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

PLUMPTON is a parish, 5 miles from Lewes, 4½ from Hassock’s Gate, and 2¾ from Cook’s Bridge railway stations, in the Eastern division of the county, Street hundred, Chailey union, Lewes rape, county court district, archdeaconry, rural deanery and diocese of Chichester. The church is a small plain building, with nave, chancel, and tower. The register dates from 1558. The living is a rectory, tithe commutation £380 per annum, with residence, in the gift of, and held by, the Rev. W. Woodward, B.A., of Trinity College, Cambridge. The first carp introduced into England are said to have been turned into the moat of Plumpton Place. The Earl of Chichester is lord of the manor and the chief landowner. Area, 2,423 acres; the population in 1861 was 404.

Parish Clerk, James Tompsett.

POST OFFICE.- George Buckwell, receiver. Letters arrive from Hurstpierpoint at 9.15 a.m.; dispatched at 6 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Lewes

Woodward Rev. William, B.A. [rector], Rectory
Anscombe John, shopkeeper
Avery Stephen, shopkeeper
Aylwin John, farmer
Bates Jesse, farm bailiff
Beard Richard Marchant, miller
Brayzer John, beer retailer
Buckwell George, shopkeeper
Buckwell John, farmer
Burtenshaw John Martin, farmer
Cook Reuben, farmer
French John, farmer
Mansbridge John, miller
Newman Henry, farmer
Norman James, farmer
Simmons William, farmer
Upton Joseph, Half Moon
White William, farmer
Wood Benjamin, farmer
Young John, shopkeeper