Kelly's Directory 1909, Aldingbourne, West Sussex

Aldingbourne is a village and parish 5 miles east from Chichester and 2 west from the Barnham station on the London, Brighton & South Coast railway, in the south-west division of the county, hundred of Box & Stockbridge, Chichester petty sessional division, rape & county court district, Westhampnett union, and in the rural deanery of Box grove (first division) and archdeaconry and diocese of Chichester. The church of St Mary is of stone in the Early English & Norman styles, and has a tower containing 3 bells; the chancel was restored and a south aisle was added to it in 1867, and in 1889 the church was restored at a cost of 1,669; there are 300 sittings. The register dates from the year 1558. The living is a vicarage, net income 200, with residence and 50 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Bishop of Chichester, and held since 1888 by the Rev. Walter William Kelly M.A. of Caius College, Cambridge. At Lidsey and at Westergate are church mission rooms, and at Westergate a Wesleyan chapel and Salvation Army barracks. Aldingbourne was attached to the see of Chichester previous to the Conquest, and here the Bishops maintained a residence until 1642, when the palace was destroyed by the Parliamentary forces under Sir William Walter, Aldingbourne House, the property of Capt. K. Kincaid-Smith R.A., D.S.O. is a pleasantly situated mansion, and now the residence of Tom James esq. and Westergate House of Capt. William A. Grant. The Ecclesiastical Commissioners are lords of the manor. The principal landowners are Capt. Kenneth Kincaid-Smith and Joseph Godman esq. of Hascombe. The soil is rich loam; subsoil, clay and sand. The chief crops are wheat, barley and oats. The area is 3,003 acres of land & 5 of water; assessable value 6,807; the population in 1901 was 779

Lidsey, 2 miles south-east; Westergate, mile east, and Norton, mile north-west, are hamlets.

Parish Clerk, Silas Fallick

Post, M. O. & T. Office - Silas Fallick, sub-postmaster. Letters from Chichester arrive at 6.50am & 2pm; dispatched at 2.50 & 7pm

Post Office, Fontwell - Joseph Greenough, sub-postmaster. Letters from Arundel arrive at 8.10am & 12.30pm; dispatched at 12.40, 6.50 & 8.45pm; Sundays, 8.45pm. Eastergate, 1 mile distant is the nearest money order office & Slindon, 1 miles distant, the nearest telegraph office

Wall Letter Box, Westergate school, cleared at 2.15 & 5.55pm; Sundays, 11am. Wall letter box, Crockerhill, cleared at 8.40pm daily

Wall Boxes - Lidsey, cleared at 8.50am & 6.55pm; Sundays, 9.15am; Norton, 3.50 & 6.15pm; Sundays, 11.25am; Nytron, 2.20pm & 6.20pm; Sundays, 11.30am

Council School (mixed & infants), built in 1876, for 130 children; average attendance, 130 Charles E. Amys, master; Miss Annie Apps, Miss Edith Brown & Miss E. de la Coze, assistant Mistresses

Carriers to Chichester - Thomas Stenning, mon, wed, fri & sat

Private Residents
Amys Charles E., School House, Westergate
Baker Maurice, Hazel Bank
Brandon Edward T. H., Northfields
Bristowe Arthur Lynn, Manor House
Buckle Misses, Norton glebe
Cosens Thomas, Myrtle Cottage, Westergate
Duncan John, Lenadene, Norton
Grant Capt. William A., Westergate House (postal address Arundel)
Hammond Miss, Norton Cottage
Hughes Mrs., Nuthouse, Westergate
James Tom, Nyton House
Kelly Rev. Walter William M.A., Vicarage
Kenderdine Charles H., Westfield House (postal address Arundel)
Mackenzie Lieut.-Col. D., Norton Grange
Medlycott William, The Den
Orr-Eqing Capt. J., Aldingbourne House
Price F. Corbyn R.B.A. Westergate
Robinson James, Sunnyside
Simmons Mrs., The Willows
Stay Samuel, Westergate
Suter Miss, Elm Cottage
Von Goetz Baroness, Norton House
Wodderson L., Manor House, Westergate

Barton William, cow keeper, Woodgate
Beach George, farm bailiff to Edward Hodgen esq., Lidsey
Bearns Charles, wheelwright, Hook Lane
Borrow Henry Morley, apartments
Brown Frederick, hay binder, Westergate
Card George, cow keeper, Lidsey
Charman Henry & Alfred, wheelwrights
Coles Edward, hay binder, Westergate
Cooper Henry, carpenter, Westergate
Dawney Robert, New Inn, Westergate
Digance Arthur, grocer Westergate
Dixon C. M. (Miss), Elmcroft Nurseries, Westergate
Evershed Samuel, timber importers agent, Nyton
Eves Arthur, Prince of Wales P.H., Woodgate
Fallick Silas, baker & post office
Gape William, shoeing smith, Westergate
Hemsley William, miller (water & steam)
Hitch Thomas, gardener to Capt. J. Orr-Ewing
Jay William Henry, shopkeeper, The Stores
Kenderdine Charles H., agent for Charles J. Fletcher esq. J.P, Westfield House (postal address Arundel)
Myall James, cow keeper, Westergate
Neale Herbert, farmer, Lidsey Lodge (postal address Bognor)
Norris John Jonathan, wood merchant
Oliver Henry, farmer, Westergate
Price F. Corbyn R.B.A. artist, Westergate
Reynolds Arthur Charles, farmer, Norton
Sayers William, cow keeper, Westergate
Stenning Thomas, carrier, Westergate
Stewart Fanny (Mrs), beer retailer, Westergate
Terry Albert, baker, Westergate
Tipper George William, farmer, Hook Lane
Toogood James, nurseryman, (postal address, Westergate Nursery, Arundel)
Toop William, farmer Church Farm
Wilson Bros., fruit growers, Westergate
Wooderson Llewellyn, farmer, Manor House, Westergate

21 Aug 2006

Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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