Skip to content

Eastbourne – Official Establishments, Local Institutions, &c.

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

POST & MONEY ORDER OFFICE, POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK, & GOVERNMENT ANNUITY & INSURANCE OFFICE.
Postmaster- Thomas Cook, 42 Terminus road.
Letters are dispatched for London & all parts by day mail at 11.45 a.m.; can be registered till 11.15 a.m.; second dispatch
at 6.60 p.m.; with extra stamp 7.10 p.m.; can be registered until 6.20 p.m.; the first delivery commences at 7 a.m. for callers & by the letter carriers; the second commences at 12.40 p.m.; in winter months 7.30 a.m.; on sundays the office is open till 10 a.m. Money orders are granted & paid from 9 till 6 p.m. & on saturday till 8 p.m. Post office Savings Bank

RECEIVING HOUSES:-
South Street – Pillar letter box
Old Town – John Payne, receiver
Sea Houses – Pillar letter box
WALL Box, Cornfield road
POST OFFICE, Meads.- John Markquick, receiver. Box closes 6 p.m. Sunday 12.30 p.m.

INSURANCE AGENTS.
British Prudential & Consolidated, J. Cock, ‘Rose & Crown,’ Bourne street
Caledonian Fire, William S. Doeg, Pevensey road
Commercial Union, C. H. Law, 5 Lewes pl. Seaside road
County Fire, Caleb Diplock, Terminus road
Crown Life, C. H. Law, 5 Lewes place, Seaside road
European Life, Alexander Hurst, Terminus rd. & Old town
General, R. 9. Toomer, 6 Mountfield place, Bourne street
Guardian, Reginald Graham, Southbourne
Imperial Life, John Henry Fisher
Law Union Fire & Life, Towner & Co. Terminus road; Thomas Willmot, Roselands
Liverpool & London & Globe, J. & C. Davis, 5 Inkerman place, Seaside road
London Assurance, C. M. Matthews, Sussex house, Terminus road; Jesse Gosling, Seaside road & Sea houses
London & Lancashire, F. Harding
London & General Plate Glass, Joseph Hard, 4 Alma place, Seaside road
Midland Counties, Edward Hurst St. John’s mill
National Mercantile, A. Dadswell, 2 Cavendish place
North British & Mercantile, John Mossop
Norwich Union, Josiah Brown, 40 Terminus road; William Puttick
Phoenix Fire, Alexander Hurst, Terminus road & Old town
Provident Life, Caleb Diplock, Terminus road
Reliance, John Lazarus, 41 Ceylon place
Rock Life, C. H. Law, 5 Lewes place, Seaside road
Royal Fire & Life, Stephen Bretton, 49 Terminus road
Royal Exchange, William Morris, South street
Royal Farmers’, George Thatcher, Church street, Old town
Scottish National, S. Hassall, 2 Alma place
Sovereign. Life, H. F. Harrison, Cavendish place; E. Price, 3 Marine buildings
Standard Life, Geo. Flint, Wentworth house, Pevensey rd
Sun Fie & Life, Robert P. Carr, 8 Grand parade
Unity Fire & Life, Chas. H. Law, 5 Lewes pl. Seaside road

PUBLIC ESTABLISHMENTS.
Assembly Rooms, Caleb Diplock, proprietor
All Saints’ Convalescent Hospital, Hartington place, Right Hon. Lord Brougham, president; Sydney Ringer, esq. M.D. hon. sec
Eastbourne Burial Board, J. H. Campion Coles, esq. clerk & registrar, Claremont house, Devonshire place; cemetery at the Old town
Eastbourne Local Board of Health, John H. Campion Coles, esq. clerk, Claremont house, Devonshire place
Police Station, South street, James Tobatt, sergeant, with six constables
Vestry Room & Parish Engine House, South street
London, Brighton & South Coast Railway & Telegraph Station, Charles Robert Bond, clerk in charge
Stamp Office, 9 Terminus road, J. Roberts, distributor
Eastbourne Union, Union house, Old town, Henry Scott Hayward, esq. chairman; Rev. Thomas, Lowe, vice-chairman; John Walters, esq. second vice-chairman; medical officers, Robert Colegate, esq. Eastbourne district; Buckmaster Joseph Tuck, esq. Pevensey district; T. F. Sanger, esq. Alfriston district; Rev. Geo. Hy. A. Perry, chaplain; William Barber, jun. clerk to the union & superintendent registrar (office, Willingdon); William Clabbum Bell, governor; Mrs..Susannah E. Bell, matron; Miss Mary Ann Sandalls, schoolmistress; relieving officers, Henry Miller Emary, Eastbourne district; Edmund Catt, Willingdon & other districts; William Chapman, Seaford district

