Kelly's Directory 1930, Selsey, West Sussex

Selsey (i.e. Seals’ Island) is a large seaside parish, once an island, but now part of the Manhood peninsula, and 8 ½ miles south from Chichester station on the London, Brighton and South Coast railway, in the Chichester division of the county, Manhood hundred, Chichester rape, petty sessional division and county court district, Westhampnett union, rural deanery of Selsey, and archdeaconry and diocese of Chichester. Selsey is a very healthy place, with fine sands on its south western coast, and affords a good view of the Isle of Wight: the village is very clean and is supplied by water from the Chichester reservoir: it is lighted with gas by a local company, and electricity is supplied from Chichester. A considerable crab, lobster and prawn fishery is carried on. There is a life boat station,; the motor lifeboat named the “Jane Holland,” is called the Selsey & Bognor Lifeboat; also good anchorage for yachts all the year round. In the summer months the place is much frequented by visitors. Pagham Harbour was reclaimed from the sea in 1875, but was again submerged in 1912, and is now used for boating up to Sidlesham. The are golf links, with a station on them. The hundred of Manhood and Selsey Tramways Company have a station in the village; the line starts from Chichester, passing through Hunston for Donnington and Mundham, Chalder and Sidlesham for Sidlesham, and Ferry for Norton in Selsey; it is 8 miles in length and was opened Aug 27th, 1897 at a cost of £21,000. Selsey the original seat of the see of Chichester, was granted in 680 by Ethelwealh, King of the South Saxons, to St Wilfred, the exiled Bishop of Northumbria, and here he built a cathedral: Eadbert, his successor, was consecrated Bishop of Selsey in 711, and there were 22 Bishops of this see, but in 1072 Stigand removed the see to Chichester. The site of the old cathedral is now under the waves. The parish church of St Peter originally stood near the entrance to Pagham Harbour, but in 1865 was taken down stone by stone (except the chancel), and re-erected in its present position in the village: it is in the Early English style, with Perpendicular additions, and has a bell-cot with spire containing 3 bells: the font is Norman: the church will seat 380 persons. The chancel of the old church at Norton is still standing, about 2 miles from the village, and is used as a chapel for burials and other occasional services, it is now called St Wilfred’s chapel. The register dates from the year 1660. In 1920 a cross was erected at the south entrance to the churchyard as a memorial to the 56 men connected with this parish who fell in the Great War, 1914-18. The living is a rectory and vicarage united, net yearly value £734, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Chichester, and held since 1925 by the Rt. Rev. Thomas Clayton Twitchell D.D. of London University, who is surrogate. There is a United Methodist Chapel erected in 1867. St Wilfred’s Roman Catholic church is served from St Richard’s South St, Chichester. The area is 2,964 acres of land, 22 of water and 800 of foreshore; the population in 1921 was 2,307, including the coast guard stations.

Norton is a hamlet in this parish, 2 miles north.

Sexton, T. G. Madwick.

Post, M.O.&T. Office (to which messages may be telephoned for treatment as express letters). Letters through Chichester.

Coastguard Station.

Lifeboat Station (motor), F. Barnes, coxswain; S. B. Arnell, sec.

Police Station

Shipwrecked Fishermen & Mariners’ Royal Benevolent Society; Hon. Representatives:-
R. T. Berthon, Halton;
J. E. Francis, The Crown

