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

WALDRON is a parish, 6 miles south-east from Uckfield, 8 north-west from Hailsham, 11 north-north-east from Lewes, and 50 from London, in the Eastern division of the county, Uckfield union, Shiplake and Dill hundreds, Lewes county court district, archdeaconry and rural deanery, rape of Pevensey, and diocese of Chichester. The church of All Saints is an ancient structure, and consists of stone tower with 8 bells, chancel, nave, and north and south aisles, and was thoroughly restored in 1862: it contains many brasses and monumental inscriptions of the Dyke, Offley, Fuller, Dalrymple, and other families. The register dates from the Reformation. There is also a chapel of ease at Cross-in-Hand. The living is a rectory, value £455 per annum, with residence, in the gift of Exeter College, Oxford, and held by the Rev. John Ley, B.D., formerly of that College. Here is a place of worship for Wesleyans. Horeham, in this parish, was formerly the seat of the family of Dyke, baronets, and was obtained by the marriage of Thomas Dyke, Esq., with Joan, daughter of Thomas Walsh, gentleman, at the beginning of the seventeenth century. The fairs are held at the Cross-in-Hand on the 23rd of April and 19th of November. The Earl of Chichester and Louis Huth, Esq., are lords of the manor; the latter and Fuller Meyrick, Esq., are the principal landowners of the parish. A few acres of hops are grown here. The area is 6,218 acres, and the population in 1861 was 1,132.
CROSS-IN-HAND is 2 miles east; Horeham is a farm.

Parish Clerk, John Unstead.

POST OFFICE.- Trayton Saunders, receiver, Cross-in-Hand. Letters received through Hurst Green, arrive at 3.30 a.m.; delivered at 7 a.m.; dispatched at 10 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Mayfield

POST OFFICE & RECEIVING HOUSE, Waldron street.- Owen William Ellis, receiver. Letters arrive from Cross-in-Hand at 7.30 a.m.; dispatched at 8.30 p.m.

INSURANCE AGENT.- Liverpool & London & Globe Fire & Life, John Knell, Cross-in-Hand

Parochial School, Charles James Addiscott, master; Mrs. Jane Addiscott, mistress

LEWES – Akehurst, tues. & friday; Smith, tues. & friday
BRIGHTON – Jesse Durrant, friday, returning saturday

Boucher James George, esq. J.P.
Cordrey Mrs. Fir grove
Huth Louis, esq.
Ley Rev. John, B.D. [rector], Rectory
Noyes Rev. F. H. B.A. [curate]
Stainbank Richd. Henry, esq. Bryckden
Trouncer John Henry, M.D. Horeham; & 6 Mount street, Grosvenor square London w
Wilson Alexander, esq.

Balls William, farmer, Bellevue
Barden William, brick maker
Bonnick Henry, farmer, Foxhunt
Bray James, woodreeve
Burgess George, Cross-in-Hand
Carey George, yeoman, Cross-in-Hand
Chart Richard, farm bailiff to William Gilliat, esq. Foxhunt
Clarke George, farmer
Collins George, shopkeeper & farmer
Cordrey William, farmer, Fir grove
Dawes Thomas, blacksmith
Dumbrell Richard, farmer & higgler
Durrant Henry, carpenter
Durrant Henry, farmer
Durrant Jesse, farmer
Durrant Jesse, jun. farmer
Durrant Trayton, bricklayer
Ellis Owen William, grocer & draper, & post office
Elphick Henry, farmer, Woodbine
Evenden William, Star
Fielder Job, shoe maker
Fielder Thomas, farmer
Freeland John, blacksmith
Gallup Wm. blacksmith, Cross-in-Hand
Giles Charles, farmer
Gower John, thatcher
Herriott Thomas, farmer, Street farm
Histed Thomas, boot & shoe maker
Hollands William, farmer, Tillsmer
Hook Elias, shopkeeper
Jarvis John, farmer
Jarvis William, carpenter
Jarvis Wm. jun. carpenter, Cross-in-Hand
Johnson William, farmer
Kemp James, beer retailer
Kenward George, miller
Kenward Wm. farmer, Great Tanners
Knell John, grocer & draper, Cross-in-Hand
Miles Richard, farmer
Newnham Caleb, farmer, Herringdales
Relf Samuel, farmer
Russell Samuel, farmer
Saunders Henry, farmer
Saunders Trayton, shopkeeper, & post office receiving house, Cross-in-Hand
Smith Henry, farmer
Smith John, butcher
Smith John sen. farmer
Stevenson William, beer retailer
Tester Elisha, thatcher
Unstead John, wheelwright
Vine John, huckster & carrier
Waters Benjamin, farmer
Waters David, shopkeeper
Waters John, farmer
Wenham Walter, farmer, Silveroakes
Westgate Peter, farmer
Wickens John, miller
Woodhams William, fellmonger