Post Office Directory 1851, Udimore, East Sussex

Udimore is a parish in the hundred of Gostrow, union of Rye, rape of Hastings, 3 ½ miles west-north-west from Winchelsea, containing 483 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Lewes and diocese of Chichester, value £100 per annum, endowed with £400 private benefactions, £860 royal bounty, and £200 parliamentary grant, in the patronage of Thomas Cooper Langford, Esq. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is principally in the early style of English architecture. The Rev. William Brocklebank is the present vicar. The area is 2,250 acres, assessed at £3,881. The parish is bounded on the south by Brede channel

Post Office – John Henley, receiver. Letters arrive from Rye 10.15am; dispatched 4.15pm.

Langford Frederick, esq.
Austin John, jun. farmer
Collins Charles, farmer
Collins William, blacksmith
Freeman William, grocer
Fuller William, farmer
Henley John, grocer & draper
Henley William, farmer
Hunt William, “King’s Head Inn”
Langford Frederick, farmer
Reeves George, farmer
Sloman John, farmer
Richardson James, registrar of births & deaths for Beckley district
Smith Edwin, farmer
Stonham Peter, miller
Woodhams John, farmer
Woodhams William Richard, farmer


Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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