PUBLIC OFFICERS.
Clerk to Local Board of Health, John H. C. Coles, esq. Claremont house, Devonshire place
Clerk to the Magistrates of Pevensey Liberty, John H. C. Coles, esq. Claremont house, Devonshire place
Clerk to the Trustees of St. John’s Hospital, Westham, John H.C. Coles, esq. Claremont house, Devonshire place
Clerk & Registrar to Eastbourne Burial. Board, John H. C. Coles, esq. Claremont house, Devonshire place
Clerk to the Union, William Barber, jun. Willingdon
Collector of Taxes, R. S. Toomer, Mountfield pl, Bourne st
Registrar of Birth & Deaths for the Sub-District, & Registrar of Marriages for the Eastbourne District, Henry M. Emary, 10 Terminus road
Superintendent Registrar of Births & Deaths, William Barber, jun. Willingdon
Town Clerk of Pevensey Liberty, John H. C. Coles, esq. Claremont house, Devonshire place
Town Surveyor, George A. Wallis, esq. C.E. Seaside road
Town Crier, Ody Wenham, Sea houses
Vestry Clerk, John H. C. Coles, esq. Claremont house, Devonshire place

PLACES OF WORSHIP.
St. Mary’s. Church, Old town, Rev. Thos. Pitman, M.A. prebendary of Chichester & surrogate, vicar; Rev. James K. Melliss, M.A. curate
Christ Church, Sea houses, Rev. W. H. Lloyd, M.A. incumbent
Trinity Church, Rev. Richard William Pierpoint, M.A. incumbent, Rev. T. P. Hill, curate
St. Saviour’s Church, South street, Rev. Henry R. Whelpton, M.A. incumbent
Baptist Chapel, South street
Wesleyan Chapel, South street, ministers various
Wesleyan Chapel, Pevensey road, ministers various
Congregational Church, Pevensey road, Rev. Albert Foyster, minister
Calvinist Chapel, North street, vacant

SCHOOLS.
National (boys & girls), Old town. Joseph Welsh, master; Miss Elizabeth Ford, mistress. Attached to the school is a penny savings bank, the Rev Richard Wm. Pierpoint is chairman; Rev. T. P. Hill, sec.; Thomas Ryder, clerk
Trinity National, Seaside road, Thomas Ryder, master; John Baker, assistant master; Miss Susan Lees, mistress
Infant (Countess of Burlington’s), South street
Infant (Mrs. Lydia Brodie’s), Old town, Miss Annie Bourne, mistress
Infant, Seaside (Miss Julia Brodie’s), Miss S. A. Knight, mistress

NEWSPAPERS.
Eastbourne Advertiser & Visitors’ List (published on tuesdays by C. H. Law), Seaside road
Eastbourne Chronicle (Farncombe & Bates, proprietors, Lewes; James Roberts, publisher, 9 Terminus road), published on wednesdays
Eastbourne Express (conservative), price 1d. (published on tuesdays by C. H. Law), Seaside road
Eastbourne Gazette (published on wednesday by William Samuel Doeg), Pevensey road

HOTELS.
Anchor, John Newman, Marine parade
Burlington, Henry Carter, Grand parade
Commercial & Family, Caleb Diplock, Terminus road
Railway commercial & family, Henry Sutton, Terminus rd

CARRIER.
Jacob Lewis, through Willingdon, to Lewes, from Puddle dock, Old town, on tuesday, friday, returning same days