In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Catsfield like this:
CATSFIELD, a parish in Battle district, Sussex; near the Tunbridge Wells and Hastings railway, 2½ miles SW of Battle. It has a post office under Battle. Acres, 2,944. Real property, £2,819. Pop., 584. Houses, 109. The property is much subdivided. Catsfield Place is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £311.* Patron, the Earl of Ashburnham. The church is decorated English. There are a national school and a charity for the blind, the latter £60 a year.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Catsfield has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Rother. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Catsfield and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Catsfield, in Rother and Sussex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 06th December 2013
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