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

BARCOMBE is a parish and station, on the line of railway from Lewes to UckfieId, in the Eastern division of the county, union of Chailey, hundred of its own name, Lewes rape, county court district and archdeaconry, and diocese of Chichester 14 miles north from Lewes, and 6 from UckfieId. The church of St. Mary is an ancient structure, with nave, chancel, and south aisle, and has several monuments of the seventeenth century. The register dates from 1580. The living is a rectory, tithe rent-charge £960, with 49 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor, and held by the Rev. Robert Allen. M.A., non-resident; the Rev. Alfred Allen, M.A., of Pembroke College, Cambridge, is the officiating curate. Here is a Parochial school, supported by the inhabitants. The soil is a mixed loam. The crops are wheat, oats and beans. John George Dodson Esq., M.P., for whom a mansion is now being built in this parish, is lord of the manor. The extensive corn and oil-seed crushing mills, belonging to Mr. Billiter, are in this parish. The area is 5,280 acres, and the population in 1861 was 1,090.
CONEYBURROWS is in this parish.

Parish Clerk, James Funnell.

POST OFFICE.- Caleb Nye, receiver. Letters through Lewes arrive at 8.15 a.m.; dispatched at 5.20 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Lewes

INSURANCE AGENT.- Liverpool & London & Globe Fire & Life, Caleb Nye

Parochial school, Miss Louisa Wilson, mistress

Allen Rev. Alfred, M.A. [curate], Parsonage
Billiter Richard Henry, esq
Egles Gabriel, esq. Beeches
Grantham George, esq. Barcombe place
Mayow Mr. John
Patching Mr. Richard, Spithurst
Richardson Capt. Thos. J.P. Sutton hurst
Wheeler Mr. William

Austen Henry, butcher
Austen William, shoe maker
Billiter Richard Henry, miller, Barcombe mills
Budgen Friend, farmer, Longford
Burnett James, wheelwright
Constable John, bricklayer & carpenter
Constable John, jun. bricklayer & fruit grower
Day James, barge owner
Feist John, farmer, Gallops farm
Foster Isaac, academy, & registrar of births & deaths
Gasston John, millwright & engineer
Grainger Frederick, shoe maker
Harriott John, farmer
Howell Henry, farmer, Barcombe Place farm
Howell John, Royal Oak, & farmer & surveyor
Kenward George, farmer, Vuggles farm
Martin Henry, farmer
Martin Mary (Mrs.), miller
Meeting Morris, farmer, Park farm
Meeting William, farmer, Jipps farm
Mepham John, farm bailiff to Messrs. Hillman
Norman Edward, blacksmith
Nye Caleb, grocer & draper, & post office
Peckham James, farmer. Curds farm
Reed James Selby, Station inn
Reed Joseph, farmer. Cooksbridge
Reed Mary (Mrs.), farmer, Hayland’s frm
Roswell Thomas, jun. farmer
Tapp John, Anchor
Thwaites Thomas, farmer, Bank farm
Uridge William, farmer, Balneath farm
Westgate (Mrs.) & Herbert, farmers, Littleworth farm
Wilmhurst William, baker
Winter Edward, farmer