Kelly's Directory 1909, Chalvington, East Sussex


Chalvington is a parish about 2 miles north (by road) from Berwick railway station, on the East Coast branch of the London, Brighton & South Coast railway, 8 east by road from Lewes, 7 west from Hailsham, & 54 by road from London, in the southern division of the county, Shiplake hundred, Pevensey rape, Hailsham petty sessional division and Eastbourne & Lewes county court district, Hailsham union, rural deanery of Pevensey (second division), archdeaconry of Lewes and diocese of Chichester. The church of St Bartholomew is an ancient structure of flint, in the Norman & Early English styles, and has a turret containing 3 bells; the church was restored in 1873, at a cost of 890; there are 100 sittings. The register dates from the year 1538. The living is a rectory, net income 137, with residence and 90 acres of glebe, in the gift of Miss Mabel Fuller, and held sine 1895 by the Rev. Richard Harford Irvine. Sir James Duke bart. Of Laughton, is the lord of the manor and the principal landowner. The soil is various; subsoil, clay & sand. The chief crops are wheat, beans and oats. The area is 749 acres; rateable value 1,065; the population in 1901 was 115.

Letters through Hellingly, Sussex, delivered at 8.30am & 4.30pm

Pillar Letter Box cleared at 9.10am & 6.35pm; Sundays at 8.50am. The nearest money order office is at Ripe & telegraph office is at Upper Dicker, about 3 miles distant

The children of this parish attend the school at Ripe

Private Residents
Beasily Thomas
Ellis Miss, Chalvington House
Elvy Frank, Chalvington House
Holman Martin Robert, Manor Farm
Irvine Rev. Richard Harford (rector), Rectory

Commercial
Brooke Bros., farmers, Green Farm
Bugg Frederick George, farmer, Marnhull farm
Cheale Isaiah, market gardener, The Cottage
Deadman George, farmer, Lime Kiln Farm
Elvy Frank M.R.S.DC.Eng., L.R.C.P.Lond., physician & surgeon, Chalvington House
Emmett Jasper, poultry farmer
Geall Obed, farmer, Mount Pleasant
Gutsell Robert, Yew Tree Inn
Holman Martin Robert, farmer, Manor Farm
Johnson John, bailiff to W.T. Amos esq.
Matthews William John, poultry farmer, New House Farm
Walder Phillip, cottage farmer


21 Aug 2006

Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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