and shoe maker
Woods William, millt-r and baker
Wright John C. grocer and draper


— Sawyer, from the Lion, Thursday
To IPSWICH, an Omnibus, ewry Mon.

day, Wednesday and Friday morning

To SAXM UN DH A M, a Pott Cart, from
the (Mill Inn, daily



excelli lit family and rommerciiil house, as well as a
good posting establislimeMt. Haces are held annually
— the course, which is on the common, is said not
to be sui passed by any in the kintjdom.

The piiri.sh ciiuich of Saint Michael, is a fine old
Gothic structure, with a noble tower, containing an
excellent peal of ten bells; its being detached from

lOECCLES is a parish in the hundred of Wangford

—the luarket-towu, a borough corporate, is 108 miles

N.N.E. from London, 40 n.n.e. from Ipswich, 18 s E.

from Norwich, 14 s. by w. froui YarnidUth, 10

w. s. w. from Lowestoft, and nearly 7 s. from the

Haddiscoo station, on the Lowestoft branch of the

Norwich and Yarmouth railway. The town is chat m-

ingly situ^tted on the Waveiiey (navigable to Yar- ] the church presents a singular appearance: the

mouth), an

Online LibraryI. (Isaac) SlaterSlater's royal national and commercial directory and topography of the counties of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, and Suffolk : comprising classi → online text (page 103 of 131)