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

SLAUGHAM is a long parish, formed into four districts – viz., Handcross, Pease Pottage, Warninglid, and Slaugham, which are 2 miles apart, 4 north-west from Cuckfield, and 5 south from Crawley, in the Eastern division of the county, hundred of Buttinghill, union and county court district of Cuckfield, Lewes rape, rural deanery and archdeaconry, and diocese of Chichester. The church of St. Mary is an old stone building in the Decorated English style, with nave chancel, and side chapels, and contains several ancient monuments and brasses of the Covert and Morton families: it has recently undergone complete restoration, at a cost of £2,500: the interior is fitted with open benches. The register dates from 1655. The living is a rectory, annual value £460, with residence, in the gift of Warden Sergison, Esq., and held by the Rev. William Sergison, M.A., of Brasenose College, Oxford, domestic chaplain to the Lord Bishop of Chichester, and surrogate of the archdeaconries of Lewes and Chichester. There is a National school. A fair for pedlery is held here on Easter Thursday. The Baptists have a chapel here. Here are ruins of the once princely mansion of the Covert family, amongst which are several arches now remaining quite perfect, and portions of the extensive cooking departments: the. ruins extend over 3 acres of ground, now fenced in with a high wall. Warden Sergison, Esq. (lord of the manor), Edward Stanford and William Peters, Esquires, are the chief landowners. The neighbourhood is pleasant and contains, many gentlemen’s seats – viz., Dencombe, High Beeches, Ashfold, Woodside, Colwood, Hyde, Tilgate, Handcross House, Slate House, the Hall, Broadfield, Slaugham Park, &c., The population in 1861 was 1,518; the area is 5,363 acres.

Parish Clerk, George Wenham.

POST & MONEY ORDER OFFICE & POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK.- William Nye, postmaster, Handcross. Letters through Crawley arrive at 8 a.m.; dispatched at 6 p.m.

Liverpool & London & Globe Fire & Life, J. & O. Ireland
Royal Exchange, William Nye, Handcross
National School, George Wenham, master; Mrs. Wenham, mistress

CARRIER TO BRIGHTON.- Norman, on tuesday & saturday, from ‘Red Lion,’ Handcross

Appleyard Rev. Ernest Sylvanus, Tilgate cottage
Bigg Edward Smith, esq. J.P. Hyde
Bird-Thompson Robert, esq. Free chase
Blake Mrs. Handcross house
Hawies Rev. John Oliver Williams, Colwood
Hurlstone Edwin Tyrrell, esq. Jenners, Hawkins’ hill
Lister John, esq. Slate house, Warninglid
Loder Robert, esq. J.P. High beeches
Navoine Mr. Dominic, Belle view
Norman John Manship, esq. D.L., J.P. Dencombe
Norton -, esq. Hay’s hill
Peters William, esq. Ashford
Rawson Phillip, esq. Woodside
Sergison Rev. William, M.A. Rectory
Stanford Edward, esq. J.P. The Hall
Tulloch William, esq. Slaugham park
Viner -, esq. Broadfield

Agate John, farmer
Backshall James, beer retailer
Baker Strutford, blacksmith, Pease pottage
Bartley, Eliza (Miss), boarding & day school, Pease pottage
Bartley Stanford, Black Swan, Pease pottage
Bellchamber Robert Thomas, shoe maker, Handcross
Biggs M. (Mrs.), broom maker, Handcross
Birchfield Mary (Mrs.), blacksmith, Warninglid
Botting Henry, butcher, Handcross
Brigden Sarah Ann (Mrs.), harness maker, Handcross
Bristow William, butcher & shopkeeper, Pease pottage
Brooker Catherine (Mrs.), Old White Horse
Comber Wm. beer retailer, Pease pottage
Easton (Mrs.), beer retailer, Pease pottage
Hammond Richard, farmer, Portway, Warninglid
Hart Henry, tailor, Handcross
Hayler William, butcher, Handcross
Hoadley William, draper, grocer & wine merchant, Handcross
Hopkins Jas. Fountain, Handcross
Ireland John & Oliver, shopkeepers, Handcross
Ireland James, blacksmith & wheelwright, Handcross
James George Walker, farmer, Hill House farm
Jupp Jesse, bookseller & stationer, Handcross
Kensett James, grocer & draper, Slaugham village
King Henry, blacksmith & ironmonger, Handcross
King William, shoe maker, Warninglid
Landgridge John, baker, Handcross
Lewrey James, farmer, Old park
Lewrey James, higgler
Marchant Henry, miller, Slaugham village
Marshall William, bricklayer & general jobber, Handcross
Martin James, assistant overseer
Martin Thomas, day school, Handcross
Nye William & Son, grocers & drapers, & post office, Handcross
Page Henry, beer retailer, Handcross
Picknall Peter, shopkeeper, Warninglid
Raywood James, shopkeeper, Warninglid
Roberts George, Red Lion commercial inn, Handcross
Steadman William, carpenter, Handcross
Sumner William, carpenter & blacksmith, White’s row
Tulley George, Half Moon, Warninglid
Tulley John, farmer
Walder John, wheelwright, Warninglid
Walder Thomas, farrier