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Historical notes about Isfield
1610[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by John Norden and augmented by John SpeedIsfeildJohn Speed
The first engraved maps of the counties of Great Britain were the work of Christopher Saxton who, under the authority of the Privy Council, surveyed the English counties in Elizabethan times, from 1574 to 1578. In 1593 he was followed by John Norden who projected an ambitious scheme for a complete series of county histories. He published before his death a number of counties - Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Essex, Northampton, Cornwall, Sussex and Surrey. John Speed's map of Sussex is based upon Norden's map and was engraved by Jodocus Hondius. It occupies pages nine and ten of John Speed's Atlas entitled "The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine", is 20 1/4 inches by 15 1/4 inches in size and shows additionally an interesting plan of Chichester and a spirited representation of the Battle of Hastings.
1645[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by Jan BlaeuIsfeildJan Blaeu
1695[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by Robert MordenIfieldRobert Morden
Robert Morden was a London bookseller from 1669 until his death in 1703. He specialised in the geographical field and was himself something of a cartographer and a publisher. Throughout the 17th and most of the 18th centuries, there was little distinction between the activity of book or print-selling and that of publishing: many booksellers were also printers or engravers. They undertook the sale of each others' work and often combined to meet the high cost of publishing a new map or reissue of an old atlas, even if the original plates were still available. This map was published in Brittania: a chorographical description of Great Britain and Ireland by William Camden.
c 1724Isfield, Uckfield and Little Horsted, Sussex - c 1724Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1724 by Richard BudgenIsfield
1763A New Map of [North] SussexA New Map of [North] Sussex by Thomas KitchinIsfieldThomas Kitchin
Thomas Kitchin, an engraver and publisher from c.1738 to 1776, held the appointment of Hydrographer to the King. His output was prolific. He engraved the maps of the British and French dominions in North America by John Mitchell (1755), which was used at the peace coucil at the end of the revolutionary war. In his later years he worked with his son (hence senior after his name in the c.1755 edition of the Small English Atlas). He died in 1784.
1st Sep 1787[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by John CaryIsfieldJohn Cary
John Cary, apprenticed to William Palmer in 1770, went into business in 1783 as a publisher of maps, plans and road-books. He was highly successful and is referred to as the founder of the modern English School of Cartography by H.G. Fordham
c 1795Isfield and Little Horsted, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamIsfield
1808[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by G.Cole and engraved by J.RoperIsfieldG. Cole
The British atlas; comprising a series of county maps…intended to illustrate and accompany 'The beauties of England and Wales' published 1808.
c 1825Isfield and Little Horsted, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodIsfield
1837[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by Thomas MouleIsfieldThomas Moule
Thomas Moule was a bookseller. He published a number of important works on heraldry and antiquities, including Bibliotheca heraldica Brittaniae in 1822. The English Counties delineated; or, a topographical description of England has a complete series of county maps and was published by Thomas Moule in 1837
1840[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by Joshua Archer, Pentonville, LondonIfieldDugdale
Dugdale's England and Wales Delineated
6th Jun 1841CensusIsfield1841 Census
Isfield, Sussex
Comprises the Parish of Isfield, the Lewes Road passes through the centre.
Enumerator - Edward Heaver; Registrar - Charles Prince
1851DirectoryIsfieldPost Office Directory
ISFIELD is a parish 6 miles north from Lewes, and 3 south-east from Chaily in the Union of Chaily, Loxfield Dorset Hundred and rape of Lewes.
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The area is 1,910 acres, and the population 477, assessed at £2,673
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30th Mar 1851CensusIsfield1851 Census
Isfield, Sussex
The whole of the Parish of Isfield.
Enumerator - Benjamin Heaver
1864East Sussex with the addition of the RailwaysEast Sussex with the addition of the Railways by Mark Antony LowerIsfieldLower's Sussex
Mark Antony Lower, son of Richard Lower, born 14th July 1813 in Heathfield, school master in the early 1830s at East Hoathly, Heathfield and Alfriston; and at Lewes from 1835 to 1867; and at Seaford 1867-1871. He then moved to London where he died in 1876.
He was a founder member of the Sussex Archeological Society and a prolific contributor to the collections of the society.
He published
1867DirectoryIsfieldPost Office Directory
ISFIELD is a parish, and station on a branch of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway to Uckfield, 6 miles north from Lewes, and l from Uckfield, in the Eastern divi­sion of the county, Uckfield union, Loxfield Dorset hundred Lewes rape, county court district and archdeaconry, and diocese of Chichester.
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The area is 1,862,acres, and the population in 1861 was 458
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1874DirectoryIsfieldPost Office Directory
ISFIELD is a parish and station on a branch of the London, Brighton and South oast Railway to Uckfield, 6 miles north from Lewes, and 3 south from Uckfield, in the Eastern division of the county, Uckfield union, Loxfield Dorset hundred, Lewes rape and county court district, rural deanery of Chailey, archdeaconry of Lewes, and diocese of Chichester. The parish is bounded on the west by the river Ouse.
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The area is 1,862 acres; gross estimated rental, £3,127; rateable value, £2,574, and the population in 1871 was 507.
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3rd Apr 1881CensusIsfield1881 Census
Isfield, Sussex
Isfield Village
1882DirectoryIsfieldKelly's Directory
ISFIELD is a parish and station on a branch of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway to Uckfield, 6 miles north-east from Lewes and 3 south from Uckfield, in the Eastern division of the county, Uckfield union, Lockfield Dorset hundred, Pevensey rape and county court district, rural deanery of Pevensey third division, archdeaconry of Lewes and diocese of Chichester. The parish is bounded on the west by the river Ouse.
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The area is 1,862 acres; rateable value, £2,949; and the population in 1881 was 451.
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1888Brooker's Guide and Directory - 1888Brooker's 1888 Guide and Directory of IsfieldBrooker's Guide
c 1899Isfield, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyIsfield

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