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

BURWASH is a parish partly in the hundred of Henhurst, partly in the hundred of Shoyswell, but chiefly in the hundred of Hawkesborough, Eastern division of the county, Ticehurst union, Tunbridge Wells county court district, Hastings rape, diocese of Chichester, archdeaconry of Lewes, 2½ miles south-west from Etchingham station, 48 from London, 12 from Tunbridge Wells, and 6 south-east-by-south from Wadhurst. The church of St. Bartholomew, partly in the Early English style of architecture and partly of later date, has nave, chancel, and aisles, and square tower with 5 bells, and was enlarged and thoroughly restored in 1856: the iron porch gate was the gift of Joshua Tilley, Esq.: the chancel is paved with Minton’s encaustic tiles: there are memorial windows to members of the family of the late Rev. Joseph Gould, M.A.: there are several tablets to the Constable, Mackenzie, Philcox, Dyke, and Cason families. The register dates from the year 1558. The living is a rectory and vicarage, tithes commuted at £1,119 per annum, with residence, in the gift of the representatives of the late Rev. Joseph Gould, M.A. A National school, in which about 126 boys and the same number of girls are educated, has an endowment of £35 10s. per annum, arising from property in land and stock purchased with the amount of contributions. There are some handsome residences in the parish. In 1860 a police station was erected, with an officer’s residence. Here are places of worship for Calvinists, Independents, and Wesleyans. The Earls of Chichester and Ashburham are lords of the manor; and Lord Ashburnham, Fuller Meyrick, Esq., Edward Hussey, Esq., and the Rev. John Constable are the chief landowners. The area is 7,321 acres, and the population in 1861 was 2,143.
THE TOTT is half a mile east; FRANCHISE, one mile north-west; SHOYSWELL, 2 miles north; CROWHURST BRIDGE, one mile north-east.

Parish Clerk, Benjamin Wood.

POST AND MONEY ORDER OFFICE AND POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK.- John Blunden, receiver. Letters arrive by mail cart from Hurst Green at 2.30 a.m.; delivered at 7.80 a.m.; box closes at 10 p.m.; on sunday at 9 p.m.; dispatched at 11 p.m.
There is a PILLAR BOX at Burwash Wheel, or Common

British Empire Mutual Fire & Life, T. L. Gillham
Liverpool & London & Globe, William Coppard
Norwich Union Fire & Life, Alfred Cox

Collector of Poor Rates, M. Coppard
Sub-distributor of Stamps, W. Coppard
Sergeant of Police, William Pocock
National School, Alfred Cox, master; Miss E. A. Bumstead, mistress

LEWES – Amos Jenner, every monday
ETCHINGHAM RAILWAY STATION – William Manwaring, daily

Barkley George, esq.
Barrow Mr. John
Birch Jarvis, esq.
Chard Samuel, esq. Bough
Combs James Weston, esq.
Cranfield -, esq.
Egerton Rev. John Croker [curate]
Gibbs Andrew, esq. Totts
Granger Mrs
Newton Henry, esq. Franchise
Philcox James, esq.
Pooley Alex. Gobsett, esq. Southovers
Smith William, esq. Common
Tourney Miss

Balcomb Richard, farmer, Glydish
Baldock -, Railway tavern
Barden Edward, farmer, Pugshole
Barkley George, farmer, Burnthouse
Barrow Benjamin, farmer, Green farm
Beale Alfred, farmer, Bine’s farm
Blackford Henry, shoe maker
Blunden John, plumber & glazier
Brook James, carpenter
Brook John, tailor
Brown Stephen, saddler & harness maker
Carman Samuel, farm bailiff, Bateman’s
Combs James Weston, surgeon
Coppard John, rate collector & farmer
Coppard Richard, patten & clog maker
Coppard William, stationer
Crossingham John, blacksmith
Dann Henry, shopkeeper
Daw Samuel, shopkeeper, Common
Edwards James, farmer, Common
Edwards Richard, farmer
Edwards Richd. jun. farmer, Copper’s hill
Ellis David, grocer, Common
Evenden Jno, Blackman, farmer, Rye grn
Fairway Henry, farmer, Goodsole
Fleming James, hairdresser
Friar John, farmer, Glazier’s forge
Fuller Bentham, shopkeeper
Geering Albert, miller & farmer
Gilbert Geo, Fagge, farmer, Witherhurst
Gillett John & George, farmers, Willard’s hill
Groom William, farmer, Perch hill
Hinde George, farmer, Haltdown
Hobden Hezekiah, farmer, Common
Hobden Wm. wheelwright & carpenter
Honeysett Edwin, grocer
Honeysett Hannah (Mrs.), Rose & Crown
Honeysett John, farmer
Hyde John, farmer, Browning’s
Hyland Stephen, farmer, Pookhill
Ireland Robert, bricklayer
Jarvis James Thomas, corn dealer & farmer, Ham farm
Jenner Amos, beer retailer & carrier
Kemp William, farmer, Woodknowle
Lade John & James, farmers, Brickho
Leney James, carpenter
Love Wm. George, farmer, Dawe’s farm
Lusted Thomas, shoe maker
Manwaring Stephen, cooper
Manwaring William, Admiral Vernon, & carrier
Maynard John, baker & farmer
Noakes John, watch maker
Noakes John Buss, draper & grocer
Noakes Joseph, farmer, Tanhouse
Oyler Thomas, farmer, Bowmans
Pagden Henry & Thomas, tailors
Pagden Emma (Mrs.), day school
Park John, butcher
Parsons John, brick maker
Payne John, shoe maker
Pennells John, farmer, Crowhurst
Philcox James, solicitor
Pilbeam Wm. (exors. of), frmr. Climehrst
Pilbeam William, jun. blacksmith
Pottin Sarah (Mrs.), farmer
Reeves Robert, farmer
Relf Henry, wheelwright, Common
Relf James, farmer, Woodland
Relf James, Wheel, Common
Roberson Henry, boot & shoe maker
Rochester James, farmer
Rochester Traiton, grocer & draper
Rose George, Bear
Russell Francis, miller, Common
Russell James, farmer
Russell John, shopkeeper
Russell William, beer retailer
Shadwell Thomas, fruiterer
Simes Edward, farmer, Pounsford
Simes Elizth. (Mrs.) farmer, Dawe’s frm
Smith Henry, miller
Spears Henry, shoemaker
Spencer John, farmer, Testor’s farm
Standen James, boot & shoe maker
Syrett Thomas, farmer, Little Tott
Taylor Charles, veterinary surgeon
Thompsett John, blacksmith, Common
Thompson Benjamin, farmer, Common
Thompson Jas. Wood, bricklayer & builder
Ticehurst Henry, butcher, Common
Vigor Thomas, butcher
Weeks William, farmer
Weller Katherine (Miss), Bell
Weston James, blacksmith
Wood Benjamin, carpenter
Wood Mary (Mrs.), shopkeeper