From Kelly’s Post Office Directory of Essex, Herts, Middlesex, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, 1867
EAST HOATHLY is a parish and village, 5 miles south-east from Uckfield, 8 north-east from Lewes, and 48 by road from London, in the Eastern division of the county, Uckfield union, Shiplake hundred, Lewes county court district, archdeanery and rural deanery, rape of Pevensey, diocese of Chichester. A great part of Holland Park, the seat of the Pelham family, now only a farm house, is in this parish. The old church (name unknown) was, with the exception of the square old battlemented clock tower, which contains 5 bells, taken down in 1856, and a neat edifice erected, consisting of nave, chancel and porch. The living is a rectory, value £261 per annum, with residence, in the gift of the Earl of Abergavenny, and held by Rev. Edward Langdale, M.A., of Jesus College, Cambridge. The Earl of Chichester is lord of the manor, and also one of the principal landowners; William Gilliat, Esq., is also a large landed proprietor. The area is 2,000 acres; the population in 1861 was 615.
GRAYS is half a mile north-west; WHITESMITHS, one mile north-east; the NURSERY, a mile and a half north-west. There is an Independent chapel in THE STREET.
Parish Clerk, Henry Rich.
POST OFFICE.- Charles Sturt, receiver. Letters received from Hurst Green at 6.30 a.m.; dispatched at 7.40 p.m.; on sundays at 1.10 p.m. The nearest money order offices are at Hurst Green, Hailsham & Uckfield
RECEIVING OFFICE at the Nursery. Letters are dispatched at 9.15 p.m.
INSURANCE AGENT.- London Assurance, Frederick Holman
National School, William Kingswood, master; Mrs. Sarah Ann Kingswood, mistress
BRIGHTON.- Thomas Bristow, every friday, to the ‘Unicorn,’ North street, returning same day
LEWES.- James Kingman, every tuesday, thursday & saturday, returning same day
Bonnick Miss, Park gate
Booker Thomas, esq. Holland house
Borrodale Rev. F. Prospect house
Clements Capt. Belmont
Gillat William, esq. Barham house
Holman Henry, esq.
Holman Henry Colgate, esq. Lydfords
Holman Thomas, esq.
Kemp Mrs. General George, Spring lodge
Langdale Rev. Edward, M.A. Rectory
Sargent Capt. Samuel Tomyns
Barker John, farm bailiff to W. Gilliat, esq.
Berry Hervey, plumber & glazier
Burgess Chas. wheelwright, Nursery
Doust Stephen, baker & miller
Durrant Algar, news agent
Errey Thomas Jenner, grocer & draper & wine merchant
Funnell Jesse, shoe maker
Funnell Trayton, shopkeeper, Nursery
Grant Richard, watch maker
Hampton James, farm bailiff to the Earl of Chichester, Nursery
Holman Henry & Sons, surgeons
Huntley George, King’s Head
Lee John, tax collector
Norman Henry, vet. surgn. Whitesmiths
Ockenden Richard, shoe maker
Parris Edward, baker
Ranger Peter, grocer & draper
Rich Henry, cooper
Russell Charles, tailor & draper, & at Chiddingly
Smith Richard, saddler
Terry Hannah (Mrs.), farmer
Trill Alfred, carpenter
Turner Frederick, blacksmith
Turner John, blacksmith & beer retailer, Nursery
Watford George, butcher
Watford Samuel, farmer, Belmont farm
Wickerson Walter, beer retailer