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The church was built in 1832 at a cost of £1,600, on the site of a brewery yard belonging to the Home Maltings (now The Manor House). The site had been donated by the brewery owner, William Crisp, to his son, Thomas, the Dissenting Minister.

('Southwold at Prayer' by John Child, pub:Southwold Museum & Histhorical Society)


Miss Sage Witty - School Mistress Addiscombe School - This small, private school was based in what is now the Church Hall. (Bookplate reproduced, right)

See reader's note below.

Miss Sage Witty - School Mistress, Addiscombe School. Ann Betts who attended the school until she was 12, recalls: "To this day, whenever I go into the hall, I imagine I can still smell the old coke boiler which was our only source of heat. Believe it or not, there is still a piano in exactly the same spot as our old school piano stood and I can still clearly visualise Miss Witty sitting at it." (Southwold Organ June 2005)


Miss Sage Witty
- School Mistress, Addiscombe School. The school closes this year on the retirement of Miss Witty who continues to conduct private music tuition at her home. (Reader's note below)








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BSD - Bernard Segrave-Daly
BCS = Bygones & Characters of Southwold by Barrett Jenkins
C = Census
CP = Cinema Programme 1958
CSP = Coronation Souvenir Programme 1953
G = Gales Trade Directory
GRO = General Register Office
K = Kelly's Directory
LM = Local memory
M = James Maggs' Southwold Diary 1818-1876
MCG = Methodist Church Guide 1930
NA = National Archives
PP = Pantomime Programme 1933
PLR = Petrol Licence Records

POD = Post Office Directory
PPP = Pier Pavilion Programme 1924, 1926
RCE = Rotary Club Exhibition 1969
SCM = Southwold Catholic Magazine 1923
SCTG = Southwold Corporation Tourist Guide
SER = Southwold Electoral Register
SFP = Southwold Scouts Fete Programme 1947
SG = Southwold Guide
SGCH = Southwold Golf Club Handbook
SLHR = Southwold Local History Recorder 1980s 1990s (Mrs R. McDermot)
SMHS = Southwold Museum & Historical Society

SN = Southwold & Neighbourhood 1903
SPM = Southwold Parish Magazine 1895 -1954
SR = Southwold Recorder 1927, 1932, 1934, 1935
SRB = Southwold Rate Book
SRT = Southwold Railway Timetable 1915
SSAS = Southwold Sea Angling Society Handbook 1909
SST = Southwold Summer Theatre Programmes
SSW = Southwold Shopping Week Programme, June/July 1922
STG = Southwold Town Guide 1930
SVL = Southwold Visitors List 1907, 1930
SVCP = Southwold Victory Celebration Programme 1946
SWCG = Southwold Wesleyan Church Guide

TTR = 'The Town Revisited' - Portraits of Southwold by Stephen Wolfenden 2000
TTT = ''To The Town' - Portraits of Southwold by Stephen Wolfenden 1988
W = White’s History, Gazetteer and Directory of Suffolk 1874

Note on dates
Unless otherwise stated, dates given do not indicate the years in which the business started or finished but those for which there is firm evidence that it was trading at this address. Sources in brackets; key at bottom of page.

Bookplate in a copy of ' The Adventures of King Arthur' by Eleanor C. Price, presented to Edna Baggott of No 11 Trinity Street at Addiscombe School in 1933.

Reproduced courtesy of Edna's son, Peter Parke