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Eastry Parish Church

Eastry Pigot's Directory, 1840

Transcribed by Susan D. Young.
Kent Archive and Library reference .

Eastry, a village and parish, partly in the hundred of Wingham, but chiefly in that of its name, in the same lathe as Sandwich two miles and a half from that town, was formerly distinguished as the residence of several of the Saxon kings of Kent. The church dedicated to St Mary is a spacious structure and appears to have been erected partly in the Norman style of architecture. An annual fair for the sale of cattle is held here on the 2nd of October. The parish contained by the last returns (those of 1831), 1245 inhabitants.

POST OFFICE - Market Street, Sandwich, William PRATT, Post Master – letters from London (by way of Canterbury) every morning at seven, and are despatched every evening at seven.

POST – Eastry – Letters arrive (by foot post from Sandwich (every morning at half past seven and are despatched every evening at six.


To London, the Royal Mail (from Deal) and the Defiance (from Dover) calls at Fleur de Lis every evening at seven – and the Phoenix and Wonder every morning at ten; all go thro Canterbury.

To Deal, the Royal Mail calls at the Fleur de Lis every morning at half past six.

To Deal and Dover, Post Coaches (from Canterbury) call at the Fleur de Lis, every evening at six and half past eight – and the Phoenix (from Margate and Ramsgate) calls at the Crispin & Cinque Port Arms every morning at half past nine and noon at twelve.

To Herne Bay, a Coach (from Deal) calls at the Fleur de Lis, every morning at eight.

To Margate and Ramsgate, Post Coaches (from Dover and Deal) call at the Cinque Port Arms & Crispin every morning at half past seven & noon at 12.


To Canterbury, a Van (from Deal) calls at the Three Colts and Fleur de Lis, every evening at half past five & Tuesday and Friday noon at twelve.

To Deal, a Van (from Canterbury) calls at the Fleur de Lis and Three Colts every evening at half past five and Wednesday and Saturday afternoon at 4.

To Margate & Ramsgate, a Van from the New Inn, every morning at nine.


To London, Thomas BEAL, Richard HOPE & Henry A. HOPE's Hoys, alternately on Saturday.

BULLJohn FARRIEREastryTaverns & Public Houses
BUTLERJamesEastrySaddlers & harness makers
CASTLEThomas, Mr.EastryNobility, Gentry & Clergy
CAVEWilliamEastryWatch & Clock Makers
CHAMBERSCharles, Rev.EastryNobility, Gentry & Clergy
COBUSThomasEastrySaddlers & harness makers
EASTRYGeorge, Mr.EastryNobility, Gentry & Clergy
FIVE BELLSJohn WILSONEastryTaverns & Public Houses
FREWERJohnEastryPlumbers, painters & glaziers
HATFIELDJames, Mr.EastryNobility, Gentry & Clergy
JULLIONFrancisEastryAcademies & Schools
LAWRENCEGeorgeEastryBoot & Shoemaker
LEGGATTRichard S.EastrySurgeons
MANSERGeorge (& ironmongery & earthenware warehouse)EastryGrocers & Cheesemongers
MANSERGeorge (and patent medicine vender)EastryChemists & Druggists
RAEJames, Mr.Eastry, Walton HouseNobility, Gentry & Clergy
RANDOLPHGeorge, Rev.Eastry, VicarageNobility, Gentry & Clergy
SILVERSarahEastryLinen Drapers
SILVERWilliamEastryGrocers & Cheesemongers
YOUNGThomasEastryAcademies & Schools