Post Office Directory 1851, Patcham, East Sussex

Patcham is a parish pleasantly situated 3 miles north of Brighton, and 49 from London, on the verge of the South Downs, constituting Dean Hundred, in Lewes rape. Patcham Place is the seat of Lieut-Col. John Paine, through whose estate passes the London & Brighton railway. The church dedicated to All Saints, is a very neat building, situated on rising ground, and is a prominent object, passing along the main road, having at the west end a square embattled tower. The area is 4,170 acres, and the population is 488, assessed at £3,831. The benefice is a vicarage £110 per annum, in the patronage of the Lord Chancellor.

Post Office - Peter Barkshire, receiver. Letters arrive at 8.30am & dispatched at 5pm.

Madden Dr Henry R. Withdean
Ogle Capt. Withdean
Paine Lieut-Col. Patcham Place
Poore James, esq.
Riddestorffer George, esq. Withdean
Tanner William, esq.
Tilestone Thomas, esq.

Ballard Richard, miller
Barkshire Peter, “Black Lion“, wheelwright & post office
Blaker George, farmer
Champton William, farmer
Clear William, blacksmith
Copper Thomas, boot & shoe maker
Dauber James, farmer
Friend James, shopkeeper
Hamshar Edward, farmer
Harris Mrs. Farmer, Roe Dale
Killick Thomas, farmer
Rogers & Ayling, strawberry & tea gardens, & farmers, Withdean
Roots Mrs. “Halfway House”
Scarce Thomas, farmer
Tanner William, farmer


Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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