Directory: 1874 Kelly's Directory.
Name: Horsted Keynes.
HORSTED KEYNES is a parish, 5 miles north-east from Hayward's Heath station, 9 from Uckfield, and 40 from London, in the Eastern division of the county, Cuckfield union and county court district, Horsted hundred, Pevensey rape, rural deanery of Chailey, diocese of Chich ester, and archdeaconry of Lewes.
The church of St. Giles is an ancient cruciform stone building, with a tower and spire rising from the centre, containing 3 bells and a clock. Archbishop Leighton resided during the last ten years of his life in this parish, and his remains are interred in the church yard: he died in the year 1684: a new tombstone was erected in 1857 over his grave. The register dates from the year 1638. The living is a rectory ; the tithes are com muted at £505 per annum, with residence, in the gift of Thomas Rooke Davis, and held by the Rev. Christopher Brown Rodwell, B.A., of Christ's College, Cambridge. There are National schools; also a chapel for Baptists. Parish Clerk John Butcher.
The Right Hon. H. B. W. Brand, M.P. is lord of the manor. General F. J. Davies and F. A. H. Ducroz, esqs., are the principal landowners. The soil is clay and sand; subsoil, clay. The chief crops are wheat, oats and marigolds.
The area is 4,304 acres; gross estimated rental, £3,588; rateable value, £3,191 ; in 1871 the population was 811.
CARRIER TO LEWES - William Bish, every Tuesday & Friday returning same days.
POST OFFICE - William Adams, receiver. Letters arrive at 9 a.m.; dispatched at 4 p.m. by foot post to East Grinstead. Sundays, arrive at 9 a.m.; dispatched at 10 a.m. . The nearest money order office is at Lindfield.
National School, Henry Mortimer, master.
James Bird of Rose Cottage.
Edward Eastwood of Lyewood House.
Miss - Fellows.
J H MacKenzie of Northwood.
Rev Christopher Brown Rodwell, Clergyman of Rectory.
Miss - Warnett.
William Adams, Grocer, Cheesemonger, Outfitter, General dealer, Post Office.
John Alvis, Farmer of Wyatt's Farm.
Abraham Awcock, Publican of Crown.
James Belton, Farmer of Tanyard Farm.
Wm. Bish, Farmer, beer retailer & carrier.
Archibald Blabler, Farmer.
Charles Carr, Farmer of Jeffrey's Farm.
William Carr, Market gardener.
John Coomber, Farmer of Broadhurst Farm.
Henry Evershed, Farmer of Treemans.
George Friend, Miller & Farmer.
Barzillan Gardener, Farmer of Burnt Oak Farm.
Owen Hills, Carpenter & Wheelwright.
Geo. Hoadley, Farmer of Hamsland Farm.
John Hoadley, Farmer of Gt. Oddynes Farm.
John Knight, Farmer of Town Place.
Louis Langridge, Farmer of Leamlands Farm.
Richard Hills Langridge, Farmer of Leppard.
Edward Meade, Farmer of Horsted House.
George Mighall, Farmer of Aldgate Farm.
George Murrell, Farmer.
William Murrell Jun., Blacksmith.
Benjamin Newnham, Shoe maker.
Thomas Illman Obbard, Landowner.
- Richard, Farmer of Phillpots.
Wm. Stuart, Farmer of Up. Trimmings.
Frederick Tester, Farmer of Medhurst Farm.
Mrs. Elizabeth Warnett, Landowner.
Geo. Warnett Jun., Farmer of Lucas Farm.
James Woodbury, Farmer of Town House.
The text for this section was transcribed by: Mark Collins.