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

EAST DEAN (near Eastbourne) is a parish, in the Eastern division of the county, hundred of Willingdon, Pevensey rape and rural deanery, Eastbourne union, Lewes county court district, 3 miles west from Eastbourne, and 5 east from Seaford. The church is an ancient edifice, consisting of nave, chancel, and tower. The register dates from 1559. The living is a vicarage, with that of Friston annexed, joint annual value 276, in the gift, alternately, of the Bishop and Dean and Chapter of Chichester, and held by the Rev. George Pinnock. Here is a Parochial school for boys and girls, supported by the Hon. Mrs. Gilbert, of Eastbourne. Here is the Beachy Head Lighthouse; also a preventive station. The parish contains 2,431 acres, and the population in 1861 was 334.
BERLING is half a mile south.

Parish Clerk, Robert Dunstall.

POST OFFICE.- John Colwell, receiver. Letters arrive from Eastbourne at 9 a.m.; dispatched at 5 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Eastbourne
Parochial School, Miss Elizabeth Ann Bradford, mistress

Pinnock Rev. George [vicar]

COMMERCIAL.
Ashby George, miller
Ashby William, farmer
Burton Moses, grocer & draper
Colwell Charles, Tiger
Colwell John, carpenter
Gorringe John, farmer, Berling farm
Hills John, blacksmith & farmer
Osborn William, farmer
Pierce John, bricklayer

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