Carriers to Chichester William Fidler (motor) & James Sherrington, daily

Private Residents.
Adamson Horatio George, M.D. Upways, Chichester Rd
Alwin-Smith A. J. Seaways, Beach Rd
Armstead Daniel, Tamarisk, Clayton Rd
Arnell Edward George J.P. The Cottage, High St
Arnell Mrs. Banff House, East St
Ayling Ewen, Oakdene, Seal Rd
Bailey Joseph, Hedgelands, Hillfield Rd
Barford P. Crompe M.B. Lond. East Rd
Bartlett Mrs., Lydiate Cottage, Norton
Bedlam George William, Kirkland, Seal Rd
Benstead Henry, West Street House, West St
Berthon Raymond T. Halton, Albion Rd
Bidwell Misses, Northlands, Manor Rd
Bonnar R. C. The Overstand, Bonnar Rd
Bonnar Thomas Edward, Brucemains, Clayton Rd
Bonnar William, Westerings, Vincent Rd
Botting Miss, The Crescent, West St
Bromley Richard Stephen, Baverstock, Seal Rd
Burnett Mrs. Park View, Chichester Rd
Burton Clifford, Willshires Croft, High St
Carrington Mrs. Double Barn, Clayton Rd
Chambers Harry, Brancaster, Grafton Rd
Child James Thomas, Benenden, Manor Rd
Chisholm Mrs. Zaria, Park Avenue
Clayton James, High House, West St
Clayton Luther, Chichester Rd
Clayton Miss. Highcroft, West St
Courtauld Miss, St. Catherines’ Clayton Rd
Cowell Mrs. Abbotsford, Ursula Avenue
Cunningham-Park William Charles, Staffa, Grafton Rd
Cutler Alfred John, Erivan, Hillfield Rd
Day Samuel Hy. The Looe, West St
De Crespigny Mrs. Old Farm House, High St
Deeble Mrs. West St
Denman L.W. E. Norton
Dewey Samuel, Oakwood, Hillfield Rd
Eadie Albert, Thatched House, Clayton Rd
Edwards Arthur, Ivy Cottage, West St
Elton Mrs. The Shrubbings, Bonnar Rd
Escombe Miss, The Point
Farmer Miss, Golf Links Lane
Forsyth Edward, Manor Cottage, Station Rd
Gardner Misses, Michard Croft, Norton
Gardner W. E. Tedford, East St
Gibson Jarvie John, Bill House, Grafton Rd
Goodwin Charles, Church Cottage, Station Rd
Hacking Lt.-Col. Alfred D.S.O., M.C. Dalmorton, Clayton Rd
Halstead H. C., M.D. Manor Rd
Hamilton Sir Charles Edward Archibald Watkin bart., Paisley Cottage, Seal Rd
Hargreaves Mrs. Platten, Clayton Rd
Hawker Mrs. Marella, Clayton Rd
Hay Malcolm Bell, Peglyn, Park Ave
Hein Richard Henry, Stranraer, Ursula Ave
Herron-Allen Edward F.R.S., Largeacres, High St
Hilton Mrs. Bryn Derwent, West St
Hocking Henry, The Lodge, High St
Holden Maj. Morman E. Norton Priory
Holloway Mrs. Littleton, Clayton Rd
Humphreys A. A. Newell, Hillfield Rd
Hunnisett Harry Stuart, The Hive, Seal Rd
Illingworth Mrs. Leslie Cottage, Clayton Rd
Ince G. H. Indianna, Seal Rd
Jewell Maurice Frederick, The Lodge, Clayton Rd
Jones E. S. The Hut, Clayton
Keary Mrs. Rushmere, Hillfield Rd
Keep Frank, The Cliffs, Clayton Rd
King-Farlow Vernon, Salthaven, Hillfield Rd
Kirby Mrs. C. Escott, Seal Rd
Knight Buxton, Red Hatch, Hillfield Rd
Lamb Maj. Robert J. Hazeltryst, Manor Rd
Latham H. P. Tetsworth House, Vincent Rd
Leith Mrs. The Hermitage
Levin Maj. A. E. Elleray, West St
Linzee J. I. Innsfree, Seal Rd
Luxmore Mrs. The Rest House, Hillfield Rd
Marchand Mrs. Warner Croft, Hillfield Rd
Marshall Miss, The Red House
Mathew Capt. William C. The Warner Lodge, Clayton Rd
Medicot S. T. Sandyhill, Seal Rd
Moore Lt.-Col. W. G., O.B.E. Home Farm, Chichester Rd
Moore Alfred Edward, Gull Rocks, Seal Rd
Moore Mrs. High Bank, West St
Moore Thomas St. Wilfreds, Hillfield Rd
Morgan Mrs. Breambles, Hillfield Rd
Notley Harold, Russettings, Station Rd
Osborn Mrs. Journey’s End, Ursula Ave
Painter Mrs. Kestor, Seal Rd
Paterson R. S. St. Ibbs, Clayton Rd
Pay Stanley Gordon, Baureen, Hillfield Rd
Ponder Mrs. Septimus, Malt House, High St
Potter Frank S. Three Chimneys, Grafton Rd
Poynter Miss, Danefield Lodge, Clayton Rd
Prescott E. Clifford, Asphodel, Seal Rd
Purdon Henry Atwell, Brown House, Warner Rd
Pyke W. J. Somerleigh, Hillfield Rd
Pyman Mrs. Dunsleycombe, West St
Richards A. Elsinore, Hillfield Rd
Rushbridge Misses, Homeleigh, East St
Schofield Rev. John Kilburn (United Methodist), Gaiston, Manor Rd
Shaerf Mrs. Just Joy, Clayton Rd
Shirreff H. Rose Cottage, Norton
Sterling-O’Reily Miss, the Bushes, Manor Rd
Stewart Mrs. Tudor House, Clayton Rd
Thomson Robert, Clayton Croft, Hillfield Rd
Thorn Mrs. The Whyte Cottage, High St
Treamer Mrs. Glengarie, Grafton Rd
Tritton Mrs. Robinhood, Clayton Rd
Turner Chas. Acacia Villa, Hillfield Rd
Turtle Louis Henry, Croindene, Hillfield Rd
Twitchell Right Rev. Thomas Clayton D.D. (rector & surrogate), The Rectory
Vince Charles E. Cairo, East St
Wakely Charles Victor, Norton Grange
Walker George, Conifers, Seal Rd
Walker Mrs. Island View, Hillfield Rd
Warren Mrs. E. Grey Friars, Seal Rd
Webb H. L. The White House, Clayton Rd
West Miss, Holmwood, Chichester Rd
White W. Llewellyn, Emlyn, Graton Rd
Willetts Miss, Upwey, Hillfield Rd
Wilson F. R. Tythebarn, Seal Rd
Wood Mrs. Belle Isle, Clayton Rd
Woodman Arthur Hale

