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

PEASMARSH is a parish and village, 3 miles north-west from Rye, on the London road, in the Eastern division of the county, Goldspur hundred rape of Hastings, Rye union and county court district, diocese of Chichester, archdeaconry of Lewes, and rural deanery of Dallington. The church of SS. Peter and Paul is in the Early English style: it is very beautifully situated in the centre of a well-wooded park, about a mile from the village: it is a small but very ancient structure, and has been restored: the chancel arch presents a fine specimen of the pure Saxon style of architecture. The register dates from 1569. The living is a vicarage, annual value £261, with residence, in the gift of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and held by the Rev. William Richard Ick, B.D., of that college. A neat schoolhouse, attended by about 80 children of both sexes, has recently been erected it the expense of the vicar. Here is a Wesleyan chapel. Near the church is ‘the Place,’ the seat of Herbert Mascall Curteis, Esq., and the occasional residence of the family of W. A. Mackinnon Esq., M. P. . Area of the parish 3,718 acres; the population in 1861 was 906.

Parish Clerk, Thomas Easton.

POST OFFICE.- Mrs. Frances Thomas, receiver. Letters arrive from Staplehurst at 6.15 a.m.; delivered at 7, & dispatched to all parts at 10.15 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Rye

National School, Benjamin Reeve, master; Mrs. Clara Reeve, mistress

CARRIER TO RYE.- Edward Bannister, mon, wed, & sat

Crockford Henry, esq.
Curteis Herbert Mascall, esq. The Place
Ick Rev. William Richard, B.D. Vicarage
Linklater James Harvey, esq.
Pix Thomas Smith, esq. J.P. Woodside
Pix Mrs. Woodside
Smith William, esq. The Shepherds
Ashdown Alfred, shopkeeper
Banister, Edward, beer retailer & carrier
Banister Stephen, blacksmith & farmer
Banister William, jun. miller
Banister, William, sen. farmer
Barnett George, shopkeeper
Bourn -, farmer
Catt James, Cook inn
Cavey William, farmer
Cooper Stephen, farmer
Cooper William, wheelwright
Cramfield William, farrier
Dengate Thomas, fruiterer
Edmonds James, shopkeeper
Filmer Herbert, shopkeeper
Filmer Jeremiah, shopkeeper
Jury James, farmer
Linklater James Harvey, farmer
Mortley Edwin, butcher
Noakes James, boot maker
Overy James, farmer
Pix Frederick, farmer
Plumley John, farmer
Reeves Lawrence, farmer
Russell Edward, boot & shoe maker
Smith John, farmer
Smith Tilden, farmer
Vincett Thomas, farmer
Wait Richard, carpenter & grocer