Post Office Directory 1851, Clayton, West Sussex

Clayton is a parish in Buttinghill hundred, Cuckfield union, Lewes rape, with 1,870 acres, and a population of 610. The benefice is a rectory, with the curacy of Kemer annexed, in the patronage of Brazenose College, Oxford, and incumbency of the Rev. James Garbett. The church has undergone considerable repairs; the assessment is £2,829. The Brighton Railway is close adjacent; and here is a tunnel 1 ľ miles long, cut through chalk; Clayton Hill, 2 miles from the station, and 7 miles north of Brighton.

Letters received through Hurst.

Baynton Rev. Henry
Bird George, esq.
Ellwood Col. Charles W. The Priory
Garbett Rev. James

Avery Thomas, farmer
Beard James, farmer
Brooker, John, farmer
Durtnell William, baker
Godley George, Friarís Oak
Holford Abraham & William, farmers, Frick Farm
Jones William J. farmer
Kinchip William, surveyor
Lewery Stephen, shopkeeper
Mercer John, miller
Mitchell James, miller
Ockinden William, farmer
Turner John, farmer
Whiteman William, farmer


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