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

COWFOLD is a parish, 2 miles east from West Grinstead railway station, 6 south-west from Cuckfield, and 7 south from Horsham, in the Western division of the county, Windham hundred, Cuckfield union and county court district, rape of Bramber, diocese of Chichester, and archdeaconry of Lewes. The church of St. Peter has a good tower in the Perpendicular style, and contains the well-known brass monument to the memory of Thomas Neland, Prior of Lewes. The register dates from 1558. The living is a vicarage, endowed with the rectorial tithes value about £500 per annum, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of London, and held by the Ven. William Bruere Otter, M.A., of St. Peter’s College, Cambridge, archdeacon of Lewes. There is a National school for boys and a small public reading-room. The principal landowners are the Rev. William Margesson, the Rev. John Goring, and Mrs. Broadwood. The population in 1861 was 946; area, 4,458 acres.
OCKENDEN is one mile east; WOOLDRINGFOD, 2 miles north.

Parish Clerk, Alfred Sherlock.

POST & MONEY ORDER OFFICE & POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK.- Henry Summarsell, receiver. Letters by cart from Horsham arrive at 9 a.m.; dispatched 5.20 p.m.

Liverpool & London & Globe, H. Summarsell
Sun Fire, Stephen Fowles

National School, Charles Kettle, master

CARRIER.- Stedman, passes through from London & Horsham to Brighton, tues. & fri. returning wed. &. sat

Borrer William, esq, Brook hill
Boxall George, esq. Averys
Boxall William P. esq. Picknoll
Drake Capt. Thos. George, R.N. Ockendean house
Gravely Thomas, esq.
Hoper Mrs. Hill farm
Hoper Richard, esq. J.P. Hill farm
Laker Mrs
Otter Ven. Archdeacon, M.A. Vicarage
Sadler Nicholas, esq. East Ridge

Alberry William, saddler
Anscombe Peter, farmer, Wooldringfold
Clark Moses, beer retailer
Clark Thomas, boot maker
Dudney Thomas, farmer, Capons
Durrant George, farmer Cotlands
Field Thomas William, draper & grocer
Fowler Stephen, wheelwright
Fry William, Averies farm
Gravely Thomas, surgeon
Henty William, Red Lion
Hoadley George, miller, Ghostdean
Humphrey William, baker & grocer
Lee Charles, farmer & land owner
Leppard James, farmer
Mighill Andrew, farmer
Morris James, boot maker
Page George, butcher
Peacock Peter, farmer
Pierce James, farmer, Mockford
Sendall William, butcher
Sherlock Alfred, boot maker
Sims George, blacksmith
Strong John Blake, farmer
Summarsell Henry, grocer
Vinall Jane, bricklayer
Yeates Stephen, academy