Post Office Directory 1851, Cowfold, West Sussex

Cowfold is a parish 5 miles south-west of Cuckfield, and south-east of Horsham, in Windham hundred, rape of Bramber, with 4,640 acres, and a population, in 1851, of 975. The Income Tax assessment, in 1842, was £3,179. The benefice is a vicarage, value £452 per annum, and in the patronage of the Bishop of Chichester.

Post Office – Thomas Clark, receiver. Letters from London arrive at 9am; dispatched at 5.30pm

Insurance Agent:- Royal Farmers, Henry Carter

National School, William Duncum, master

Coaches – Brighton to London, passing through Cowfold, mon. wed. & fri. morning; returning alternate days afternoon

Carriers – Taylor, from London & Horsham to Brighton, tues. & fri; returns wed. & sat. John Newnham, from Steyning to London, every Monday

Arnaman Ludwig, esq.
Baker Richard, esq. farmer
Borrer William, esq.
Constable Mrs.
Grimshaw John, esq.
Higgons John, esq.
Otter Rev. William B.

Anscombe James, farmer
Anscombe John, farmer
Ansell Allen, wheelwright
Baines John, farmer
Carter Henry, grocer & draper
Chart Edmund, farmer
Clark Thomas, shoemaker & post office
Dowlen Charles, farmer
Dudney Thomas, farmer
Foice James, beer retailer
Fuller Charles, farmer
Gravely Thomas, surgeon
Greenfield John, farmer
Hammond Charles James, plumber & glazier
Heasman Joseph, farmer
Hills George, “Red Lion”
Holden James, farmer
Leppard James, farmer
Leppard Mrs. Sarah, baker
Martin James, farmer
Martin John, surveyor of highways
Moody James, farmer
Morley John, saddler
Morris James, shoemaker
Nailard John, farmer
Peacock Peter, farmer
Peirce James, farmer
Rhodes Reuben, grocer & draper
Sendall Charles, butcher
Sherlock William, farmer
Smart William, farmer
Steele Miss Rebecca, dressmaker
Vinall William, bricklayer
Walder William, farmer
Waller Benjamin, farmer
Wicking William, shopkeeper
Winton John, farmer


Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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