WARTLING is a village and parish, 4½ miles north from Pevensey station, 68 from London, 5½ east from Hailsham, and 10 south-west from Battle, in the Eastern division of the county, rape and county court district of Hastings, hundred of Foxearle, union of Hailsham, diocese of Chichester, archdeaconry of Lewes. and rural deanery of Dallington. The church of St. Mary Magdalene is a small building, a mile and a half from Boreham Street, and commands extensive views of Pevensey Flats and Bay. The register dates from 1540. The living is a vicarage, value £441 per annum, with residence, in the gift of John Graham, Esq., and held by the Rev. Edward Curteis Graham, B.A. Here is a National school. Windmill Hill Place, the seat of Herbert Mascall Curteis, Esq., is a handsome modern built mansion, situated in well wooded and picturesque grounds, commanding beautiful and extensive views of the surrounding country. The Earl of Ashburnham is lord of the manor of Rockland and Cowden, and Herbert Mascall Curteis, Esq., is the largest landowner. The area is 4,736 acres, and the population in 1861 was 914.
BOREHAM (or Boreham Street) is a manor and populous hamlet of Wartling parish: it has a bridge over the river Ashbourn, and is a mile and a half north from Wartling village, 6 miles north from Pevensey, 6 east from Hailsham and 8 south-west from Battle, on the road from Battle to Lewes. [Kelly's Post Office Directory of Essex, Herts, Middlesex, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, 1867.]
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