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

WESTFIELD is a parish, 5½ miles east from Battle, where there is a railway station, 71 from London, and 5 north from Hastings, in the Eastern division of the county, Baldslow hundred, Hastings rape and county court district, Battle union, diocese of Chichester, archdeaconry of Lewes, and rural deanery of Dallington. The church is ancient structure, consisting of nave, aisle, and chancel, and tower with 3 bells, and has lately been restored and re-pewed, at an expense of nearly £1,000. The parish register dates from about 1550. The living is a vicarage, value £372 per annum. with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Chichester, and held by the Rev. Mark Henry Vernon, M.A., of Trinity College, Cambridge. The Bishop of Winchester is owner of the great tithes. Iron ore was formerly found and smelted here, and in the adjoining parishes, to a great extent. Charles A. Frewin, Esq., and R. B. and B. S. Follett, Esqrs. are the largest landowners. Oaklands, in this parish, is the residence of Hercules Brabazon Brabazon, Esq., J.P. The parish comprises 4,272 acres, and had a population of 900 in 1861.
CHURCH PLACE, Doleham, Hole, Pattleton’s, Yew Tree, Spraysbridge, Moat, Lankhurst, Rock, Crowham, Platnix, Down Oaks, Woodhouse, Westbrook, Nortons, Buckhurst, and Ireland, are farms in this parish.

Parish Clerk, George Hayler.

POST OFFICE.- Stephen Easton, receiver. Letters received through Battle at 9 a.m.; dispatched at 5.30 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Battle

Parish School, Miss Martha Baker, mistress

Brabazon Hercules Brabazon, esq. J.P. Oaklands
Combe Boyce Harvey esq. J.P. Oaklands
Martin Sydney, esq. Westbrook
Smith William Leigh, esq. Crowham
Vernon Rev. Mark Henry, M.A. Vicarage

Baker John, farmer
Baker William, farmer & hop grower, Down oaks
Barham Edmund, farmer & hop grower, Doleham farm
Catt John, farmer & hop grower, Pattleton’s farm
Coleman Charles, Plough
Cooper Thomas, farmer, Lankhurst
Crisford Elizabeth (Mrs.), farmer
Crump Mrs. farmer & hop grower, Redlay’s farm
Easton Stephen grocer & linen draper
Eaton Thomas, blacksmith
Eldridge Robert, farmer & hop grower, Nortons farm
Eldridge William, beer retailer
Eldridge William, shopkeeper
Fry Frederick, farmer & hop grower, Yew Tree farm
Fuller Thomas, farmer & hop grower, Rock farm
Glide John, farmer, Southing’s farm
Hembrey Thomas & James, millers
Mawle John, farmer & hop grower, Platnix farm
Neve George, farmer
Noakes John Pardon, glover & farmer
Noakes Joseph, collector of taxes
Pankhurst James, wheelwright
Pankhurst Joseph, wheelwright & carpenter
Philcox Frederick, cowkeeper
Ranger William, farmer & hop grower, Church place
Rolph Alfred, farmer & hop grower
Selmes James, farmer & hop grower, Ireland farm
Stapley Thomas, farmer & hop grower, Woodhouse farm
Stubberfield John, farmer. Moor farm
Turner George, grocer
Tyhurst John, farmer, Lem’s farm
Weston Robt. farmer, Buckhurst farm