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

ORE is a parish, in the Eastern division of the county, Baldslow hundred, and in the rape, union, county court district, and rural deanery of Hastings, from which place it is a mile and a half north-west, diocese of Chichester, and archdeaconry of Lewes. The church of St. Helen is a small plain edifice, consisting of a nave, chancel, a south aisle of later erection, two porches (one them used as the vestry), and a low square tower: the interior contains a trefoliated recess on the north side of the communion table, nearly concealed by a pew, and a sepulchral brass, with the effigies of a man and woman, the arms and inscription gone. The parish register dates from about 1600. The living is a discharged rectory, gross income £575, with residence, in the gift of trustees, and held by the Rev. William Twiss Turner, M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge. Christ Church is a handsome structure in the Decorated style, consisting of nave, chancel, north aisle, and transept, with bell-turret: it was opened for divine worship in the summer of 1859, for the accommodation of that portion of the parish bordering on Fairlight. The Wesleyan chapel, which has lately been erected, is a neat Gothic structure, capable of accommodating about 200 persons. Here is the Hastings Union Workhouse. The Hastings Cemetery is also situated in this parish. The scenery in and around this parish is very beautiful. Ore Plate, the seat of Thomas Spalding, Esq., is a modern mansion, which has replaced one built by John of Gaunt. Coghurst Hall, the seat of Charles Hay Frewen, Esq., J.P., is a commodious mansion, situated in a fine park. Hurst Court College is a spacious mansion, is the seat of the Rev. Martin Reed, LL.D., who trains a limited number of young gentlemen for the Universities. The parish comprises 2,149 acres; the population in 1861 was 1,636.

POST OFFICE.- Miss Elizabeth Blackman, receiver. Letters arrive from Hastings at 7 a.m. & 2.15 p.m.; dispatched at 7.15 p.m. except sunday, when they are dispatched at 12 noon. The nearest money order office is at Hastings

Liverpool & London & Globe Fire & Life, Thos. Hunter
Phoenix Fire, William Coker Beck
Union House, Samuel Pittaway, master; Miss Maria Monk, matron
Collector of Land, Assessed & Income Tax, & Assistant Overseer for the Parish of Ore, William Coker Beck

National, Thomas Hunter, master; Mrs. Sarah Ann Hunter, mistress
Infant, Mrs. Carey

CARRIERS.- Charles Woodhurst, Joseph Hindle & John Wilson, to & from the Hastings railway station, daily

Amoore Mr. Andrew, Essex cottage
Amoore Mrs. William, The Briars
Attwood Misses, Oratava house
Beauclerk Mrs. Upland-Ore
Brown Henry D. esq. Vale brook
Clement Mr. George
Fermor Mr. Edward, The Briars
Fletcher Mrs. 1 Sandown villas, Old London road
Frewen Charles Hay, esq. J.P. Coghurst hall
Frewen Thomas, esq. Woodland villa
Gausden Mr. Henry, Vale cottage
Groome Leonard, esq. 2 Belle Vue villas, Old London road
Harkness Mrs. Ivy house
Hodges Rev. George, Grove cottage
Hunt James, PH.D., F.S.A. Ore house
James Mrs. Ivy house
Kingsnorth Miss Frances, Ore villa
Kingsnorth Mr. John, Ore villa
Laidley Rev. William, The Firs
Lord Mrs. Broomgrove
Manington Mr George, 1 Belle Vue villas, Old London road
Morgan Thomas Henry, esq. Oakhurst
Neve Mr. William, Littleworth cottage
Peet Mrs
Peters Mr. John, Alpha villa
Phillips Mrs. Nelson cottage
Pitt Mr. Samuel, Strawberry cottage
Ransom Mr. John, 1 Vale view
Reed Rev. Martin, LL.D. Hurst Court college
Scullum Mrs. & Miss, 2 Clarence villas, Old London road
Skinner Rev. John, 1 Cecil villas
Spalding Thomas, esq. Ore place
Thomson Mr. Henry, 2 Cecil villas
Turner Rev. William Twiss, M.A. Rectory
Webb Mrs. Hurst wood
Webb Thomas, esq. Hurst wood
Whelpdale Walter, esq. 2 Sandown villas, Old London road

Adams Thomas, builder, 16 Church rd
Adams William, carpenter
Ades James, grocer
Ades Sophia (Miss), ladies’ school, Prospect house
Amoore & Thomson, millers & corn merchants, Fairlight down
Atkins Sarah (Mrs.), laundress, 23 Church road
Banks James, butcher
Bates Stephen, Mount Pleasant inn, Old London road
Beck William Coker, collector of land, assessed & income taxes, & assistant overseer for the parish of Ore
Blackman Sarah (Mrs.), grocer, & post office
Bradley Francis John, gentlemen’s boarding school
Brasier James (Mrs.), laundress
Breeds & Sons, farmers & bone manure manufacturers, Bricklands farm
Burgess & Gibson, boot & shoe makers
Burton Jno. Hare & Hounds, London rd
Catt Jesse, builder, St. Thomas’s house, London road
Chapman Jesse, grocer
Coussens Jesse, cab proprietor, Church rd
Cruttenden Frederick, builder
Cruttenden William, farmer, Scute’s frm
Dennett Thomas, general ironmonger & blacksmith
Easton James, builder
Field Edwin, superintendent of Hastings cemetery
Floyd Henry Thomas, grocer
Foord Mary Ann (Mrs.), laundress, 24 Church road
Gallop Charles, builder
Gladwish Edward, carpenter
Green John, King’s Head inn, & farmer
Groome Leonard, surgeon, 2 Belle Vue villas, Old London road
Gurr George Edward, watch maker
Henbrey George, baker
Henbrey Thomas, farmer & brick maker
Hindle Joseph, carrier
Holman Edwin, Odd Fellows’ Arms
Holman Henry Guy, baker
Hunt Edward Richard, baker
Hunter Wm. George, plumber & glazier
Johnson Robert, tailor
Kent Sarah (Mrs.), laundress, 19 church road
Markwick John, dairyman
Morris Edward, farmer, Lankhurst farm
Murdock David, market gardener
Neve Francis Chas. chemist & druggist
Neve Frederick, linen draper
Reed Rev. Martin, LL.D. gentlemen’s boarding school, Hurst Court college
Rich William, saddler & harness maker
Saxby John, wheelwright
Selden Richard, timber merchant & timber surveyor, London road
Shoesmith James Edward, tobacco pipe maker
Sinden Isaac, dairyman, 7 Church road
Smith Thomas, farm bailiff to Thomas Pope, esq.
Stace John, blacksmith
Stace Spencer, farrier
Standen Lewis & Henry, market gardeners, Cold harbour
Streeter & Beck, millers, Ore mill
Taylor Harriet (Mrs.), grocer, 1 Caroline cottages
Thwaites Henry, farmer, Ridge farm
Underwood & Morris, grocers
Webb Thomas, architect, Hurst wood
Wenham Edmund, sexton of Hastings cemetery
Willett George, shoeing & jobbing smith, London road
Willett Stephen, beer retailer, London rd
Willson Edward, market gardener, Cackle street
Wilson John, Fortune of War, & carrier
Wood John, wheelwright
Woodhams George, beer retailer, Church road
Woodhurst Charles, grocer & carrier
Woodhurst John, beer retailer
Woollven Henry, fancy repository