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

BUXTED (the box place) is a parish, in the Eastern division of the county, Loxfield Camden hundred, Uckfield union, Pevensey rape, Lewes county district and archdeaconry, and Chichester diocese, near the Lewes road and the river Ouse, 2 miles north from Uckfield. The church of St. Margaret is a large and very ancient stone building in the Decorated style, and consists nave, north and south aisles, chancel and tower containing 6 bells: here is an inscription to the memory of John de Lewis, without a date: a tomb, inscribed 1308, has a cross, with a priest in his robes, and other symbols. The register dates from 1568. The living is a rectory, valued at £718 per annum, with residence, in the gift of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and held by the Rev. Henry Kingsmill B.A., of Trinity College, Oxford. A fair is held here yearly for cattle and sheep, on July 31st. Here is a National school; also a place of worship for Calvinists. The Earl De La Warr is the lord of the manor. There are charities, of £100 annual value, for educational purposes and apprenticing boys who belong to the parish. Buxted Place and park, now the seat of Col. Harcourt, J.P., was put into complete repair by the late proprietor. At HADLOW DOWN, 3 miles east from the village, is the district church, (St. Mark), which has a district assigned to it, formed from the parishes of Buxted and Mayfield. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the gift of the rector of Buxted and the vicar of Mayfield, alternately, and is held by the Rev. Reginald Kirby, M.A. The parish comprises of 8,943 acres; the population in 1861 was 1,624

POUND GREEN, FIVE CHIMNEYS, 2 miles north-east; WILDERNESS, 3 miles east; CHILLIES and STROOD, 3 miles north; SHEPHERD’S HILL, 2 miles south-east.

Parish Clerk, Henry Eade

POST OFFICE – Stephen Walter, receiver. Letters arrive from Hurst Green at 06.30 a.m.; dispatched at 7.30 p.m.
The nearest money order office is at Uckfield.
INSURANCE AGENT – Liverpool & London & Globe Fire & Life, Stephen Walter
National School, Oliver Simkin, master; Mrs Simkin, mistress; Miss Martha Smith, infants’ mistress

Brent Bernard P. esq. Parkhurst
Harcourt Col J.P. Buxted Park
Kingsmill Rev. Henry, B.A. Rectory
Kirby Rev. Reginald, M.A. St. Mark’s parsonage, Hadlow Down
Patmore Coventry Esq. Buxted hall
Walker Capt. Buxted lodge
Wilson Robert, esq. Strood

Ashby Wm. farm bailiff to Col. Harcourt
Baker John Baker, farm steward, Cooper’s Green farm
Bedford James, farmer & miller
Bishop Stephen, farmer, Huggetts
Booker John, farmer, Shadwell farm
Brown Jonathan, farmer, Red Tile house
Colebran Willam & John, blacksmiths, Highhurst wood
Corke Obadiah, farmer, Howbourne frm
Curd Mary Ann (Mrs.), farmer, Pound Green farm
Damper Charles, farmer, Lapham’s brdg
Divall George, beer retailer
Duvall John, Crow & Gate
Eade Alfred, jun. blacksmith
Eade Alfred, sen. farmer, Shepherd’s Hill farm
Eade Henry, shoe maker & parish clerk
Farrant William, farmer, Stonehouse farm
Field George, farmer, Bellingford
Gardner Margaret (Mrs.) farmer
Gilbert Ann (Mrs.) frmr. Claygates frm
Gilbert John, farmer, New House farm
Gorringe William, farmer, Five Chimneys farm
Heaver Geo, miller & farmer, Hempsted
Hemsley Obadiah & Daniel John, farmrs. Crowpits farm
Hill Thomas, grocer & draper
Histed Ambrose, shoe maker
Hobdin Thomas, wheelwright, Highhurst wood
Jenner Saml, farmer, Pound Green farm
Kenward Elzbth (Mrs), farmer, Old hall
Kenward Kenrick, miller
Kingswood Charity (Mrs.) day school
Kingswood William, bricklayer
Leeves Wm. farmer, Potter’s Green farm
Leney Henry, farmer & miller
Macktlow Edwin, Hurstwood inn
Martin Joseph, farmer, Sleeches
Martin Joseph, farmer, Stonehouse farm
Mills Thomas, shopkeeper
Minns Benjamin, farmer, Old Land farm
Muddle Jsph, frmer, Highhurst Wood farm
Packham John, beer retailer
Parris John, farmer, Chilley’s farm
Perry Charles, beer retailer
Pollard George, farmer Gatehouse farm
Purseglove Samuel, Buxted hotel, & farmer, Lower Totease farm
Russell Jesse, farmer, Curtain’s hill
Starr John, White Hart
Starr Spencer, carpenter
Tyler John, blacksmith
Venes Isaac, farmer, Stonehouse farm
Walter Richard, farmer, Parkhurst
Watson David, farmer, Greenhurst farm
Watson William, farmer, Carrots
Wheatley Wm. farmer, Little Forge farm
Whitewood Jas. frmr, Great Totease farm
Wickens Thomas, farmer, Tanyard farm
Winter Hannah (Mrs.), beer retailer
Wood Charles, farmer
Wood Mrs. farmer, Small Beer Hill farm
Wood William, farmer, Foxhole