Kelly's Directory 1911, Warbleton, West Sussex

Warbleton is a parish in the Weald of Sussex 280 feet above the sea level, commanding fine sea and inland views, 3 miles south-east from Heathfield and 3 miles north-east from Horeham Road station on the Tunbridge Wells & Eastbourne branch of the L, B & S C railway, 7 north from Hailsham and 17 north-east from Lewes, in the southern division of the county, Hawkesborough hundred, Hastings rape, Lewes county court district, Hailsham petty sessional division and union, rural deanery of Dallington, archdeaconry of Lewes and diocese of Chichester. The Cuckmere stream flows through the parish. The church of St Mary is of stone, in the Early English style, with perpendicular insertions and additions, and has tower containing 6 bells, a new bell added in 1908 by the Haviland family, there is a monument to Sir John Lade bart. M.P. d. 1740; a brass to Dean William Prestwick, ob. 1436; and stained windows to the Darby family; in 1893 the church was reseated, and affords 320 sittings. A lynch gate is now (1909) being erected at the entrance to the churchyard by T. W. Green esq. The parish register dates from the year 1558. The living is a rectory, net yearly value £430, with residence and 37 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Haivland family, and held since 1910 by the Rev. Charles Henning. The charities amount to about £58 yearly. About 1 mile east of Rushlake Green are the remains of an ancient priory ( now forming part of the Priory farmhouse) founded by Sir John Pellham in the year 1413 for monks of the priory of the Holy Trinity, in Hastings. Stone House, the residence of Francis Dunn esq. is a mansion, partly in the Elizabethan style, situated in well-wooded grounds. Markyle is the seat of the Misses Darby. The Earls of Ashburnham & Chichester and the trustees of Smith’s charity are lords of the manor. The principal landowners are the Earl of Ashburnham, the Misses Darby, he trustees of the late J. R. Dunn esq. the trustees of Smith’s charity, George H. Day esq. and Sir James Duke bart. of Laughton Lodge, Shortgate. The soil is clay; subsoil, sand. Corn and hops are grown in small quantities. The chief industry is chicken rearing and fattening, which is carried on here to supply the seaside, London & provincial markets. The area is 6,200 acres of land and 6 of water; rateable value, £6,210; the population of the civil parish including Bodle Street Green (which see), is 1,359, and of the ecclesiastical, 992

Rushlake Green, in this parish, is 1 ½ miles east from the church

Parish Clerk - George Barrow

Post M. O. & T. Office, Rushlake Green – George H. Burgess, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from Heathfield Tower at 6.50am & 3.45pm; Sundays, 6.50am; dispatched at 11.45am & 7pm; Sundays, 10.35am
Pillar letter box, Kingsley Hill, cleared at 8am &6.15pm weekdays; Sundays, 8am.

Public Elementary School (mixed), built in 1873 for 160 children; average attendance, 130; Albert Richard Cantwell, master; Miss Gertrude Jackson, assistant mistress; Miss Margaret Turnbull, infants mistress

Carriers to:-
Hastings – Henry Collins, on sat returning same day
Heathfield – Charles Bean, daily, & W. Brown & Sons, mon wed & fri

(marked thus + receive letters through Punnetts Town, Heathfield)
(marked thus * receive letters through Vine Cross, Heathfield)

Private Residents
Brailey William Arthur M.A., M.D. Bathurst
Burfield Thomas M.A., M.B. Pleydells, Bushlake Green
* Crowley Egbert Alfred, Cralle Place
*Crowley Reginald Alwyn, Bernards
Darby The Misses, Markyle
Dunn Francis, Stone House
Henning Rev. Charles, (rector), The Rectory
Laffan Col. Henry David R.E., C.M.G. Little Horeham
Lihou Mrs. Rushlake Green
Taylor Miss, The Laurels, Rushlake Green
Watson George Newington, Lades Cottage

Avard Mesach, farmer, Downgate farm
Avard Shadrick H. farmer, Willetts
Baitup Robert, miller (steam & water), Rushlake Green
*Barrow George (Mrs), farmer, Dean Land
Barrow George Richard, farmer
Booker & Osborne, grocers & drapers, Rushlake Green
Burfield Thomas M.A., M.B., B.C.Camb., M.R.C.S.Eng., L.R.C.P.Lond. medical officer & public vaccinator 3rd district Hailsham union & 4th district Battle union, Pleydells, Rushlake Green
Burgess George H. carpenter, Post office, Rushlake Green
+Burgess James, farmer, Punnett’s Town
Burgess Trayton, tent proprietor
Carr Thomas, farmer, Beech Hill
Catt William, farmer, Little Markyle
+Collins Albert Edward, farmer
+Collins Henry, carrier, Punnett’s Town
Collins Thomas, boot maker, Rushlake Green
+Cornford John, brick maker
+Delves Nelson, farmer
Dumbrell William Richard, baker, Rushlake Green
+Eastwood George, grocer, Three Cups
Ellis Bros. millers (steam & wind), Summer Hill mill
+Ellis Edwin, farmer
Ellis Ernest, farmer, White Birch farm
+Fairway George Thomas, poultry farmer, Three Cups
Fairway Henry William, farmer, Kingsley Hill
+Foster Thomas (Mrs), farmer
Funnell Leonard, wheelwright, Rushlake Green
*Grew Henry B. carpenter, Dean Land
Haffenden James, poultry farmer
Hall Albert, market gardener
Harmer Frederick Charles, farmer, Wyatt’s farm
Hazelman James, farmer, Great Crouches
Hoad Amy (Mrs), grocer Rushlake Green
Hobden Alfred, farmer, Pilley Farm
Hook George, farmer, Moorcock’s farm
Hook Henry, farmer, Durrant’s farm
Leeves Aaron, poultry dealer
+Message Charles, brickamker, Three Cups
+Message James Albert, farmer, Iwood farm
Miles Walter George, farmer Morgan’s farm
+Morris William, baker, Punnett’s Town
+Oliver Joseph, farmer & poultry farmer
Oxley William, grocer & linen draper, Rushlake Green
Pearson Alfred, butcher, Rushlake Green
Pilbeam George, farm bailiff to H. A. Brailey esq. Bathurst
+Pilbeam William, farmer, Rushford
Reeves John William, (exors. Of), farmer & hop grower, Chantry farm
Reeves William (Mrs), farmer, Beacon Land
+Saunders James, farmer, Kemp’s farm
+Smith Henry (Mrs), farmer, Turner’s Green
*Streeten Charles A. nurseryman, Cralle
Sutton James, carpenter, Rushlake Green
+Sweatman James, sen., farmer, Three Cups
Sweatman James, jun., farmer, Flitterbrook farm
+Trill James, beer retailer
+White John, farmer
Wood Albert, War Bill in Ton P.H.

21 Nov 2006

Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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