Kelly's Directory 1909, Westhampnett, West Sussex

Westhampnett is a parish giving its name to a union, on the road from Chichester to Petworth, 1 ½ miles north-east from Chichester, 60 miles from London in the south-western division of the county, Box and Stockbridge hundred, Chichester rape, petty sesional division and county court district, rural deanery of Boxgrove (first division), and archdeaconry and diocese of Chichester. The church of St Peter is of stone, in the Early English style, and has a tower containing 3 bells; in the chancel there is a monument to Richard Sackville esq. and Elizabeth his wife, with kneeling effigies; the church was renovated in 1817, and completely restored in 1876; some portions of Roman materials worked up by the Saxon builder in the chancel arch and elsewhere still remain; the east and west windows are memorials; there are 215 sittings. In the churchyard are buried the Right Rev. A. T. Gilbert (d. 1870), the Right Rev. R. Durnford (d. 1895) and the Right Rev. E. R. Wilberforce (d. 1907), former Bishops of Chichester. The registers of baptisms and burials dates from the year 1734; marriages 1754. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £90, with residence and 25 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Duke of Richmond and Gordon G.C.V.C., C.B. and held since 1903 by the Rev. James Bartlett Dalby M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge. The Duke of Richmond and Gordon G.C.V.C., C.B. is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The fine stables attached to Goodwood House are in this parish. The soil is light loam. The chief crops are wheat, barley and oats. The area is !,908 acres, chiefly arable land; assessable value £2,970; the population of the parish in 1901 was 364.

Westerton, 1 mile north; Maundling (or Maudlin), half a mile east; Woodcote, 1 mile north; Waterbeech, 1 ½ miles north-east, are Hamlets.

Parish Clerk, Henry V. Lillywhite
Sexton, William Longland.

Post Office, Maudlin. Stanley Edwards, sub-postmaster. Letters through Chichester arrive at 6.50am; dispatched at 4.25 & 7.30pm; Sundays 12.30pm. Chichester 2 miles distant is the nearest money order and telegraph office.

Wall letter box near the school, cleared at 4.20 & 7.35pm; Sundays 12.30pm.

Public Elementary School, built in 1839, with an average attendance of 49; it is the property of the Duke of Richmond & Gordon; Mrs A. Humphreys, mistress.

Westhampnett Rural District Council meets at 5 South Street, Chichester, every first Friday in the month, immediately after the rising of the Board of Guardians, who meet at 10.30am.

Chairman, C. J. Drewitt, Drayton House, Oving
Clerk, William Parker Cogan, 5 South Street, Chichester (is also clerk to Westhampnett Old Age Pension Sub-Committee)
Treasurer, Gerald Edward Maltby, Barclay & Company’s Bank, Chichester
Medical Officer of Health, Arthur Gordon Russell Cameron M.B., B.Sc.Durh., D.P.H.Camb. St. Mabyns, Downview Road, Worthing
Highway Surveyors, James John Budden, 4 St Pancras, Chichester, & John Herbert Hobgen, 43 Lyndhurst Road, Chichester
Sanitary Inspector, Cecil William Annis, Terminus Road, Chichester

Westhampnett Union

Board day, Friday (fortnightly), at 10.30am at the Board Room, Chichester

Westhampnett Union comprises the following parishes; Aldingbourne, Appledram, Barnham, Bersted, Binderton, Binsted, Birdham, Bogonor, Boxgrove, Donnington, Earnley, Eartham, Eat Dean, Eastergate, East Wittering, Felpham, Hunston, Lavant, Madehurst, Merston, Middleton, New Fishbourne, North Mundham, Oving, Pagham, Selsey, Sidlesham, Singleton, Slindon, Tangmere, Up Waltham, Walberton, Westhampnett, West Itchenor, West Stoke, West Wittering & Yapton. The population of the Union in 1901 was 20,108; area, 71,757 acres, rateable value, Lady Day, 1909, £163,911

