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Directory: 1887 Kelly's Directory.

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Name: Jevington.

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JEVINGTON is a parish in the Southern division of the county, Eastbourne Union, Willingdon hundred, Hailsham petty sessional court, Pevensey rape, Lewes and Eastbourne county court district, rural deanery of Pevensey (first division), archdeaconry of Lewes and diocese of Chichester, 3 miles south-west from Polegate station, 10 miles south-east from Lewes and 6 north-west from Eastbourne. The village consists of a few houses, situated in a hollow amongst the South Downs, about 2 miles west of the road from Lewes to Eastbourne. The church of St Andrew is a small building of flint, quoined with stone, and consists of chancel, nave, north aisle, south porch and a large square western tower containing 2 bells: the tower and west end, of Saxon and Early Norman date, is the oldest part of the church; the chancel is Early English and retains a pecina and aumbrey, as well as two mural monuments and a marble slab to Nathaniel Collier MA formerly rector of this parish who died March 1st 1691; there are two hagioscopes; over the inner doorway of the porch, inserted in the wall, is an oblong stone slab, with a figure carved in relief supposed to represent the patron saint; the head is crowned with a nimbus and the right arm encircles a cross, at the foot of which is supposed to be a lamb, while on the left side is a sculptured serpent; this carving was found in a stone chest in the church in 1783: the church was restored at the expense of the Duke of Devonshire KG, the late rector aided by voluntary subscription, the total cost being £2,400; there are 240 sittings, all free. The register dates from 1661. The living is a rectory, tithe-rent charge £375, net yearly value £285, with residence and 17 acres glebe, in the gift of the Duke of Devonshire KG and held since 1887 by Rev Edward Ebenezer Crake MA of Trinity College Dublin. The Duke of Devonshire KG is lord of the manor and principal landownwer, and the rector is lord of the rectorial manor. The soil is loam; subsoil chalk, the chief crops are wheat, barley and oats, the area is 2,052 acres; rateable value £1,895; the population in 1881 was 296.

WANNOCK is a hamlet in this parish, 1½ miles north-east and 1 miles from Polegate station; at this place are strawberry and fruit gardens of about 2 acres, much frequented in the season by visitors from Eastbourne.

POST OFFICE - John Henty, receiver; letters arrive from Polegate about 7am; dispatched at 6.50pm; the nearest money order & telegraph office is at Willingdon. WANNOCK WALL LETTER BOX cleared at 7pm.

National School (mixed), built 1845 & enlarged 1872 by the late rector for 85 children; average attendance 60; Arthur George Pilley, master.

Rev. Edward Ebenezer Crake M.A., Rector of Rectory.


Frederick Barret, Race Horse Trainer.

William Butler, Baker.

Mrs Emily Crowie, Home for Invalids.

Miss Dinah Dumbrell, Shopkeeper.

Miss Julia Dumbrell, Shopkeeper.

Herbert Goldsmith, Wheelwright.

John Pennington Gorringe, Farmer of Church Farm.

Jsph Gorringe, Farmer of Church Farm.

George Harris, (Publican) of Eight Bells PH.

Daniel Marchant, Basket Maker of Wannock.

Wm. Stacey, Farmer & Grazier of Wannock.

Frederick William Thomas, Tea & Fruit Gardens of Wannock.

Geo. Thomas, Miller & Baker of Wannock.

Other People Mentioned

Duke of - Devonshire KG.

John Henty, Receiver of Post Office.

Arthur George Pilley, School master of National School.

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