Marked thus * farm 150 acres or over
Andre & Humphrys, physicians & surgeons T.N.20
Andre James Edward Felix M.R.C.S.Eng., L.R.C.P.Lond. Physician & surgeon; surgery, High St
Arnell Brothers, farmer, North Common
Arnell Edward Geo. & Son, coal, coke, wood & oil merchants, High St. T.N.8
Arnell George, fisherman, Grafton Rd
Aylen Isobel (Mrs), arts & crafts, Manor Rd
Ayling Arthur, baker, East St
Barclay & Company Limited (sub-branch to Chichester) (open Tuesdays & Fridays 10.30am to 2pm) High Street; head office 54 Lombard Street, London E C
Barford P. Crompe M.B.Lond., M.R.C.S.Eng., L.R.C.P.Lond. Physician. The Homestead, High St. T.N.30
Barnes Frederick, fisherman, Grafton Rd. T.N.71
Barrow Albert, beer retailer (off licence), High St. T.N.127
Billson Joseph, New Inn, High St
Blake H. J. taxi proprietor, Pindi, Manor Rd
Blesson Louis, fried fish dealer, High St
Bonnar * Bonar, builders, Hillfield Rd T.N.13
Bristow Maude (Mrs), ladies’ outfitters, Hillfield Rd
Butt L. (Mrs), select board residence, Morfaa, Clayton Rd
Central Garage (H. T. Chambers, propr.) High St. T.N.28
Chapman E. Ltd. Riding school, Crown Stables, High St
Chichester Dairies Ltd. High St. TN159
Dennis Charles Frederick, Fisherman’s Joy P.H. East St
Dudeney H. V. decrtr. Coastguards Lane TN132
Edwards George, hair dresser, High St
Ellis & Sons, grocers, High St. TN5
Ferry Brick & Tile Co. Chichester Rd
Fidler William, carrier, Grafton Rd
Fidler William, jun. greengrocer
Finnemore John. boot maker, High St
Fisher James. Insurnace agt. Lyndhurst, New Rd
Fletcher J. A. grocer, East St
Forster Beatrice Eliz. (Miss), confectioner, Hillfield Rd
Francis J. E. Crown Inn (family & commercial), luncheons, teas &c., High St
Gale Joseph M.P.S. chemist, High St. TN49
Gardner Elizh. (Mrs), draper High St
Godel Walter C. china & glass dir. High St
Godley Alfred, plumber High St
Gray Percival, carrier, Lewis Rd. TN107
Gwendon Preparatory School for Boys & Girls (Mrs. E. B. Owen, proprietress), Broombank, Manor Rd. TN124
Hall Albert William, mat maker, 21 Beach Rd
Harris Harold, plumber, East St
Henley Charles, farmer, Greenlees farm, Norton
Horner Rose (Mrs), fried fish dealer, Beach Rd
Humby Ethel (Miss), confectioner, The Afterthought, Manor Rd
Humphreys Arthur, bill poster, High St
Humphry R. & Son, dairy, Ferry farm
Humphrys Arthur, Armitage L.R.C.P. & S.Edin., L.R.F.P.S.Glas. Surgeon, Hillfield Rd. TN20
Hundred of Manhood & Selsey Tramways Co. Limited (G. A. Mansfield,supt; Col. H F Stephens Asso.Mem.Inst.C.E.engr) TN59
International Tea Co.’s Stores Ltd. Grocers, East St. TN27
Jinman Douglas, farmer, Highfield House
Johnson Edmund G. watch maker, High St
Kennet Alfred & Son, coal & wood dealers, Croft Rd. TN113
Kite Thomas Foreman, grocer, High St
Lamb Maj. R. J. rating officer, Hazeltryst, Manor Rd
Langford Herbert & Son, bakers & butchers, East St. TN129
Lawrence Jas. Jun. fisherman, Albion Rd
Lawrence Phillip, fisherman, North Rd
Lew Maison, hair dresser, High St
Lewis E. H. (Miss), confectioner & grocer, Seal Rd
Long Marshall William, ladies’ & gents’ hair dresser, East St
McLinley Lester, riding school, Hillfield Rd
