Kelly's Directory 1909, Waldron, East Sussex

Waldron is a village & parish, 3 miles south-west from Heathfield station, 2 ¼ from Horeham Road station, on the Tunbridge Wells & Eastbourne branch of the L.B.&S.C. railway, 6 east-by-south from Uckfield, 8 north-west from Hailsham, 11 north-north-east from Lewes and 50 from London, in the southern division of the county, Shiplake & Dill hundreds, rape of Pevensey, Uckfield petty sessional division and union, Lewes county court district, rural deanery of Dallington, archdeaconry of Lewes & diocese of Chichester. The church of All Saints is an ancient edifice of stone, in the Early English and Decorated stykes, and has a tower containing 8 bells; in the church are many brasses and monumental inscriptions to the Dyke, Offley, Fuller, Dalrymple and other families; there are traces of Norman work; the church was restored in 1862, and has 360 sittings. The register dates from the year 1564. The living is a rectory, net yearly value £325, with residence, and 38 acres of glebe, in the gift of Exeter College, Oxford, and held since 1882 by the Rev. William John Humble-Crofts M.A. of that college. Here are Wesleyan & Baptist chapels, and at Tilsmore Corner is a Mission Hall. Foxhunt Memorial Hall was erected in 1906 by Joseph Lucas esq. in memory of his wife. The Offley charity, amounting to £2 10s yearly, is distributed to the needy at Michaelmas. Horeham Manor, in this parish, is the property of the Right Hon. Sir William Hart Dyke P.C. of Lullingstone Castle. Possingworth, a modern mansion, erected in 1866, is now (1909) unoccupied. Tanners Manor is the property and residence of Benden Sharvell Hassell esq. it originally belonged to the Sackvilles, of Sevenoaks, and afterwards passed into the hands of the Fullers, a Sussex family of repute as ironfounders. Old Possingworth, now a farmhouse, belonged to the Offley family in the 17th century. The trustees of the late Louis Huth esq. (d. 1905) are lords of the manor of Possingworth. The Earl of Chichester is lord of Laughton manor; B. S. Hassell esq. of Tanners Manor, & Joseph Lucas esq. J.P. of the manor of Foxhunt. The principal landowners are the trustees of the late Louis Huth esq. the Right Hon. Sir W. Hart Dyke bart. P.C. Francis H. Hardy esq of Isenhurst, Mrs Crossley, Joseph Lucas & B. S. Hassell esqrs. The soil is loam; subsoil, sand & clay. The chief crops are wheat & hops. The area is 6,226 acres of land and 18 of water; rateable value £10,221; the population in 1891 was 1,431, and in 1901, 1,698.

Cross-In-Hand is 2 miles north; St Bartholomew’s district church is a building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave & transept, and has 200 sittings; the Rev. Charles Henning has been curate in charge since 1899. Heatherden is the residence of Mrs Crossley. A cattle fair is held at Cross-In-Hand on the 19th of November.

Horeham Road, a hamlet, partly in this parish, will be found under a separate heading

Parish Clerk – Henry Ades

Post, M. O. & T. Office, Cross-In-Hand (Letters should have Sussex added) – Mrs Amelia Jane Saunders, sub-postmistress. Letters arrive at 3.45am & 3.30 & 6.25pm; delivered at 6.30am & 3.30pm; dispatched at 10am & 12.10, 4.30 & 9.55pm; Sundays, dispatched at 9.55pm

Post, M. O. & T. Office, Waldron Street – Henry Eade, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from Cross-In-Hand at 7am & 4.10pm; dispatched at 11.15am & 8pm; Sundays, delivery 7am; dispatched 9.20am

Post & T. Office, Little London – Frank Piper, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from Horeham Road at 6.30am &3.30pm; Sundays, 6.30am; dispatched at 6.20 & 9.15am & 8pm; Sundays, 6.30am; Horeham Road, 2 miles distant, is the nearest money order office.

Wall letter boxes:- White House, cleared at 7.30am & 5 & 8.20pm; Sundays, 9am: Foxhunt, cleared at 8.30am & 7.45pm; Sundays, 8.30am; Rock Hill, cleared at 8am & 3.45 & 7.25pm; Sundays 8am; New Pond, cleared 10.15am & 12.20, 4.45 & 9pm; Sundays 9pm; Holmes Hill, 7.30am & 5 & 8.20pm; Sundays, 9am; Birch Terrace, 7 & 9am & 7.45pm; Sundays, 7am; Fir Grove,cleared at 11.30am & 8.45pm; Sundays, 8.30pm.

There are also telegraph offices at Heathfield & Cross-In-Hand & Horeham Road & Waldron stations.


Waldron (mixed & infants), 150 children, average attendance, 108; John Bannister, master; Mrs Bannister, infants, mistress
Cross-in-Hand (mixed & infants), for 180 children; average attendance, 167; David John Holt, master

Heathfield & Cross-in-Hand railway station, George Binstead Fossey, station master

Horeham Road & Waldron station, Thomas Ward, station master

Carrier to Lewes – Edwin Akehurst, tues & fri

(Marked thus * should be addressed Horeham Road)

