Kelly's Directory 1916

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Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire 1916

This directory is available for reference from the University of Leicester.

Carlton-Cum-Willingham is a village and parish, on the borders of Suffolk, 5 miles south-east from the Six Mile Bottom station and 4.5 south-south-east from Dullingham station, both on the Cambridge and Newmarket branch of the Great Eastern railway, 7 south from Newmarket and 8 north-east from Linton, in the Eastern Division of the county, hundred of Radfield, union and petty sessional division of Linton, Newmarket county court district, rural deanery of Fordham, archdeaconary of Ely and diocese of Ely. The church of St.Peter is a small but ancient building of rubble in the Early English style, consisting of a chancel and nave and a western turret containing 2 bells: there are 100 sittings. The register dates from the year 1600. The living is a rectory, including the ancient chapelry of Willingham in this parish, net yearly value £180, including 58 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of the trustees of the late Rev. J. Wilder B.D. rector of Brandeston, Norfolk, and held since 1881 by the Rev.Alfred Edward Gover M.A. of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. The Salvation Army have a Mission room here. There is a small benefaction called "Brigg's Charity," of 10s. yearly value, and Wright's charity of £2 15s. yearly, which is applied to educational purposes. Here are two manors. Viscount Hampden is lord of the manor of Carlton Parva and C.F.Ryder esq. of the manor of Lopham Hall. Viscount Hampden, C.F.Ryder esq. Sir Ernest Cassel P.C., G.C.B. and John Alfred Brand are the principle land owners. The soil is various; sub-soil, clay, chalk and gravel. The crops are wheat, barley, oats and beans. The area is 2,415 acres ; rateable value, £1,635 ; the population in 1911 was 279. By an Order which came into operation March 25th, 1886, a detached part of Brinkley, in Newmarket union, was amalgamated with this parish.

Willingham Green is a place in the parish.

Sexton, James Westley.

Post Office - Mrs Sarah Avery, sub-postmistress. Letters arrive from Newmarket; delivered at 7 a.m.; dispatched at 7.20 p.m. Weston Colville is the nearest money order office & Brinkley, 1.5 miles distant, the nearest telegraph office.

Public Elementary School (mixed), erected in 1877, for 50 children ; Mrs. Jane Piper, mistress.

Carriers. - James Westley, to Newmarket, tues. & Haverhill, fri.; James Avery, to Haverhill, fri.

Name House Occupation
Rev. Alfred Edward Gover M.A. Rectory Rector
Makepeace Mrs. Hill House
Avery James carrier & farmer
Avery Sarah (Mrs.) Post Office Shopkeeper
Boggis Walter Carlton Grange (postal address, Brinkley, Newmarket) land steward to Sir Ernest Cassel P.C.,G.C.B.
Brand Jn. Alfd. Carlton hall farmer
Carter Rd. (Mrs.) beer ret. & boot repr
Dawson George William Lopham hall farm bailiff to C.F.Ryder esq.
Driver John Cocksedge Farm farmer
Long Charles & Hubert threshing machine owners
Long Charles Church Farm farmer
Edward Palmer Axe & Saw P.H.
Rollinson Hy. Willingham grn farmr
Taylor Frank Carlton Green beer ret
Westley James carrier