Post Office Directory 1851, Isfield, East Sussex

Isfield is a parish 6 miles north from Lewes, and 3 south-east from Chailey, in the union of Chailey, Loxfield Dorset hundred, and rape of Lewes. The parish is bounded on the west by the river Ouse. Here is a National School for boys and girls. The church is a neat plain building; the benefice is a rectory, value £340 per annum, in the patronage of the archbishop, of whom it is a peculiar, and incumbency of the Rev. Charles Gaunt. The area is 1,910 acres, and the population 477, assessed at £2,673. Here is a place of worship for Independents. Henry King, Esq. is lord of the manor.

Donovan George, esq. Buckham Place
Gaunt Rev. Charles, Vicarage
Mannington Peter, esq. Isfield Place
Worrell John, esq. Batchelor’s Hill

Bean Henry, Little Buckham Farm
Bonick Henry, Beathouse Farm
Burgess John, blacksmith
Camfield John, shopkeeper
Collins Mrs & Miss, shopkeeper
Collins James, butcher, & Half Moon
Hazelden Leonard, market gardener
Heaver Benjamin, miller & farmer
Heaver Benjamin, plumber
Heaver Edward, Buckham Hil Farm
Hemsley Abraham, blacksmith & wheelwright
Huntly George, New House Farm
Huntly William, farmer
Markwick Ebeneezer, boot maker
Shaw Mrs. Shopkeeper

Post Office – Mrs Mary Finch, postmistress. Letters arrive 8am; dispatched 6.30pm

National School, Mrs Mary Finch, mistress


Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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