1855 Post Office Directory

Sutton at Hone is a respectable village, 3 miles from Dartford and 7 south west from Gravesend, on the west side of the river Darent, in Dartford Union, Axby Hundred, West Kent, with a neat and ancient church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist. It is close to Darent’s Walls, Darent. The living is a vicarage; the Rev. John Hotham, vicar. It gives name to the lathe of Sutton at Hone. There are two places of worship for Wesleyans and Independents. The area of the parish is 3,587 acres, soil, loam with gravel; there is about 400 acres of woodland. M. Campbell, Esq., is lord of the manor of St John of Jerusalem, and holds a Court Leet. Mrs Mumford is lady of the Sutton manor, and holds a Court Baron. In the village is a National school for boys and girls.

Clement Street is half a mile west; Goss Hill, 1 mile west; Malthouse, 1 ½ miles west; Gilton or Gilder Hill, 1 mile west; Swanley, 2 miles south west; St John’s, a quarter of a mile east; Burnt House, half a mile north west; Rookery, 1 mile north. At Hawley, 1 ½ miles north, are paper mills. Cold Harbour is a farm

Mumford Campbell, esq., Sutton Place
Ferdinand Ferguson Camroux, esq., Rookery
Misses Clayton
William Thomas Elgar, esq.
Henry Hall, esq, Hill Cottage
John Hayward, esq, Sutton Rectory
Rev. John Hotham, M.A. (vicar)
Francis Jones, esq, Hawley
Mrs Mumford
Mrs Nevill
Richard Ray, esq, Swanley
Richard Saunders, esq, Hawley
Capt Shephard, R.N., Cold Harbour
Mr Henry Staples, Swanley

William Acton, wheelwright
William Barham, plumber
William Bills, beer retailer
John Cooper, farmer
William Cooper, farmer, Gilder Hill
George Creasey, shopkeeper
William Thomas Elgar, farmer
Young Emmerton, Bull
Wm Geo Glover, “Red Lion”, Swanley
Charles Hammond, shopkeeper, Swanley
James Harber, blacksmith
William Lane, baker
James Friend Medhurst, butcher
John Mills, beer retailer, Swanley
Thomas Nevill, farmer
George Packman, bricklayer & plasterer
Thomas Packman, “Ship”
William Page, beer retailer
John Read, carrier
John Slaughter, miller & corn factor
Misses Hannah & Martha Squire, milliners & post office
Henry Staples, farmer, Swanley
Thomas Staples, farmer, Swanley
William Staples, famer, Swanley
Henry Sydell, tailor
Samuel Tapsfield, baker & shopkeeper
William Tebay, wheelwright
Aaron Turner, carpenter, Swanley
Frederick Turner, “Woodman”, Swanley
William Viner, bootmaker
William Whitehead, fruit grower
William Wiggins, paper manufacturer, Hawley mills

Post Office – Mrs Susannah Squire, receiver. Letters arrive from Dartford at ½ past 7am; dispatched at ½ past 6pm. The nearest money order office is at Dartford.

National School – Elias Ball Johnson, master; Mrs Charlotte Johnson, mistress

Carrier to London – Read, twice a week, days and times uncertain