The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1928Rotherfield - The Story of some Wealden Manors by Catharine Pulleinp. 320; p. 321

Historical records

c 1850Tudor HouseTudor House, Rotherfield by UnknownSouth Street Post OfficeOur Village
The Post Office and Tudor House were occupied in the 19th century by a Mr King and was a considerable emporium purveying all manner of goods including groceries, wines, furniture, drapery and times pieces of every description. The canopied forecourt is a delightful nostalgic reminder of times long past.
from Our Village, written and published by The Rotherfield History Research Group in 1979

1851Golds, Alfred; occupation: draper and grocerAlfred Golds, post master and grocerPost OfficePost Office Directory

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: post master and grocerAlfred Golds, post master and grocerVillage [Post Office]1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeAnn Golds [Cole]
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: scholarAlfred William Golds

1867Directory entryPlaysted Edgar, grocer, post officepost officePost Office Directory
POST AND MONEY ORDER OFFICE, POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK AND GOVERNMENT ANNUITY AND INSURANCE OFFICE. - Edgar Playsted, receiver. Letters by footpost from Tunbridge Wells, arrive at 8.15 a.m.; dispatched at 5.10 p.m

1874Directory entryEdwards Geo. grocer, draper, and post officepost officePost Office Directory
POST & MONEY ORDER & TELEGRAPH OFFICE, Savings Bank & Government Annuity & Insurance Office.- George Edwards, postmaster. Letters by foot post from Tunbridge Wells, arrive at 8 am. & 2.50 p.m.; dispatched at 1.25 & 6 p.m

c 1875Catts Corner, Town Row, Horse Grove & Cottage Hill, Rotherfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveySouth Street Post Office

3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred I. Bonniface, M, Head, married, age 39, born Rotherfield, occupation: letter carrierAlfred James BonnifaceVillage Post Office1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah A. Bonniface, F, Wife, married, age 35, born Tunbridge WellsSarah Ann Payne Bonniface [Crowhurst]
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam I. Bonniface, M, Son, age 11, born Rotherfield, occupation: scholarWilliam Josiah Bonniface
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles E. Bonniface, M, Son, age 10, born Rotherfield, occupation: scholarCharles Edward Bonniface
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah A. Bonniface, F, Daughter, age 8, born Rotherfield, occupation: scholarSarah Ann Bonniface
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnne M. Bonniface, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, occupation: scholarAnnie Matilda Bonniface
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdith R. Bonniface, F, Daughter, age 1, born RotherfieldEdith Rose Bonniface

1882Directory entryEdwards Geo., grocer & draper and post officepost officeKelly's Directory
POST, MONEY ORDER & TELEGRAPH OFFICE, Savings Bank & Government Annuity & Insurance Office.- George Edwards, postmaster. Letters by foot-post from Tunbridge Wells, arrive at 8 a.m. & 2.50 p.m.; dispatched at 1.25 & 6 p.m.

1908Post OfficePost Office, RotherfieldPrivate collection

2001TodayThe Old Post Office

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