In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Little Horsted like this:
HORSTED (LITTLE), a parish with a village, in Uckfield district, Sussex; adjacent to the river Ouse, and to the Uckfield and Lewes railway, 1¾ mile NE of Isfield r. station, and 2½ SSW of Uckfield. Post town, Uckfield. Acres, 2, 240. Real property, £2, 220. Pop., 296. Houses, 56. ...
The manor, Horsted House, and much of the property, belong to Francis Barchard, Esq. Horsted Place is a handsome mansion in the Tudor style; stands amid charming grounds; and commands charming views. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £356.* Patron, F. Barchard, Esq. The church is Norman, in fair condition; comprises nave and chancel, with embattled tower; contains an old carved font, and some neat monuments; was restored in 1863; and stands conspicuously on an eminence.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Little Horsted, in Wealden and Sussex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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