Private Residents
Abbey Miss, Ivy Cottage
Baillie Mrs. Kinnear, Whitethorn
Barker William
Barnard John Charles, Hillside
*Bond William, Eyrestock
Cowie Commander John R.N.R. Foxhunt Green House
*Field Capt. Cecil Duncan, Woodlands
*Foster Miss B. P. Glendalough
Freeman George Mallows K.C., B.A. Heronsdale
Goodwin Frederick, Brailsham
Graham Mrs. Bryckden
*Hassell Major Robert de Bray, Tanners Manor
*Hassell Benden Sharvell, Tanners Manor
*Hassell Reginald Edward, Tanners Manor
*Holmes Misses, Whinrig
Humble-Crofts Rev. William John M.A. Rectory
Innes William George, Longmead
*Large John Daniel, Westwood
Lucas Joseph J.P. Foxhunt Manor
Lucas Villers, Danesfield
Paul Stanley Evan, Linwood
Rason Capt. Ernest Goldfinch R.N. Burnt Oak
Twynam Col. Frederick Robert (late R.A.), Harlyn
*Woodhead Miss, Millwood
*Woodhead Mrs. Oakdene

Ball Charles, blacksmith, Waldron St
*Bates Alfred, grocer
Brook Albert, farm bailiff to H. Bonnick esq. Foxhunt Green
Burgess John, boot maker
Clarke James, farmer, Garrets Farm
Collins George Ephriam, builder
Daw James, grocer & draper
Durrant Thomas Henry, farmer
Eade Henry, boot maker, post office
*Easton Ernest, boot maker
Farrant Spencer, farm bailiff to G. M. Freeman esq. K.C. Heronsdale
Foxhunt Memorial Hall (John Bannister, sec.)
*Gorringe Albert, farmer
*Gorringe William, farmer, Huggett’s
*Haffenden George, farmer, Dengates
Hampton Francis, land steward to the exors. Of the late Louis Huth esq. Old Possingworth (letters through Blackboys)
Hart Alice (Mrs), confectioner
*Hobden William, cowkeeper, Little London
*HobdenWilliam, farmer, Glaziers
Kenward Nelson Thomas, farmer & hop grower, Cross Farm
Moore Robert, farmer, White House
Oliver Samuel, Star Inn
Rogers Albert, butcher, Waldron St
*Ross Edward James, poultry farmer, Sydney Lodge
*Saunders Hercules, butcher
*Smith Edmund, blacksmith, Lion’s Green
Tester Edwin, cowkeeper, Brook
Thorpe Ernest, cycle repairer
Thorpe Horace, photographer
*Walters William, farmer, Summersbrook

(marked thus * should be addressed to Heathfield)

Private Residents
*Carter William, Tilsmore
Collins Mrs. Brooklyn
Crossley Misses, Holbrook
Crossley Mrs. Heaterden
Crump Thomas, Meadowbank
Fletcher John, Fairfield
Francis Charles, Writtle House
*Funnell Gaius William, Heathdene
Hart William, Roseneath
Henning Rev. Charles (curate in charge), The Gables
Holman Thomas Edward
Lutyens Frederick, The Holt
*Pegg Mrs. Waldron Thorns
Ramsbotham Edward Geoffrey J.P. Homelea; & Conservative Club, London, S.W.
Ranken Arthur W. Culverwood
Roberts Maj. Howland, Cyprus Cottage
*Roberts Mrs. Hillside, Tilsmore Rd
Whiffen Arthur W. Belle Vue
White Richard
Wilson Miss, St Aubyn’s
Wood Misses, Glendale
*Woodhams Miss, Avondale

Ashdown Jabez, miller, see Newnham & Ashdown
Banks Thomas, blacksmith
Beard Charles, farmer
Berry James, farmer, Tilsmore
Briggs Benjamin, shopkeeper
*Brett Alfred, farmer
Brown W. & Son, coal, coke, corn & seed merchants; agents for Anglo-Bavarian Brewery Co. & district agents for Thorley’s cattle cakes & foods, carriers & agents for Globe Express Ltd.; hauliers; furniture removers; vans horsed; brakes for pleasure parties; & at Heathfield
Burt William Stephen, grocer & draper
Collins Sarah (Miss), shopkeeper
Cornwall George, gardener to E. W. Ramsbotham esq. J.P. Homelea Cottage
*Downer James, market gardener, South View
Dray Frederick, saddler (tues. & Fridays)
Dumbrill William, farmer & haggler, Dussland
Durrant Trayton, bricklayer
Edwards & Lee, plumbers, Sea View
Foord Thomas, farmer & manufacturer of ginger beer, lemonade, soda, seltzer, potash, ginger ale & other mineral waters; home brewed ginger beer supplied; agent for Apollinaris
Freeman Samuel, famrer
Hassell Ernest A. farm bailiff to Mrs. Crossley, Newpond Farm
Heathfield & Waldron Nursing Association (Miss Alexander & Miss E. Warner-Bubb, secs.)
Herring James, baker & grocer
Hewer Elizabeth (Miss), apartments, Heatherbank
Holman Thomas Edward L.S.A. surgeon & medical officer & public vaccinator Heathfield district, Hailsham Union
Jarvis Albert, builder
Jarvis Frederick, apartments
Kemp Robert, farmer, Fir Grove
Leach Arthur, farmer, Dawns farm
Lee Richard, plumber, see Edwards & Lee
Newnham & Ashdown, millers (stream & wind)
Oliver George, assistant overseer
Pettitt Joseph, picture framer
Rawle Frederick George, builder & plumber
Saunders Amelia (Mrs), tobacconist
Seamer Alfred, Cross-in-Hand hotel
Thomas Mary (Miss), dress maker, 2 Beaconsfield Terrace
Ticehurst Henry & Sons, butchers
Vine Walter, farmer, Belle Vue farm
Webbs Kells (Mrs), day school
White William, greengrocer

21 Aug 2006

Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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