Maidment’s Garage (Lewis Maidment, proprietor), official motor car & motor cycle repairer to the R.A.C., High St. TN33
Male George, blacksmith, West St
Marine Hotel (Marine Hotel Selsey Ltd.) (Mrs. Meakin, managing director); only hotel on sea front. T.N. 15)
Marshall Ellen (Mrs) refreshment rooms, High St
Martin William, hair dresser, East Rd
Meakin Mrs. managing director to Marine Hotel Selsey Ltd.
Medmerry Dairy (P.L.Wakely), Mill farm. TN96
Mills William Frederick, jobbing gardener, Manor Rd
Mitchell William Edwin, builder, High St. TN37
Norris William, boot repairer, Manor Rd
Owens Frank & Son, butchers, fishmongers & fruiterers, High St. TN41
Pavilion (Selsey) (Phipps & Woodland, proprietors), high St. TN43
Peacock E. (Miss), Chinese handicrafts, High St.
Pennicott Hale Robert, draper, ladies’ & gent’s outfitter & tailor, High St. TN162
Petersfield & Selsey Gas & Lighting Co. (Frederick W. Beech, manager), High St. TN44
Petts James, fisherman, Manor Road
Phipps Fredk. Wm. Auctioneer & estate agent, High St. TN43
Pratt Bessie Hickson (Mrs), apartments, Strathmore, New Rd
Prior Henry, coal & coke merchant, East St & Croft Rd. TN101
Ray James, beer retailer, Albion Rd
Richards Winifred (Mrs), refrewshment rooms, high St
Royal National Lifeboat Institution (S. B. Arnell hon. sec.)
*Rushbridge Charles, farmer & landowner, Norton farm, Chichester Rd. TN16
Rushbridge Charles & son, butchers, High St. TN128
Sayers Walter H. collector of King’s taxes, Woodland Rd
Selsby Ralph & Co. coal, coke & wood merchants & haulage contractors, High St. TN112
Selsey Book Hut (G. Shackle & B. Adamson), Station Rd
Selsey Comrades Club (Maj. R. J. Lamb, sec.), Hillfield Rd. TN108
Selsey Golf Club Ltd. (Tom Moore, sec.) station, Golf Links Halt. TN56
Selsey Hotel (Laurie Sargeant), TN17
Selsey Institute (Sidney Barnes, sec.)
Selsey motor & Engineering Co. Ltd. Automobile & electrical engineers; electrical wiring, fittings &c. High St. TN51
Sherrington James, boot maker, High St
Sherrington Jsph. Fisherman, Albion Rd
Smith Clifford E. builder, High St. TN14
Smith John Arthur, boot repairer, East St
Smith’s, confectioners, High St. TN92 & Hillfield Rd. TN137
Star Tea Co. Ltd, grocers, High St
Stubbs William, fisherman, Albion Rd
Swindell Bros. house & estate agents, High St. TN106
Thomas Benjamin, shopkeeper, East St
Treloar Olive (Miss), district nurse, Red Lynch, Station Rd
Trojan Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Brick & tile works, Chichester Rd. TN141
Wakely John, farmer, Mill farm. TN96
*Wakely Charles Victor, farmer, Grange & Park Farms
Westminster Bank Ltd. (sub-branch to Chichester) (open tues & fri 10.30am till 2pm); head office, 41 Lothbury, London EC2
Wilkins Harry, butcher, High St. TN24
Wingham Charles, blacksmith, High St.
Winslade F. G. & Son, builders, Station Rd
Woodland Horace, fisherman, James St
Woodland Sophia (Mrs), statur. Post office, High St. TN10
Wyatt & Sons, auctioneers, house & estate agents, valuers & insurance agents; agents to Selsey Eastates, High St. TN25

31 Aug 2006

Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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