Post Office Directory 1851, Ifield, West Sussex

Ifield is a parish 7 miles north-east from Horsham, 3 north-west of Three Bridges station, and 1 ½ north-west of Crawley station, in the hundred of Burbeach, though locally in that of Singlecross, Horsham union, and rape of Bramber, containing 1,112 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage in the archdeaconry of Lewes, and diocese of Chichester, value £167 per annum, in the patronage of the Rev. Richard Nathaniel Blaker, who is the incumbent. The church, dedicated to St. Margaret, has portions in the early and decorated styles of English architecture, and contains recumbent statues of a Knight Templar and his lady. The river Mole runs through this parish. The area is 3,880 acres, assessed to the Income Tax at £4,240. Here is a meeting house for the Society of Friends. Lord Rodney and Captain M. Pipon are lords of the manor.

Blaker Rev. Richard Nathaniel (rector) Rectory
Davidson Captain John
Pipon Captain M. Deers Wood

Bransden Thomas, farmer
Bristow James, miller
Caffin Joseph Matthew, Ifield Court
Caffin William Blaker, Langley Farm
Chart John, Bonwick’s Place Farm
Durrant Thomas Watkins, miller
Gasson Mrs. Ann, Ifield Wood Farm
King Michael, blacksmith
Mills Arthur Corfe, Ewest Place Farm
Muggeridge Michael, Whitehall Farm
Page Mrs. Mary, Goftshill Farm
Parsons Samuel, Amberley Farm
Smith William, Buckswood Farm
Stone George, shopkeeper & post office
Stone Samuel, Hide Farm
Voice Thomas, “Old Plough”
Webb Peter, shoe maker
Wood William, Lion’s Farm
Youngman John William, Hillhouse Farm

Post Office – George Stone, receiver. Letters arrive from Crawley at 7.30am & are dispatched at 7pm

Carrier – John Charwood’s cart to Horsham every Friday, returning same day


Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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