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Directory: 1851 Post Office Directory.

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Name: Willingdon, Folkington & Jevington.

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Willingdon, Folkington & Jevington

Willingdon is a parish in the union of Eastbourne, and rape of Pevensey; the village is pleasantly situated on the road from Eastbourne to Lewes, 2 miles north from the former, and 18 miles from the latter; it is small, and sheltered on the west by the range of South Downs, which runs south to the coast, from which place it is 4 miles. The church, with part of the village, is situated upon a gentle rise, and commanding views of the whole of Pevensey bay. The benefice is a vicarage, value £67 per annum, in the patronage of the Dean & Chapter of Chichester. The church is principally built of flint. The village gives name to the hundred. The area is 3,500 acres, and the population 621, assessed at £5,163.

Folkington is a small village and parish situated under the Downs, 4 miles from Eastbourne, and 11 from Lewes; it consists of a few houses. The benefice is a rectory, value £190, in the patronage of Earl De la Warr. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is a small building. It is in the Longbridge hundred, Eastbourne union and Pevensey rape, with 2,110 acres, and a population of 198, assessed at £1,627.

Jevington is a parish in the union of Eastbourne, hundred of Willingdon, and rape of Pevensey, 5 miles south-west from Hailsham, and 10 south-east from Lewes; the village is small; it consists of a few houses, and situated under the range of the South Downs, about half a mile west of the road from Lewes to Eastbourne. The church dedicated to St. Andrew, is a small ancient structure. The area is 1,790 acres, and the population 329, assessed at £1,807. The benefice is a rectory, value £309 per annum, in the patronage of the Earl of Burlington.

Post Office – Mrs. Mary Leaver, receiver. Letters arrive from Hurst Green at 6am; dispatched at 8.15pm.

Letters (for Folkington) received through Willingdon.

Letters (for Jevington) received through Eastbourne.


Richard Ade Esq. of Willingdon.

George Brown Esq. of Willingdon.

Thomas Freeman Esq. of Willingdon.

Miss - Hart of Willingdon.

Henry Scott Hayward, Farmer of Folkington.

Rev. Henry Kelson, (Clergyman) of Folkington.

Rev. - Lowe, (Clergyman) of Willingdon.

Thomsa Sheppard Esq., M.P. of Folkington.


William Adams, Grocer, Draper & Wood Dealer of Willingdon.

William Barber, Relieving Officer of Willingdon.

William Barnett, Farmer of Willingdon.

William Bodle, Grocer of Jevington.

Moses Burton, Blacksmith of Willingdon.

John Fielder, Farmer of Jevington.

Matthias Mockett, (Publican) of Willingdon, Red Lion.

Mrs Louisa Noakes, Farmer of Willingdon.

John Paxton, Farmer of Willingdon.

William Peerless, Smith & Wheelwright of Jevington.

John Reed, Farmer of Jevington.

Joseph Seymour, Miller & Farmer of Willingdon.

Stephen Seymour, (Publican) of Jevington, Eight Bells.

Other People Mentioned

Mrs Mary Leaver, Receiver of Willington, Post Office.

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