Chairman of the Board of Guardians, C.J. Drewitt, Drayton House, Oving
Clerk to the Guardians & Assessment Committee, Wm. Parker Cogan, solicitor, 5 South Street, Chichester
Treasurer, Gerald Edward Maltby, Barclay & Company’s Bank, Chichester
Collector to the Guardians, William Duke Rasell, 135 Bognor Road, Chichester
Believing & Vaccination Officers, Bognor & Yapton districts, George Payne, Highfield, Bognor; Boxgrove district, Alan Humphreys, Westhampnett; Oving district, Frederick Charles Taylor, Boxham 1a, Sidelsham
Medical Officers & Public Vaccinators, Bognor district, William Conway Cooke L.R.C.P.Edin. Glenlogie, Clarence Road, Bognor; Manhood district James Edward Felix Andre L.R.C.P.Lond.Sidlesham; Singleton district, George Campbell Garratt B.A., M.D., B.C. Chilworth, Summersdale, Chichester; Boxgrove & Oving districts, Arthur Hastings Bostock M.R.C.S.Eng>, L.R.C.P.Lond. 10 Southgate, Chichester; Yapton district, Algernon Boniface Collins M.R.C.S.Eng., L.R.C.P.Lond. Hawthorn Lodge, Yapton

The Union House was a spacious mansion, of ancient date, formerly called Westhampnett Place, & was built by Sir Hutchins Williams bart. who made it his residence; the back part of the house was Elizabethan & was probably built by Richard Sackville (uncle of Thomas, first Lord Buckhurst); it was afterwards sold by Sir W. Peere Williams to Charles, third Duke of Richmond, who converted it to its late purpose; this interesting building was unfortunately destroyed by fire on the night of November 3 & 4, 1899.

Superintendent Registrar, William Parker Cogan, 5 South Street, Chichester; deputy, Arthur James Marshall, 80 East Street, Chichester

Registrars of Birth & Deaths, Bognor district, William Hodges, Lawn View, London Road, Bognor; deputy, Sydney Hodges, 5 London Road, Bognor; Boxgrove sub-district, Alan Humphreys; Yapton sub-district, George Payne, Highfield, Bognor; deputy, Ernest E Mitchell, Canada Grove, Bognor; Oving district, Frederick Charles Taylor, Boxham Lane, Sidlesham; deputy, W. J. Ide, Glencoe, Sidlesham

Registrars of marriages, William Duke Rasell, 135 Bognor Road, Chichester; deputy, Frederick James Ford, Chichester; William Hodges, Lawn View, London Road, Bognor; deputy, Sydney Hodges, 5 London Road, Bognor.

Private Residents
Boniface Mrs. Woodcote Cottage
Cogan Mrs
Dalby Rev. Jas. Bartlett M.A. (vicar), Vicarage
Humphreys Thomas, Maudlin
Hussey-Freke Raufe, The Cottage, Goodwood
Lillywhite James, Westerton (letters direct from Chichester)
Prinsep Mrs. Westerton (letters direct from Chichester)

Boswell Jospeh, Coach & Horses P.H. Maudlin
Brock Frederick, head gardener to the Duke of Richmond & Gordon
Cole William T. assistant overseer, Lavant
Edwards Stanley, grocer, post office, Maudlin
Flowers Cyril, farmer, Woodcote Farm
Humphreys Alan, registrar of births & deaths for the Boxgrove sub-district, relieving & vaccination officer for Boxgrove district
Hussey-Freke Raufe, estate agent to the Duke of Richmond & Gordon, The Cottage, Goodwood
Leggett Joseph, blacksmith, Mudlin
Lillywhite John, brick maker to the Duke of Richmond & Gordon
Rushbridger Maria (Mrs), farmer, Westerton
Sadler Henry, miller (water & Steam) & maltster
Stone Alfred Edwin, Richmond Arms P.H. Waterbeach
Wakeham William, White Swan P.H.

21 Aug 2006

Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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