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

M0UNTFIELD is a parish, 2½ miles south from Robertsbridge station, 65 from London by railway, and 54 by road, 4 north from Battle, in the Eastern division of the county, Netherfield hundred, Battle union, Hastings rape and county court district, diocese of Chichester, archdeaconry of Lewes, and rural deanery of Dallington. The living is a vicarage, value £189 per annum, in the gift of Earl De La Warr, and held by the Rev. William Margesson, of Christ Church, Oxford. Here is a National school. The Earl of Ashburnham, E. C. Egerton, Esq., M.P., and William Rushton Adamson, Esq., are lords of the manor. Rushton Park, the seat of William Rushton Adamson, Esq., J.P., is a handsome and well arranged mansion, situated on an eminence in extensive grounds, commanding beautiful views of the surrounding country: the pleasure grounds cover about five acres: the forcing garden consists of two ranges of houses, each 160 feet long: the house and stables are supplied with gas made on the premises. Mountfield Court, the seat of Edward Christopher Egerton, Esq., M.P., is situated in a well wooded park, and commands beautiful and extensive views. The parish comprises 3,841 acres, and had a population of 585 in 1861.
Whatlington is a hamlet, about one mile from Mountfield.

Parish Clerk, Thomas Foster.

POST OFFICE.- Alfred Rolph, receiver. Letters arrive from Hurst Green at 8.15 a.m.; dispatched at 7.40 p.m. The
nearest money order office is at Robertsbridge

POST OFFICE, Whatlington.- James Bannister, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from Battle at 7 a.m.; dispatched at 7 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Battle

National School, George W. Ames, master; Miss Caroline Ames, mistress

CARRIERS.- Wm. Cheeseman’s van, from Robertsbridge to Hastings, every tuesday & friday, returning same days

Adamson William Rushton, esq. J.P. Rushton park
Bennett John, esq. Sandbanks
Egerton Edward Christopher, esq. M. P., J.P. & Lady Mary, Mountfield court
Margesson Rev. Reginald, B.A. Vicarage

Adams Thomas, farmer & hop grower, Taylor’s farm
Badcock Thomas, carpenter
Davis Benjamin, land surveyor
Hall Trayton, John’s Cross inn
Hayward Geo. Archibald, wheelwright
Hill Caroline (Mrs.), Bell inn
Hyland Stephen, grocer, Rivershall
Jempson Joseph & Richard, timber mers
Kemp Henry, farmer & hop grower, Glottenham farm
Mannington Isaac, farmer & hop grower, Woodsdale
Mills John, brick maker
Moon James, farmer & hop grower, Hoth farm
Pinyon John, farmer, Vine hall
Rolph Alfred, grocer, farmer & postmaster
Sellens Alfred, farmer & hop grower, Park Pales farm
Sellens John, farmer & hop grower, Darvel furnace
Shorter George, farmer & hop grower, Baldwin’s farm
Simes Horace, farmer & hop grower, Mountfield park
Sinden Joseph, blacksmith
Smith Samuel, farmer, Darvel beech

Greensmith Rev. J. Francis
Overy Mr. Thomas
Welstead Charles Marion, esq.

Apps Albert, farmer, Wood’s place
Apps William, farmer
Bates William, miller
Bean Isaac, Royal oak
Crisford Charlotte (Mrs.), grocer
Golbey William, carrier
Lewrey Thomas, farmer, Hancock’s farm
Pankhurst William, wheelwright
Tindale William, farmer
Watson Walter, farmer