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

BREDE is a parish, in the Eastern division of the county, hundred of Gostrow, rape of Hastings, union and county court district of Rye, diocese of Chichester, archdeaconry of Lewes, and rural deanery of Dallington, 6 miles east-north-east from Battle. The church of St. George consists of a nave, side aisles, and three chancels; one of these chancels belongs to the ancient mansion of Brede Place, and was the burying place of the Oxenbridge family; the architecture of this chancel is much more elegant than that of the rest of the church: the interior contains some ancient tombs and brasses. The register dates from the year 1559. The living is a rectory, annual value £900, with residence, in the gift of T. Frewen, Esq., and held by the Rev. Augustus Aylward, M.A. of Oxford. Here is a neat Wesleyan chapel. A fair is held here on Easter Tuesday for cattle and pedlery. The population in 1861 was 1,083. Area of the parish, 4,840 acres.

POST OFFICE.- James Stace, receiver. Letters from Northiam arrive at 9 a.m.; dispatched at 7 p.m.
PILLAR BOX at Mr. Fuggle’s, Broad Oak. Letters cleared at 7.15 p.m. & on sundays at 10.15 p.m.
INSURANCE AGENT.- Reliance, C. H. Barnes

HASTINGS – MOSES Miller, on monday, tuesday, thursday & saturday
RYE – William Freeman, on wednesday & saturday, by van; Moses Miller, on wednesday only

Aylward Rev. Augustus, M.A. [rector]
Brocklebank Rev. William, M.A.
Goldsmith Mr. Elias
Mercer Mr. Joseph
Smith David, esq.

Atree George, baker & beer retailer
Austin Ephraim, farmer
Baker Robert, farmer
Batchelor Nelson, boot & shoe maker
Blake Stephen, cooper
Boots Horace, wheelwright
Campbell Thomas, blacksmith
Carrick John, boot maker, Broad oak
Checksfield Frederick, farm bailiff
Coleman Horace & Carlos, farmers
Coleman William, wheelwright
Crisford Henry, farmer
Crisford James, bricklayer
Ditch John, carpenter
Durrant Jonathan, Broad Oak
Flint Joseph Mercer, farmer
Freeman Lawrence, grocer & carrier
Fuggle John, grocer & draper, Broad Oak
Fuggle Joseph, farmer
Hook Peter, butcher
Hunt William, King’s Head
Joe John, Red Lion
Johnson John, farmer
Lazarus George, shopkeeper
Miller Tilden, miller
Noakes James, grocer
Noakes John Pardon, farmer
Noakes Richard, carpenter
Noakes Thomas, farmer
Ockenden Benjamin, grocer
Richardson Thomas, painter
Selmes Alfred, boot & shoe maker
Skinner Robert, shopkeeper
Slaughter & Pinson, farmers
Smith David, farmer
Smith Henry, farmer
Stace James, carpenter
Weller John, potter
Whatman J. farmer