Post Office Directory 1851, Wartling, East Sussex

Wartling is a village and parish, 5 miles east from Hailsham, and 8 south-west from Battle, in the rape of Hastings, and the hundred of Foxearle. The business of the place is chiefly in agriculture. The church dedicated to St. Mary, is a small building, 1 mile from the village, and commands extensive views of Pevensey flats & bay. The area is 4,880 acres, and the population, 962. It was assessed to the Income Tax at £5,154. The benefice is a vicarage, value £307 per annum, in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. Richardson Major, D.D.

Post Office – William Barnes, receiver. Letters arrive from Hailsham at 9am; dispatched at 5.30pm

Turner Rev. John, M.A.
Akehurst John, farmer
Barnes William, farmer & post office, Wartling Hill
Collins John, farmer
Crowhurst Thomas, farrier
Elphick Edward, farmer
Fairhall John, grocer
Funnell James, “Lamb”
Hicks Mrs Philladelphia, farmer
Pettett William, farmer
Stubberfield, market gardener


Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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