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

ETCHINGHAM (or Echingham) is a parish, and railway station on the Hastings branch, in the Eastern division of the county, hundred of Henhurst, Ticehurst union, Hastings rape and county court district, diocese of Chichester, and archdeaconry of Lewes, 59 miles from London, 6¾ south-east from Wadhurst. The church is partly in the Decorated and partly in the Later English style, with a central tower, and contains some tombs of the Echinghams. The register dates from the year 1561. The living is a rectory, value £613 per annum, with 18 acres of glebe land, in the gift of the heirs of the late William Whittaker Cleulow, Esq., and held by the Rev. Robert Gillbe Barton, M.A., of Corpus College, Cambridge. This parish gave name to the baronial family of the Echinghams, hereditary seneschals of the rape of Hastings, many of whom are buried here and some at Battle. The Earl of Chichester is lord of the manor. The area of the parish is 3,750 acres, assessed at £2,400. In 1861 the population was 864.
HURST GREEN is a hamlet, partly in Salehurst parish and partly in Etchingham parish, Ticehurst union, rape, and partly in the county court district of Hastings, East Sussex, 47 miles from London and 7 north from Battle.

Parish Clerk, Benjamin Hayles.

POST OFFICE.- William Ellis, receiver. Letters arrive by mail cart from Hurst Green every morning at 2.20; delivered at 7 a.m. Box closes at 10 p.m.; dispatched at 11.25 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Hurst Green

POST & MONEY ORDER OFFICE, POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK, & GOVERNMENT ANNUITY & INSURANCE OFFICE, HURST GREEN.- Patrick James Gibbons, postmaster. Letters from London arrive at 2.15 p.m.; dispatched at 12.45 a.m. Box closes at 12 p.m. Letters from Brighton arrive at 11.35 p.m.; dispatched at 2 a.m.

Commercial Union, W. H. Benge, Hurst Green
Liverpool & London & Globe Fire & Life, John Adams, Hurst Green
Reliance Life, Henry Gasson, Hurst Green

Railway Station, Henry Evenden Pett, manager
National School, Benjamin Carman, master; Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Carman, mistress

POSTING HOUSE.- Eagle commercial inn, Henry Croft, Railway station

Barton Rev. Robert Gillbe, M.A. Rectory
Barton Humphrey Conwell, esq.
Beckwith William, esq. Seacock’s heath
Maclean John Lanchani, esq. Haremere hall
Wright Thomas Short, esq. Miskins

Austin Daniel, farmer, Bellhurst
Barton Humphrey Conwell, farmer, Court Lodge farm
Boorman John, farmer, Boarders
Croft Edward, bricklayer
Croft George, boot & shoe maker
Croft Henry, Eagle commercial inn & posting house, Railway station
Croft Thomas Edward, Station inn, Railway station
Hawes James, farmer
Newington James, farmer
Noakes John, farmer
Smith Henry Tilden, farmer
Reeves Francis & Thomas, millers & farmers
Vidler John, beer retailer, Swiftsden
Vigor George, grocer & draper

Hurst Green.
Adams Mr. John
Johnston Hugh, esq. Iridge
Mackeith William, esq.
O’Reilly Robert, esq. The Cottage
Page Mr. Thomas
Rudyerd Henry Edward Samuel, esq. Etchingham lodge

Adams John, wine, spirit & beer merchant (wholesale), corn, seed & hop factor, agent for Kent brewery, Wateringbury, Kent, & Furze & Company’s London porter & stout, & for the Liverpool & London & Globe Fire & Life Insurance Company
Baker George, shopkeeper
Baldock & Brooker, carpenters
Blinks Thomas, butcher
Booth George, beer retailer
Buss John, farmer
Collins Elizabeth (Mrs.), George inn & posting house
Cooper & Holland, grocers & drapers
Croft John, beer retailer
Croft John, boot & shoe maker
Ford James, butcher
Gasson Henry, baker
Hart & Son, corn dealers
Gregory Lydia S. (Miss), boarding school for young ladies
Mackeith William, surgeon
Reed Thomas, tailor
Rummery John, nurseryman
Russell Ephraim, plumber
Tester James, blacksmith & ironfounder
Tester James, jun. blacksmith
Whybourn Thomas, grocer & linen draper
Worsley Wm. jun. boot & shoe maker
Worsley Wm. sen. boot & shoe maker