Preceeded by Ayrton Chaplin 1872 – 1874

The Reverend Frederick Charles Long who arrived in 1874 was able to take advantage of the new vicarage house centrally situated in the village and convenient for the church. He was born in Tetbury Gloucestershire, the 1871 census finds him in Stowmarket running a private school in Ipswich Street with his wife Caroline and four children. This was probably a short-lived venture as advertisements for the school do not appear beyond 1872. In 1881 after he moved on from Stowupland he is found in 1881 and 1891 as vicar of Tibshelf in Derbyshire. (Neil Langridge 2021)


1874 Rev. Long, Vicar of Stowupland claimed that the National School was larger (sic ie nos. of school children) than the Dept allowed, he said the lobby (14′ 9″ by 8′ was used as a classroom. The Dept pointed out ‘that the dimensions of the school are still only suitable for for 32 while 65 places needed’ . In the following month the majourity decision of the Vestry was to adopt a school board. and the following month a meeting of rate payers passed a resolution for form the Board with Creeting St Peter agreeing to form part of the board since their children attended Stowupland’s national School {ECA}

The Rev Long was succeeded by Richard Peek 1880 – 1882