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

FOLKINGTON is a small village and parish, situated under the Downs, 4 miles from Eastbourne, and 11 from Lewes, in the Eastern division of the county, Longbridge hundred, Eastbourne union, Lewes county court district and archdeaconry, Pevensey rape and rural deanery, and diocese of Chichester. The church of St. Peter is a small building. The register dates from the sixteenth century. The living is a rectory, tithe rent-charge £217, with 10 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of Earl De La Warr, and held by the Rev. Henry Kelson, M.A.. of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. Here are three almshouses for widows, and a Parochial school. F. Sheppard, Esq., is the principal landowner and lord of the manor. Teasels are grown here. The population in 1861 was 154; area, 1,521 acres.

WOOTTON and WANNOOK are in this parish.

Parish Clerk (acting), Robert Crowhurst.

POST OFFICE.- John Dennis, sub-postmaster. Letters through Hurst Green arrive at 7.15 a.m.; dispatched at 6.30 p.m. The nearest money order offices are at Hailsham & Eastbourne

Parochial School, Miss Jane Penning, mistress

Kelson Rev. Henry, M.A. [rector]
Sheppard Frederic, esq. Folkington pl.

Hayward Hen. Scott, farmer, Place farm
Hayward Jacob Scott, farmer, Wootton farm