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

IDEN is a parish, 2¼ miles north from Rye station, and 85½ from London in the Eastern division of the county, Goldspur hundred Rye union and county court district, Hastings rape, Chichester diocese, and Lewes archdeaconry. The church of All Saints is an old stone building, and consists of nave, aisles, chancel and square tower containing 6 bells. The register dates from the year 1559. The living is a rectory, yearly value £753, with residence, in the gift of and held by, the Rev. John Lockington Bates, M.A. of Trinity College, Oxford. Here is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. The Royal Military canal and the river Rother run through this parish. The area is 2,947 acres, and the population in 1861 was 600.

POST OFFICE.- Andrew Tyhurst, sub-postmaster. Letters from Rye at 8.30 a.m.; dispatched at 4.40 p.m. Rye is the nearest money order office

CARRIER TO Rye.- Robert Masters, by cart, daily

Bates Rev. John Lockington, M.A. Rectory
Hilder Miss
Kenward Richard, esq. Park farm
Pix Samuel, esq. Baron’s grange
Burgess George, farmer
Burgess Sarah (Mrs.), beer retailer
Catt James, butcher
Ditch William, wheelwright
Dive John, bricklayer
Green James, farmer
Henbrey James, miller
Kenward Richard, farmer, Park farm
Marley Wm. G. Iden Bell, & farmer
Masters Robert, carrier
Playford William, boot & shoe maker
Selms Charles, farmer
Smith & Judge, farmers
Smith Samuel, shoe maker
Stonham Thomas, shopkeeper & baker
Tyhurst Andrew, shopkeeper
Waters William, blacksmith
Wiles Ann (Miss), farmer
Wood George, farmer
Wood William, farmer