Post Office Directory 1851, Falmer, East Sussex

FALMER is a parish in Younsmere Hundred, Lewes rape, situated about midway between Brighton and Lewes; the village is on the highest part of the main road. The Brighton and Hastings branch railway passes through here, through a tunnel of 200 yards in length, at the end of which there is a station. It is 4 miles north-east of Brighton. The church is small, but extremely neat, with a square embattled tower; the benefice is a vicarage annexed to Stanmer. The area is 2,840 acres, and the population 493, assessed at £3,106.

Roberts William Thomas, esq.
Staveley Rev. William Brown

Barbarie John Nugent, farmer
Carter William, blacksmith
Fielder George, farmer
Garnham Barnard, “Swan”
Hodson James, farmer
Norman Henry, shopkeeper
Rice William, shopkeeper
Tomsett William, farmer
Waters Charles, farmer

Post Office – Miss Elizabeth Baldy, receiver. Letters are received through Lewes, arrive ¼ to 8am & dispatched ¼ to 6.

National School, Miss Ann Hare, mistress

Coaches, from Brighton to Tunbridge Wells, pass through here daily.

Carriers pass through here daily, from Brighton to Lewes.


Transcribed by Domonic Paul Motto

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