From Kelly’s Post Office Directory of Essex, Herts, Middlesex, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, 1867
ISFIELD is a parish, and station on a branch of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway to Uckfield, 6 miles north from Lewes, and 3 from Uckfield, in the Eastern division of the county, Uckfield union, Loxfield Dorset hundred, Lewes rape, county court district and archdeaconry, and diocese of Chichester. The parish is bounded on the west by the river Ouse. The church of St. Margaret is an ancient stone building in the Early English style: it has a nave, chancel and south chapel, with a low square tower containing 1 bell: the chapel contains several brasses and monuments of the Shyrley family; that of Sir John Shyrley, Bart., and two ladies in recumbent postures, robed in the Tudor costume, is in alabaster, and of great beauty. The register dates from 1570. The living is a rectory, annual value £340, with residence, in the gift of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and held by the Rev. Charles Gaunt, M.A. of Brasenose College, Oxford. Here is a place of worship for Independents. Henry King, Esq., is lord of the manor and principal landowner. Isfield Place shows traces of a once beautiful edifice, surrounded by a moat, now occupied as a farm house. Buckham Hill is the residence of Thomas Browne,
The soil is a rich loom. The area 1,862 acres, and the population in 1861 was 458.
BUCKHAM HILL is a mile and a half north-east.
Parish Clerk, Abraham Hemsley.
POST OFFICE.- George Bean, receiver. Letters by foot-post from Uckfield arrive at 8 a.m.; dispatched at 6.30 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Uckfield
National School, Miss Katherine Evetts, mistress
Railway Station, William Bollard, station master
CARRIER TO LEWES.- John Camfield, to the ‘Stag,’ every monday & thursday
Brown Thos. esq. J.P. Buckham. hill
Gaunt Rev. Charles, M.A. Rectory
Verrall John, esq. Batchelor’s hall
Allen Job, Station inn
Bean Ann (Mrs.), farmer
Bean Geo. grocer, carpenter, & post office
Bean Henry, market gardener
Burgess Charles, blacksmith
Camfield John, shopkeeper & carrier
Heaver Benjamin, farmer
Heaver Edward, farmer, Beaches farm
Heaver George, miller, Isfield mill
Hemsley Abraham, blacksmith
Huntley George, farmer, New house
Huntley William, farmer, Birches
Jenner Samuel, shopkeeper
Mannington William, farmer, Isfield pl.
Payne George, shopkeeper
Verrall John, farmer & landowner, Batchelor’s hall
Walder Philip William, wheelwright