Kelly's Directory 1918, Pagham, West Sussex

Pagham is a parish on the sea coast, 6 miles south of Chichester, 4 miles south-west from Bognor, terminal station of a branch from Barnham Junction of the London, Brighton and South Coast railway, in the Chichester division of the county, hundred of Aldwick rape, petty sessional division and county court district of Chichester, union of Westhampnett, and in the rural deanery of Selsey and archdeaconry and diocese of Chichester The village of Nyetimber is situated in the south-west part of the parish, near the church and consists of a few cottages; during living memory the sea has washed away more than 100 acres, but has now almost ceased to encroach, and between 50 and 100 acres of shingle and sand have accumulated between Selsey and Pagham. In the south-eastern part of the parish, close to Bognor, is the village of Aldwick, the most important part of the parish, which extends from the coastguard station to the boundary of Bersted parish. The church of St Thomas A Beckett is of stone in the Early English style and has a tower with spire containing 5 bells; the east window is stained; the church was restored in 1837, and affords 660 sittings, 420 being free. The register dates from the year 1736. The living is a vicarage, net income £200, with residence, in the gift of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and held since 1909 by Rev. Grosvenor Goode Knox M.A. of New College Oxford. William Holland Ballet Fletcher esq. J.P. who is lord of the manor, and Joseph Godman esq. are the principal landowners. The soil is loam; subsoil, clay and sand. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats and roots. The area is 3,473 acres of land, 33 of water, and 126 of foreshore; rateable value £8,008; the population in 1911 was 726 in the civil and 741 in the ecclesiastical parish.

Aldwick a tithing, 3 miles north-east, was formerly a place of some importance and gives its name to the hundred. Here is a chapel of ease, erected by the late A. Archibald Seth Smith esq. of Aldwick Lodge, with sittings for 120 persons. The Barn Rocks are off the coast at this point.

South Mundham, 3 miles north, and Nyetimber, 1 mile north-east, are also tithings. The former is now attached to North Mundham for ecclesiastical and civil purposes.

Lagness 2 ½ miles north and Rose Green 1 ¾ north-east, are hamlets belonging to this parish

By Local Government Board Order No. 36,551, dated October 1, 1897, part of Pagham civil parish was transferred to North Mundham

Sexton Harry Sims

Post & M. O. & Telephone Office, Aldwick Charles Tooze, sub-postmaster. Letters through Bognor which is the nearest telegraph office, 1 mile distant.

Post & T, & Telephonic Express Delivery Office, Pagham, Edwin George Prior, sub-postmaster. Letters through Bognor . The nearest money order office is at Aldwick

Letter Boxes Pagham Church, Lagness Rose Green, Aldwick Lane

Public Elementary School (mixed), built in 1825 and enlarged 1885, for 128 children; Malcolm W. Simmonds, master

Carrier to Chichester Frederick Apps, mon, wed, fri, & sat

(Marked thus * receive letters through Chichester)
Davis Arthur John Lit. Welbourne
Edgell Dover A. White Rock & Wayside cottage
*Harrison Frank Waterer, Lagness
Knox Rev. Grosvenor Goode M. A. (vicar) Vicarage
Stroud Arthur, Oakholm Bungalow

Aylwin John Maxwell, farmer, Church Farm
Durman John S. carpenter
*Greenway Esther (Mrs), cowkeeper, White House Lagness
*Harrison Frank Waterer, farmer, Crimsham Farm, Lagness
*Prior Edwin Geo., blacksmith, Lagness
*Prior William Richard, miller (wind)
*Rogers Frederick, farm bailiff to F. J. Neale esq.
Rushbridge Arthur. Farmer. Morrells Farm & Sefter Farm
*Stapeley James. Royal Oak P.H. Lagness

Aldwick Private Residents
Bryant Mrs. Coloma
Budge Miss E. The Elms
Colam Robert Frederick, The Glade du Cros Col. Sir Arthur Phillip M.P., J.P. Craigwell House; & Carlton & Junior Carlton Clubs, London S.W.1 & Travellers’ (Paris) club
Firminger Mrs. Almora
Fisher Mrs. West House
Fleming James
Harrison Edward S. Aldwick Farm
Hartmann Augustus, Tyting
Hughes Sidney, Netherlands
Jackson John, Pinehurst
Johnson Mrs. Croxton, Paradise
Jones H. The Glen
Kent Harry The Thatched House
Kilvert J. Summerlands
Kingsford Miss, Bemerton
Mathews Henry Noble, Meadow Cottage
Moore Mrs. Glengarry
Simpson Miss. Kit Kat Cottage
Smith Mrs. The Holdynge
Spon William, Landon House
Stocker Mrs. Craigwell Lodge
Stone Mrs. Field Cottage
Symes Herbt. Wm. J.P. Colebrook House
Trenchard Arthur, Richmond House
Walton-King Miss, Silverston Cottage
Wedgwood Mrs. The Wigwam
Whiffen Thomas, Barn Rocks

Christmas Henry, jobbing gardener, Thatch Cottage
Frederick Richard Rising M.A boys school, Aldwick Place
Harrison Edward S. farmer, Aldwick Farm
Mathews H. A. farmer, Aldwick House
Miller Edward, Ship P.H
Tooze Charles, post office

Hemming Mrs. Stepping Stones
Prince Mrs. Nyetimber House

Adfield Frank, Bear P.H.
Hodges G. beer retailer
Prior Edwin George, blacksmith
Smart Archibald, farmer
Smart Richard, Rookery Farm
Stoner Frederick, apartments
Williams William, bricklayer

06 Sep 2006

Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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