Catsfield, a parish in Sussex, near the Tunbridge-Wells and Hastings railway, 2½ miles SW of Battle, under which it has a post, money order, and telegraph office. Acreage, 3017; population, 791. Catsfield Place, the seat of the Hayley family, is a chief residence. Normanhurst, the residence of Lord Brassey, is situated on high land in the northern part of the parish; it is a noble mansion containing many fine pictures, and some rare specimens of Italian tapestry. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chiches-ter; value, £301 with residence. The church is Decorated English. There is a Wesleyan chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Catsfield St. Lawrence|
|Poor Law union||Battle|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Catsfield from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Catsfield (St. Lawrence))
Online maps of Catsfield are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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