Horsted Keynes

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

HORSTED KEYNES is a parish, 8 miles south from East Grinstead, 5 north-east from Hayward’s Heath station, 9 from Uckfield, and 40 from London, in the Eastern division of the county, Cuckfield union and county court district, Horsted hundred, Pevensey rape, diocese of Chichester, and archdeaconry of Lewes. The church is an ancient cruciform stone building, with a tower and spire rising from the centre, containing 3 bells and a clock. Archbishop Leighton resided during the last ten years of his life in this parish, and his remains lie interred in the churchyard: he died in the year 1684: a new tombstone was erected in 1857 over his grave: there are monuments and tablets to the Wyatt Family, bearing date 1753, &c., &c. The register dates from 1638. The living is a rectory; the tithes are commuted at £505 per annum, with residence in the gift of John Francis Austen, Esq., and held by the Rev. William Plucknett, M.A., of St. John’s College, Cambridge. There are National schools; also a chapel for Independents. The soil is clay and sand. The Rt. Hon. H. Brand, M.P., is lord of the manor. General F. J. Davies and Robert Sharpe, Esq., are the principal landowners. In 1861 the population was 790; the area is 4,304 acres.
DANEHILL is a mile and a half east.

Parish Clerk, John Butcher.

POST OFFICE.- Edward Awcock, receiver. Letters arrive at 9 a.m.; dispatched at 3 p.m. by foot post to East Grinstead. The nearest money order office is at Danehill

INSURANCE AGENT.- Liverpool & London & Globe, Henry White, Dane hill, Uckfield

National School, William Ellis, master; Mrs. Mary Ann Ellis, mistress

CARRIER TO LEWES.- William Bish, every tuesday & friday, returning same days

Fellows Miss
Forrester Mrs
Bill Mr. Charles W. Trimmings
Holman Mr. Thomas
Plucknett Rev. William, M.A. [rector]
Sharpe Paul, esq. Northwood

Adams William, grocer & draper
Alvis John, farmer, Aldgate farm
Awcock Edward, grocer, & post office
Bish Wm. farmer, beer retailer & carrier
Blaber Archibald, farmer
Blaber John, farmer, Cinder hill
Botten Henry, farmer, Tanyard farm
Carr Charles, farmer, Jeffrey’s farm
Carr William, market gardener
Coomber John, farmer, Broadhurst farm
Ellis George, Crown
Friend George, miller & farmer
Gardener Barzillan, farmer, Burnt Oak farm
Golds Isaac, farmer, Leamland’s farm
Golland George, farmer, Townhouse
Hilder John (Mrs.), farmer, Rixon farm
Hill Charles Walter, farmer, Tremans frm
Hoadley Geo. farmer, Hamsland farm
Hoadley John, farmer, Gt. Oddynes frm
Knight John, farmer, Town place
Landgridge Richard Hills, farmer
Murrell William, farmer
Murrell William, jun. blacksmith
Newnham Benjamin, shoe maker
Nicholls John, farmer, Horsted house
Obbard Thomas Illman, farmer & landowner
Pannett Ebenezer, wheelwright
Pierce James (Mrs.), farmer, Gidleigh farm
Sturt Thomas, farmer, Medhurst farm
Tomsett William, coal merchant
Warnett George, farmer & landowner, Wyatt’s farm
Warnett George, jun. farmer, Lucasland farm
Wellfare James, carpenter