Kelly's Directory 1911, Washington, West Sussex

Washington is a pleasant village and parish, on the road from Worthing to Horsham, 5 miles west from Steyning station on the Horsham & Shoreham branch of the L.B.&S.C. railway, 7 miles north from Worthing, and 49 from London, in the south-western division of the county, Steyning hundred and petty sessional division, Thakeham union, Worthing county court district, rape of Bramber, rural deanery of Storrington, archdeaconry & diocese of Chichester. By Order in Council, 28th June 1872, the northern portion of the parish, containing about 230 people, was attached for ecclesiastical purposes to the neighbouring parish of Ashington. By the “Divided Parishes Act, 1882” (45 & 46 Vic. C. 58), Rokers, with 2 houses, was transferred from Ashington parish to Washington. The church of St Mary is an edifice of Norman & Early English date, was partially rebuilt in 1867, at a cost of £2,600, and is now chiefly in the Early English & Decorated styles, the late Norman arcades remaining, and has a tower containing 5 bells; the east window is stained; there are 6 memorial windows to various members of the Sandham family; a monument with kneeling figures, to John Byne, ob. 1600, and various mural tablets; an organ chamber has been built, an organ and an oak screen provided, and the windows on the north side enlarged, at the sole cost of Arthur Lloyd esq. of Coombe-Wood, Addington, Croyden; the church affords 296 sittings. The register dates from the year 1558. The living is a vicarage, net income £117, with residence & 17 acres of glebe, in the gift of Magdalen College, Oxford, and held since 1897 by the Rev. Arthur Henry Saint Patrick M.A. of Queen’s College, Oxford. A reading room & institute was built and presented to the parish in 1907 by Mrs. R. T. Godman. On Chancton farm in this parish, in 1806, a crock of ancient English coins was discovered and forwarded to the British Museum. Rowdell house is the residence of Mrs. King, and Highden, of Major-Gen. Richard Temple Godman J.P. Charles Goring esq. of Wiston Park, who is lord of the manor, the Duke of Norfolk K.G. and Major-Gen. R. T. Godman are the chief landowners. The soil is sand and clay; subsoil, sand and clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats, turnips, beans & peas. A considerable portion of this parish is Downland; there are also a large number of market gardens. The area is 3.206 acres; assessable value, £4,439; the population in 1901 was 737 in the civil, and 546 in the ecclesiastical parish, the remainder being ecclesiastically annexed to Ashington, which see.

Parish Clerk – William Standing

Post, M. O. & T. Office – Ernest George Floate, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from Pulborough at 6.35am & 1.35pm; dispatched at 10.45am & 5.55pm; Sundays 9.50am
Wall letter box, Rock, cleared at 10.40m & 6pm; Sundays, 9.50am

Public Elementary School (mixed), built in 1867 & since enlarged for 120 children; average attendance, 106; Henry Watson, master

Private Residents
Barry Capt. Robert A. H. Sunny Nook
Carter Leslie A. Warren Cottage (letters through Ashington, Pulborough Sussex)
Godman MajorGen. Richard Temple J.P. Highden
Lloyd Arthur, Warren Hill
Munro James, Rowdell
Patrick Rev. Arthur Henry Saint M.A. Vicarage
Simm Frederick William J.P. Rock

Carter Leslie A. artist, Warren Cottage (letters through Ashington, Pulborough Sussex)
Charman Christopher, market gardener
Charman Frederick, Frankland Arms P.H.
Charman Thomas, market gardener, Rock
Cooper Henry, market gardener
Floate Ernest George, grocer & post office
Floate Herbert, lime burner
Gander George, blacksmith, carpenter &c.
Gardner Horace Sheppard, grocer & draper
Goatcher Adolphus, nurseryman
Goatcher William, market gardener, Rock
Gocher Robert, market gardener
Gocher Thomas, market gardener
Ingram William Heber, farmer, Church House
Juden James, market gardener
Maple Emily Mrs. Farmer, Green farm
Merritt Charles, farmer & market gardener
Pattenden Butler James, farmer, Sandhills farm
Reading Room (Henry Watson, sec.)
Wallace George, (exors. Of), timber merchants
Willis Maxwell, farmer, North Farm
Woolgar David, market gardener

21 Nov 2006

Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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