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

HELLINGLY, including Horsebridge, is an extensive parish, in the Eastern division of the county, Hailsham union, Dill hundred, Lewes county court district and archdeaconry, rape and rural deanery of Pevensey, and diocese of Chichester, 2 miles north from Hailsham Station, 66¼ from London by railway, 12 east from Lewes, and 14 south-west from Battle.
The church of SS. Peter and Paul is a plain building, chiefly built of stone, with a tower with 6 bells: the tower was rebuilt in 1836, when 112 additional sittings were obtained all of which are free. The living is a vicarage, value £344 per annum, with residence, in the gift of the Earl of Chichester, and held by the Rev. Henry Geldart, M.A., of Clare College, Cambridge. There is a National school. The parish extends for several miles, but the principal part is the hamlet called Horsebridge, which lies on the main road from Battle to Lewes. There is a medicinal spring in the parish, the water of which is considered to be of excellent quality. The fairs are held at Horsebridge annually, on the 9th of May and 29th September, for cattle. There are two Dissenting chapels in the parish – one Independent and one Baptist. The Hailsham Union Workhouse is situated in this parish, and will accommodate 350 persons besides the officers. About 1820 enclosure of land took place. The Earl of Chichester and the Rev. E. H. Johnson, are the largest landowners. The area is 6,015 acres; the population in 1861 was 1,606.
HORSEBRIDGE is a hamlet on the river Cuckmere.

Parish Clerk, George Sinnock.

POST OFFICE.- Thos. Deadman, receiver. Letters arrive from Hunt Green at 4.50 a.m.; dispatched at 8.40 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Hailsham

INSURANCE AGENT.- Provincial Life & Fire & Annuities, James Plowright

Hailsham Union House, Rev. Henry Geldart M.A., Rev. George Gayton Harvey, B.A., & Rev. James Henry Vidal, M.A., hon. chaplains; Richard Thomas Fletcher, medical officer; Stephen Peters, master; Mrs. Elizabeth Peters, matron

Relieving Officer, Isaac Wratten
Registrar of Births & Deaths, Isaac Wratten
National School, James Plowright, master

Dann Mr. John, Swingate cross
Geldart Rev. Henry, M.A. Vicarage
Grove Francis, esq. Leelands
Kenward Mrs. Lower Horsebridge
Woodward Mrs. Winkinghurst

Ades Spencer, farmer, Horsebridge
Akehurst Henry, boot & shoe maker, Horsebridge
Akers Edwin, farmer & hop grower, Broad house
Austin David, grocer, Horsebridge
Austin Thomas, gunsmith, Horsebridge
Budgen David, steward to Rev. Edward H. Johnson, North Street farm
Burfield John, saddler & harness maker, Horsebridge
Burt Isaac, cooper, Cogger’s cross
Burton William, bricklayer & plasterer, Horsebridge
Butler William, farmer & hop grower, Springham
Carey Thomas, farmer, Shawpits
Carpenter Gideon, farmer & hop grower, World’s end
Clark Uriah grocer, draper & potter, Lower Dicker
Clark Thomas, bricklayer
Collbran Thomas, butcher
Cox – (Mrs.), brick maker & farmer, Upper Dicker
Crowhurst Owen, veterinary surgeon, Horsebridge
Deadman Samuel, farmer, Starnash frm
Deadman Thos, grocer & drapr. Horsebdg
Dunk James, farmer, Twitt’s farm
Faulconer John, farmer & hop grower, Knightsbridge
Fox Cornelius, farmer, Home bush
Funnell David, White Hart, Horsebdg
Funnell Mark, farmer, West street
Goldsmith Stephen, farmer & hop grower, Lyeshurst
Gosden James, farmer, Globe farm
Gower Thomas, farmer & hop grower, Blackstock
Guy Ody, blacksmith, Swingate cross
Haffenden Stphn. beer retlr. Low. Dicker
Heath William, miller & farmer, North Street mill
Heathfield Harry, tailor
Heaver Benjamin, miller & farmer
Lade John, farmer & hop grower, Grove Hill farm
Mannington Thomas, farmer & hop grower, Park farm
Martin John, farmer & hop grower, Hawth bush
Martin Michael, miller & farmer, Horsebridge
Martin Thomas, grocer & linen draper
Miller Edward, potter
Miller Henry, beer retailer
Moore Josiah, shopkeeper, Dicker
Newman Harriet (Mrs.), farmer & hop grower, North street
Newman James, grocer
Noakes David, farmer, Horeham flat
Peter Stephen, master of Hailsham union house
Piper John, grocer & marine store dealer, Horsebridge
Pitcher Algernon, farmer & hop grower, Boreship farm
Pitcher David John, King’s Head, Horsebridge
Pitcher John Osborne, butcher, Horsebridge
Pitcher Stephn. blacksmith, Horsebridge
Pitcher William, wheelwright & builder, Horsebridge
Plowright James, insurance agent
Roberts George, shoe maker, Lower Horsebridge
Russell William, farmer & hop growers, Hackhurst farm
Sinnock George, boot & shoe maker
Smith David, boot & shoe makers, Horsebridge
Stapley George, farmer, Grovebridge
Terry Mry. (Miss), straw hat & bonnet ma
Terry William, carpenter
Wenham William, beer retailer
Wickens Issac, jun. farmer, Cogger’s farm
Wratten Isaac, relieving officer & registrar of births & deaths