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The following is the Horsted Keynes entry in Kelly's "Post Office" Directory 1874

Before the days of the telephone and much later the internet "Kelly's" was used by most people to find the location and address of people they wanted to visit. Sold in railway book stalls it was often used by "commercial travellers", men who used to journey from place to place selling goods and services.



HORSTED KEYNES
is a parish, 5 miles north-east from Hayward's Heath station, 9 from Uckfield, and 40 from London, in the Eastern division of the county, Cuckfield union and county court district, Horsted hundred, Pevensey rape, rural deanery of Chailey, diocese of Chich­ester, and archdeaconry of Lewes.

The church of St. Giles is an ancient cruciform stone building, with a tower and spire rising from the centre, containing 3 bells and a clock. Archbishop Leighton resided during the last ten years of his life in this parish, and his remains are interred in the church­yard: he died in the year 1684: a new tombstone was erected in 1857 over his grave. The register dates from the year 1638. The living is a rectory ; the tithes are com­muted at £505 per annum, with residence, in the gift of Thomas Rooke Davis, and held by the Rev. Christopher Brown Rodwell, B.A., of Christ's College, Cambridge. There are National schools; also a chapel for Baptists. Parish Clerk John Butcher

The Right Hon. H. B. W. Brand, M.P. is lord of the manor. General F. J. Davies and F. A. H. Ducroz, esqs., are the principal landowners. The soil is clay and sand; subsoil, clay. The chief crops are wheat, oats and marigolds.

The area is 4,304 acres; gross estimated rental, £3,588; rateable value, £3,191 ; in 1871 the population was 811.

CARRIER TO LEWES - William Bish, every Tuesday & Friday returning same days

POST OFFICE - William Adams, receiver. Letters arrive at 9 a.m.; dispatched at 4 p.m. by foot post to East Grinstead. Sundays, arrive at 9 a.m.; dispatched at 10 a.m. . The nearest money order office is at Lindfield

National School, Henry Mortimer, master

PRIVATE RESIDENTS

Bird James,  Rose Cottage
Eastwood Edward, Lyewood House
Fellows Miss
Mackenzie J. H. Northwood
Rodwell Rev. Christopher Brown, B.A. Rectory
Warnett Miss 

COMMERCIAL

Adams William grocer, draper, cheesemonger, outfitter, general dealer, & post office
Alvis John, farmer, Wyatt's farm
Awcock Abraham, farmer, Crown
Belton James, farmer, Tanyard farm
Bish Wm. farmer, beer retailer & carrier
Blabler Archibald, farmer
Carr Charles, farmer, Jeffrey's farm
Carr William, market gardener
Coomber John, farmer, Broadhurst farm
Evershed Henry, farmer, Treemans
Friend George, miller & farmer
Gardener Barzillan, farmer, Burnt Oak farm
Hills Owen, carpenter & wheelwright
Hoadley Geo. farmer, Hamsland farm
Hoadley John, farmer, Gt. Oddynes farm
Knight John, farmer, Town place
Langridge Louis, farmer, Leamlands farm
Langridge Richard Hills, farmer, Leppard
Richard, farmer, Phillpots
Meade Edward, farmer, Horsted house
Mighall George, farmer, Aldgate farm
Murrell George, farmer
Murrell William, Jun. Blacksmith
Newnham Benjamin, shoe maker
Obbard Thomas Illman, landowner
Stuart Wm. farmer, Up. Trimmings
Tester Frederick, farmer, Medhurst farm
Warnett Elizabeth (Mrs.), landowner
Warnett Geo. jun. farmer, Lucas farm
Woodbury James, farmer, Town house

 

 
   
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