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

IFIELD is a parish, 7 miles north-east from Horsham, 32 from London, 3 north-west from Three Bridges station, and a mile and a half north-west from Crawley station, in the Western division of the county, hundred of Burbeach, though locally in that of Singlecross, Horsham union and county court district, rape of Bramber, diocese of Chichester, and archdeaconry and. rural deanery of Lewes. The church of St. Margaret, in the Early Decorated style, consists of nave, chancel, and two side aisles, and contains recumbent statues of a Knight Templar and his lady. The register dates from the year 1568. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £217, with residence, in the gift of, and held by, the Rev. Richard Nathaniel Blaker, M.A., of St. John’s College, Cambridge. The river Mole runs through this parish. Here is a meeting house for the Society of Friends. Lord Rodney and Major M. Pipon are lords of the manor, and with Admiral Buckle, and Thomas and Henry Lewin, Esqrs., are the principal landowners. The soil is chiefly strong clay and marl. The area is 4,116 acres, and the population in 1861 was 1,307.

Parish Clerk, Edward Penfold.

POST OFFICE.- Edward Penfold, receiver. Letters arrive from Crawley at 7.30 a.m.; dispatched at 5.30 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Crawley

Blaker Rev. Richd. Nathl. M.A. Vicarage
Montgomery Mrs. Ifield lodge
Pipon Major Manatom, J.P. Deer’s wood
Ramsey James, esq. The Mount

Boniface Philip, farmer, Whitehall
Caffyn Wm. Blaker, farmer, Langly grn
Charlwood John, shopkeeper
Coates William, shoe maker
Cooper Charles, farmer
Coppard -, farmer, Ewhurst place
Durrant Thomas, miller
Farmer James, farmer, Wood farm
Gasson James, grocer & draper
Hayler George, beer retailer
Hayler William, farmer, Darms
Jeffery John, farmer, Hyde
King Michael, blacksmith
Morrison Alexander, farmer, Lion’s farm
Muggeridge Michael, farmer, Goff hill
Parsons Samuel, farmer, Amberley
Parsons Walter, wheelwright
Penfold Edward, assistant overseer
Razzell William, farmer, Green
Redford John, farmer, Jorden’s farm
Smith William, farmer, Buckswood
Stone George, farmer, New lodge
Voice Thomas, Plough
Warren John, carpenter
Webb Peter, shoe maker
Wilkins Stephen, shoe maker, Green
Wood William, farmer, Court farm
Wright Sarah (Mrs.), day school