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

ICKLESHAM is a parish, in the Eastern division of the county, Rye union and county court district, Guestling hundred, Hastings rape, diocese of Chichester, archdeaconry of Lewes, and rural deanery of Dallington, 2 miles south-west from Winchelsea, and 85 from London. The register dates from 1598. The living is a vicarage, with the curacy of Rye Harbour annexed, joint annual value £735, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Oxford, and held by the Rev. Henry Burgess Whitaker Churton, M.A., of Brasenose College, Oxford, and rural dean; the Rev. Elijah Harrison Littlewood, B.A., is curate. Here is a Wesleyan chapel. RYE HARBOUR, distant 5 miles from the church, belongs to this parish, where is the church of the Holy Spirit, a neat building, with small spire and 1 bell. The area of the parish is 5,700 acres, and the population in 1861 was 816.

Parish Clerk, Henry Easton.

POST OFFICE.- James Parsons, receiver. Letters arrive from Rye at 9.45 a.m.; dispatched at 6.46 p.m. Rye is the nearest money order office

Rye Harbour Reading Rooms, W. D. Lucas-Shadwell, esq. proprietor; T. W. Wood, secretary; W. Henbrey, librarian; George Rubie, manager

Rye Harbour (mixed), Thomas William Wood, master; Miss Emma Wood, mistress
National, John J. W. Knowles, master; Miss Martha Worthington, mistress

HASTINGS- John Colegate, tuesday, thursday & saturday; Masters monday, wednesday & friday
RYE – Alfred Masters, tuesday, thursday & saturday; John Colegate, monday, wednesday & friday

Churton Rev. Henry Burgess Whitaker, M.A. Vicarage
Littlewood Rev. Elijah Harrison, B.A. [curate]

Austin John, farmer, Broad street
Barden Edwin, Robin Hood, & butcher
Benfield Mary (Mrs ) farmer
Bones Francis, chief officer of Coast Guard station, Rye harbour
Caister William, deputy harbour master, Rye harbour
Carey James, bricklayer
Eldridge John, wheelwright
Ditton Mary (Mrs.), Ship inn, Rye harbour
Farncomb Henry, farmer
Felsted Henry, grocer
Fuller John, farmer
Henbrey William, shopkeeper, & post office, Rye harbour
Iggulden Orphea (Mrs.), beer retailer
Illenden Joseph, pilot, Rye harbour
Jenner John Trayton, farmer, Place
Kenward Robert, farmer, New place
Larkins Richard, saddler
Martin Harriet (Mrs.), shoe maker
Masters Alfred, carrier
Mawle John, farmer, Stokes
Parsons James, shopkeeper
Rye Harbour Reading Rooms (W. D. Lucas-Shadwell, esq. proprietor; T. W. Wood, secretary; W. Henbrey, librarian; G. Rubie, manager)
Sargent Lewis, miller
Simmons John, farmer
Smith James, farmer, Ashes
Towner Richard, blacksmith
Watson William, William the Conqueror, Rye harbour
Weston & Allen, millers
White Edward, beer retailer, Rye harbour