Kelly's Directory 1909, Wartling, East Sussex

Wartling is a village and parish, 4 miles north from Pevensey station on the Brighton & Hastings section of the L.B.&.S.C. railway, 68 miles from London, 5 ½ east from Hailsham and 14 west from Hastings, in the southern division of the county, Hastings rape & county court district, Hailsham petty sessional division & union, hundred of Foxearle, rural deanery of Pevensey (1st div.), archdeaconry of Lewes and diocese of Chichester. In March 1886 a portion of this parish was incorporated with the parish of Hurstmonceux by Local Government Board Order. The church of St Mary Magdalene is an ancient building of stone, in the Early English style, and has a belfry with spire, containing 4 bells; there are tablets to the Curteis family & others; the church affords 250 sittings. The register dates from the year 1539. The living is a vicarage, net income £300, with residence & 7 acres of glebe, in the gift of Mrs Jones, and held since 1890 by the Rev. George Russell Poole Lic.Th. of University College, Durham. Windmill Hill Place is the seat of Herbert Curteis esq. J.P. The Earl of Ashburnham, who is lord of the manor of Rockland & Cowden, and H. Curteis esq. J.P. are the largest landowners. The soil is loam; subsoil, sand. The chief crops are oats, barley & turnips. The area is 3,281 acres of land and 6 of water; rateable value, £3,685; the population in 1901 was 541 civil, and 533 ecclesiastical.

Boreham (or Boreham Street) is a manor & populous hamlet of Wartling parish, and is 1 ½ miles north from Wartling village, on the road from Battle to Lewes

Parish Clerk – Alfred Snashall

Post Office, Wartling Hill – William Henry Brook, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from Hastings at 8am; dispatched at 5pm; Sundays arrive 9am & dispatched at 11.30am. The nearest money order office is at Boreham Street & telegraph office at Pevensey, 3 miles distant.

Post & M. O. Office, Boreham Street – Nathan Austin, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from Hailsham at 8.50am & 3.45pm; dispatched 8.45am & 6.10pm; Sundays, arrive 8.40am; dispatched 10.25am. The nearest telegraph office is at Hurstmonceux, 2 miles distant.

Post Office, Windmill Hill – Frederick Hallaway, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from Hailsham at 7.35am & 3.50pm; dispatched at 9.45am & 6.25pm; Sundays arrive 8am; dispatched 10.50am. The nearest money order office is at Boreham Street & telegraph office at Hurstmonceux, I mile distant

Public Elementary School (mixed), Wartling, built in 1850, fro 120 children; average attendance 75; Miss Agnes Ibbotson, mistress; Miss Eleanor Brooke, infant’s mistress.

Wartling marked thus * are in the Hailsham postal district, the remainder are in the Hastings postal district

*Campbell Colin Randolph, The Laurels
*Curteis Herbert J.P. Windmill Hill Place
Poole Rev. George Russell Lic.Th. The Vicarage

Allin William, farmer, Court Lodge farm
Cocks Frederick G. farmer, Cooper’s farm
Crowhurst Gideon, veterinary surgeon & farmer, Wellhouse
Elphick Edward, marsh keeper, Wartling Hill
*Farrall David, Dormers farm
*Hallaway Frederick, grocer & draper, & post office, Windmill Hill
*Harwood Emily (Mrs), farmer, Comphurst farm
Hilton James, cattle dealer, The Reids
*Honeysett David, farmer, Cowden & Tilley farms
Jenner Albert, farmer, Mills farm
Luck James, wheelwright, Wartling Hill
Martin Henry, farmer, Woodlands farm
Russell Isaac, farmer, Rocklands
*Simmons Charles, jun., Horse Shoe P.H. Windmill Hill
*Simmons George, blacksmith & farrier, Windmill Hill
*Simmons Joseph Thomas, assistant overseer for Wartling & collector of land & income tax for Wartling & Hurstmonceux, Beacon Grn. Windmill Hill
Stubberfield Stephen, market gardener
West John Thomas, Lamb Inn

Boreham, postal district of Hailsham

Garman Edwin Cornelius, The Limes
Hodgson Mrs. Boreham House
Ponting Dudley James, The Hollies

Austin Nathan, grocer & draper, post office
Dawes Edwin, farmer
Funnell H. A. market gardener
Garman Edwin Cornelius M.R.C.S.Eng., L.R.C.P.Lond. surgeon & medical officer & public vaccinator, 4th district, Hailsham union, The Limes
Lade Samuel, saddler
Luck George, carpenter
Mercer George, farmer, Boreham farm
Pocock William, Bull’s Head P.H.
Prickett Theophilus, butcher
Sheather Thomas, saddler
Sinden James Thomas, miller (wind) & farmer
Snashall John, boot maker
Stollery Miles (Mrs), market gardener
Swanton John, farmer, Jarrett’s farm
Sydenham Thomas John, farmer
Tugnet Walter, watch maker
Wood William, boot maker

19 Aug 2006

Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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