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

NINFIELD (or NINEFIELD) is a parish, in the Eastern division of the county, Ninfield hundred, Hailsham union, Hastings rape and county court district, diocese of Chichester, archdeaconry of Lewes, and rural deanery of Dallington, 9&fract12; miles west from Hastings, 5 from Battle station, and 73 from London, east of the river Ashbourne. The village is delightfully situated on a hill, which commands rich and interesting prospects of the vicinity, including Battle Abbey, Hastings, Crowhurst Park, the English Channel, Pevensey Bay and Eastbourne. The church of St. Mary is a small edifice, consisting of a nave, chancel, and low square tower with 1 bell. The register dates from 1691. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £451, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury, and held by the Rev. George Rainier, B.A., of Brasenose College, Oxford. The highest ground in the parish is the celebrated spot called Standard Hill, where according to tradition, William the Norman set up his standard after the ever-memorable battle of Hastings. The parish comprises an area of 2,554 acres, and had a population in 1861 of 587.
MOOR HALL, Message, Pashley, and Ingrams are farms in this parish.

Parish Clerk, James Winborn.

POST OFFICE.- George Tutt, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from Battle at 8 a.m.; dispatched at 6.30 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Battle

INSURANCE AGENT.- Liverpool & London & Globe Fire & Life, Stephen Lemmon

National School, Mrs. Mary Vockings, mistress

CARRIER TO HASTINGS.- Stephen Gates, tuesday, thursday & saturday; Samuel Parker, tuesday & saturday

Bullock William, esq. The Mellands
Davey Mr. George
Rainier Rev. George, B.A. [vicar]
Sampson G. King, esq. Holly Street farm
Sampson Thomas, esq. Moor hall
Watson Robert, esq. Upper Standard hill

Bourner Thomas, watch & clock maker
Burtenshaw Albert, farmer, Pashley frm
Carey Henry, bricklayer
Carpenter John, farmer
Cooke Walter, farmer, Ingram’s farm
Crisford Frederick, farmer, Messens farm
Crisford Lester, King’s Arms inn
Cuthbert Joseph & Co. millers, Ashburnham mill
Cuthbert Joseph, blacksmith & wheelwright
Gates James, butcher
Gates Stephen, carrier & beer retailer
Goldsmith Stephen, miller
Head Jesse, farmer, Coomb hill
Holland James, jun. grocer, linen draper & farmer
Holland Reuben, butcher
Johnson John, saddler & harness maker
Lemmon Stephen, grocer & linen draper
Morris Thomas, farmer
Noakes Gideon, tanner
Parker Samuel, carrier
Ratcliff Richard, farmer, Lower Standard hill
Rich Francis, timber merchant & builder
Sampson George King, landowner & farmer, Holly Street farm
Sampson. Thomas, landowner & farmer, Moor hall
Smith David, grocer
Smith Isaac, butcher
Spray William, shoe maker
Spray William, jun. tailor
Stubberfield Thomas, grocer & travelling tea dealer
Tutt Ann (Mrs.), ladies’ seminary
Tutt George, assistant overseer, & post office
Watson Robert, landowner & farmer, Upper Standard hill
Wood Charles, corn & seed mer. New ho