From Kelly’s Post Office Directory of Essex, Herts, Middlesex, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, 1867

ASHBURNHAM is a parish, near the road from Battle to Hailsham, 5 miles west from Battle railway station, in the Eastern division of the county, Foxearle hundred, Hastings rape and county court district, diocese of Chichester, archdeaconry of Lewes, deanery of Dallington, and union of Battle. The church of St. James is ancient: it contains monuments of the Ashburnham family. The living is a vicarage, with Penhurst rectory annexed, joint annual value £350, with residence, in the gift of the Earl of Ashburnham, and held by the Rev. John Read Munn, D.A., of Worcester College, Oxford. Here is a school for boys and girls, supported by the Earl of Ashburnham. Ashburnbam Place, the seat of the Earl of Ashburnham, lord of the manor and chief landowner, is a noble mansion of red brick, situated in a fine and well-wooded park. The parish comprises 3,648 acres; the population in 1861 was 844.

POST OFFICE.- Mrs. Elizabeth Golden, sub-postmistress, Brownbread street. Letters arrive from Battle, which is the nearest money order office, at 8.30 a.m.; dispatched at 5.30 p.m.
School (boys & girls), supported by the Earl of Ashburnham

Ashburnham Right Hon. the Earl of, Ashburnham place
Munn Rev. John Read, B.A. Vicarage

Body George, farmer & hop grower, Brigden Hill farm
Bourner Charles, jun. Ash Tree inn, & farmer
Cooke Job, farmer & hop grower, Pont’s green
Cooke Thomas, farmer & hop grower, Pont’s green
Cuthbert Sidney, miller
Geering George, blacksmith, Pont’s grn
Golden Elizabeth (Mrs.), maltster, brewer, & post office, Northlands
Haiselden Benjamin, farmer, Glyde’s frm
Hobden Edward, farmer, Thorndon
Hodgson Edward, land steward to the Earl of Ashburnham, Langhams
Hodgson Robert, land steward to the Earl of Ashburnham, Egmerhurst
Isted John, farmer, Pigknolle farm
Kenward George, farmer & hop grower, Kitchenham
Noakes Thos. butcher, Brownbread st
Noakes William, farmer & hop grower, Siverick’s farm
Partridge Mary (Mrs.), farmer, Court Lodge farm
Pinyon James, farmer & hop grower, Frankwell
Simmonds Thomas, farmer & hop grower, Lattenden farm
Stubberfield Jas. farmer, Gardner’s farm
Ticehurst Henry, jun. wheelwright, Pont’s green
Weston Thomas William, farmer