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Ticehurst – Official Establishments, Local Institutions, &c.

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

POST AND MONEY ORDER OFFICE AND POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK, AND GOVERNMENT ANNUITY AND INSURANCE OFFICE.- George Franklin Balcombe, postmaster. Letters arrive from Hurst Green at 5.40 a.m.; delivered at 8 a.m.; dispatched at 9.20 p.m. but the office closes at 9 o’clock

RECEIVING HOUSE, Flimwell.- Henry Mepham, receiver. Letters arrive at 6 a.m.; dispatched at 9 p.m.

RECEIVING HOUSE, Stonegate.- Richard Beale, receiver. Letters arrive at 7.15 a.m.; dispatched at 6.30 p.m.

General Fire & Life, John Ford Waterhouse
Guardian Fire & Life, William Burgess
Liverpool & London & Globe Fire & Life, Lester & Son
Norwich Accident & Casualty Assurance, George Franklin Balcombe
Norwich Union Fire & Life, Pettit & Sanders
Royal Exchange Fire & Life, George Franklin Balcombe

Union Workhouse, John Berkley, master; Mrs. Sarah Berkley, matron; Richard White & David Wilsher, relieving officers; William Newton, schoolmaster; Robert Tournay, clerk to the board of guardians; John Taylor, M.D. medical officer; Rev. Henry Harrison, chaplain
Railway Station, Ticehurst road, William Brench, station master
Superintendant Registrar, Robert Tournay

St. Mary’s Church, Rev. Arthur Eden, M.A. vicar
District Church, Stonegate, Rev. J. Dawson, B.A. incumbent
District Church, Flimwell, Rev. F. Howlett, M.A. incumbent

Wesleyan, Jesse Harmer, master
National, Richard Covington, master; Miss Isabella Ann Covington, mistress
National. Flimwell, Miss Eleanor Clarke, mistress
National, Stonegate, Miss Mandens, mistress

POSTING HOUSE.- Bell commercial inn, Peter Barnes

CARRIER.- William Harris, to Tunbridge Wells, every wednesday & saturday, returning same day; to Wadhurst station, tuesday & friday; to Ticehurst Road station, daily