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

Catsfield is a parish 6 miles north-west from St. Leonard’s and 2½ miles south-west from Battle, in the Eastern division of the county, Ninfield hundred, Hastings rape and county court district, Battle union, rural diocese of Chichester, archdeaconry of Lewes, and rural deanery of Dallington. The church of St. Lawrence is an ancient structure consisting of nave, chancel, tower and spire. Near the church is an old oak, in circumference about 47 feet. The parish register dates from 1611. The living is a rectory, valued at £311 per annum, with glebe house, in the gift of the Earl of Ashburnham, and held by the Rev. Burrell Hayley, M.A. of Worcester College, Oxford. Here is a National school for boys and girls. Catsfield Place is the seat of Lady Pilkington, who is lady of the manor, and, with the Earl of Ashburnham, the Duke of Cleveland, Thomas Papillon, Esq., and Thomas Brassey, Esq., the largest landowners. The parish comprises 2,944 acres, assessed at £2,400 per annum, and a population of 584 in 1861.

Parish Clerk, Isaac Crouch

POST OFFICE. – Charles Robert Honisett, receiver. Letters arrive from Battle at 7.15 a.m.; dispatched at 8.15 p.m. sundays excepted, when the dispatch is at 11.15 a.m. The nearest money order office is at Battle.
National School, Charles Robert Honisett, master; Mrs Mary Wrenn, mistress
Carrier to Hastings. – Thomas Walters, monday & friday, returning the same day

Dowdeswell, William, esq. Park gate
Hayley Rev. Burrell, M.A. Catsfield Place
Penny Mrs. Catsfield rectory
Pilkington Lady, Catsfield place

Adams Joshua, farmer & saddler & harness maker
Adams Stephen, farmer
Blackman Robert, bricklayer & builder
Evernden Edward, wheelwright
Hobbs William, farmer
Hyland Thomas, blacksmith
Muggeridge Stephen, White Hart
Muller George, farmer, Catsfield Place farm
Reeves Henry & Charles, linen drapers, grocers, millers & bakers, & at Bexhill
Saxby John, carpenter
Sheather Frank, shopkeeper
Upfield John, millwright
Waters Richard & Brothers, farmers
Wrenn Frederick, miller
Wrenn James, farmer