Ticehurst  Sussex


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ticehurst like this:

TICEHURST, a village, a parish, a sub-district, and a district, in Sussex. The village stands on high ground, 3 miles ENE of Ticehurst-Road r. station, and 10 SE of Tunbridge-Wells; presents a clean and pleasant appearance; contains some neat villas; and has a post-office‡ under Hurst-Green, a banking office, two good inns, an ancient church restored in 1857, Calvinist and Wesleyan chapels, a mechanics' institute, national schools, charities £20, and fairs on 4 May and 7 Oct.—The parish comprises 8,202 acres. ...

Real property, £11,325. Pop. in 1861, 2,758; of whom 127 were in the workhouse, and 93 in Highlands lunatic asylum. Houses, 470. Whiligh, Vineyard, Ridgeway, and Pashley House, are chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £700.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury. The p. curacies of Stonegate and Flimwell are separate benefices.—The sub-district includes Burwash, and comprises 15,523 acres. Pop., 4,901. Houses, 892.—The district includes also Salehurst, Wadhurst, and Frant sub-districts; and comprises 51,659 acres. Poor rates in 1863, £9,440. Pop. in 1851, 15,507; in 1861, 14,626. Houses, 2,840. Marriages in 1863, 103; births, 462, of which 44 were illegitimate; deaths, 247,-of which 78 were at ages under 5 years, and 6 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 1,016; births, 5,244; deaths, 2,891. The places of worship, in 1851, were 10 of the Church of England, with 4,208 sittings; 2 of Independents, with 265 s.; 5 of Baptists, with 990 s.; 6 of Wesleyans, with 958 s.; and 3 undefined, with 572 s. The schools were 12 public day-schools, with 1,718 scholars; 24 private day-schools, with 480 s.; 15 Sunday schools, with 1,885 s.; and 1 evening school for adults, with 42 s.

Ticehurst through time

Ticehurst is now part of Rother district. Click here for graphs and data of how Rother has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ticehurst itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ticehurst, in Rother and Sussex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 17th September 2021

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