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

BOLNEY is a parish and scattered village, 3 miles south-west from Cuckfield, on the road to Brighton, in the Eastern Division of the county, Buttinghill hundred, Cuckfield union and county court district, Lewes rape and archdeaconry and diocese of Chichester. The church of St. Mary Magdalen is an ancient stone building, consisting of nave, chancel, and massive square tower containing a fine peal of 8 bells, and bearing traces of Saxon or very early Norman origin: the edifice has been restored, and a north aisle added, in the Early English style. The register dates from about 1630. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £300, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Chichester, and held by the Rev. William Henry Stallard, M.A., of Durham University. The old vicarage was destroyed by fire in 1860, and a new vicarage has been erected. Warden Sergison, Esq., is lord of the manor; and Frederick Weekes, William Marshall, and Andrew Chittenden, Esqrs., are the chief landowners. The area of the parish is 3,546 acres, and the population in 1861 was 789.

Parish Clerk, George Walder.

POST OFFICE.-Arthur Arnold, receiver. Letters through Cuckfield arrive at 8 a.m.; dispatched at 6 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Cuckfield.
Parochial School, Herbert Bates, master; Mrs. Bates, mistress

Davey Mr. Edmund
Gillespie Robert, esq. Gravenhurst
Marshall William, esq. Bolney place
Stallard Rev. Wm. Henry, M.A. Vicarage
Waddell Mrs. The Cottage
Weekes Frederick, esq. Park lodge
Wellesley Lady Victoria, Bolney lodge

Arnold Mrs. shopkeeper
Attree Thomas, blacksmith
Coomber Richard, bricklayer
Davey Leonard, farmer
Field John, farmer
Field Thomas, farmer, Mount Pleasant
Heaver Rester, farmer
Heaver William, farmer
Henty James, farmer
Isted Charles, shoe maker
King James, farmer
Knapp Charles, farmer
Leppard Henry, farmer
Newnham Peter, farmer
Nicholas James, farmer
Parsons John, farmer
Parsons Peter, wheelwright
Parsons J. (Mrs.), Queen’s Head
Payne Henry, miller
Roser James, Eight Bells
Scrase Edward, farmer
Tidy William, butcher
Tully George, shoe maker
Turner Alfred, farmer
Vine William, carpenter
Walder Harriet & Frances (Misses), dress makers
Walder James, farmer
Walder William, farmer
Wells Henry, farmer, Gate house
Wickham Walter, farmer