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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.

INSURANCE AGENTS:-
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

PUBLIC ESTABLISHMENTS:-
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

PLACES OF WORSHIP:-
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

SCHOOLS:-
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