From Kelly’s Post Office Directory of Essex, Herts, Middlesex, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, 1867
Ardingly is a parish and small village, 6 miles north-east from Cuckfield, 3 south-east from the Balcombe station, 4 north from the Hayward’s Heath station, and 36 from London, on the Brighton Railway in the Eastern division of the county, Buttinghill hundred, Cuckfield union and county court district, Lewes rape, archdeaconry and rural deanery, and diocese of Chichester. A Roman road, and a branch of the river Ouse, pass through this parish. The church is very ancient, containing several curious brasses, and has a low square tower and 5 bells: the architecture is strictly Gothic. The register dates from the reign of Queen Elizabeth. The living is a rectory, tithes commuted at £588, with residence in the gift of J.J.W.Peyton, Esq.; and held by the Rev. William Philip Haslewood, M.A., of Trinity College, Cambridge; the Rev. Morris Edgar Stanbrough, M.A., of Caius College, Cambridge, is the officiating curate. There is a National school; also a chapel for Independents. John Joseph Wakehurst Peyton, Esq. (lord of the manor), and Joseph Esdaile, Esq., are chief landowners. The population in 1861 was 626; area, 3,817 acres.
HAPSTEAD is a hamlet, half a mile east from the church. Wakehurst, the residence of Joseph Esdaile, Esq., J.P., is a mile and a half north.
Parish Clerk, Edward Tester.
POST OFFICE.- Benjamin Tully, postmaster, Hapstead green. Delivered daily at 8.30 a.m; dispatched at 6 p.m. by …. Cuckfield. Lindfield is the nearest money order office
Liverpool & London & Globe, H. Munnion, near Cuckfield
Unity Fire & Life ……..
National School, Ja….. schoolmaster, Mrs. Louisa Farindon, mistress
CARRIER TO BRIGHTON ……. night, returning every Saturday
Esdaile Joseph, esq. J.P. Wakehurst pl
Stanbrough Rev. Morris Edgar, M.A.
Williams Mrs. Lywood
Backshell Wm. turner, Hapstead green
Bartley Jeremiah, Greyhound, Hapstead green
Bletchley Richard, farmer, Stroodgate
Box William & Son, carpenters, Hapstead green
Box William, farmer, Tealinghurst
Burfoot John, farmer, Town house
Burt John, farmer, Bolney
Carter Henry, beer retailer & carrier
Clifford John, farmer, Piermont
Comber Richard, assistant overseer, Hapstead green
Comber Thos. beer retailer, Hapstead
Cook Thomas, farmer, Hickpott
Cook Wm. shoe maker, Hapstead green
Filders William, farmer, Aven’s farm
Heasman Samuel, farmer, Gt. Hapstead
Holland Thomas, farmer, New house
Holland Thomas, miller
Lewry Henry, ……..street
Newnham John, farmer
Penfold Stephen, farmer
Pilbeam Richard, blacksmith, Hapstead green
Sayers Henry, grocer & draper, Hapstead green
Tully Benjamin, grocer & draper, Hapstead green
Turner John, farmer, Upper lodge