Kelly's Directory 1938, 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. Electricity is available. Water is supplied by the Bognor Urban District Council. The village of Nyetimber is situated in the south-west part of the parish, near the church; 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 & west windows are stained; the west window is in memory of the visit of King George V. to the parish, the donor being Sir Arthur Philip Du Cros bart. J.P.; the church was restored in 1837, and affords 660 sittings, all free. The register dates from the year 1736. The living is a vicarage, net income £393, with residence, in the gift of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and held since 1938 by Rev. Charles Binstead Fowler, of Kelham theological College. The Methodist church in Nyetimber lane was opened in 1920.. William Holland Ballet Fletcher esq. J.P. who is lord of the manor, and the principal landowner. The soil is loam; subsoil, clay and sand. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats and roots. The area is 2,641 acres of land, and inland water; the population in 1931 was 592 in the civil and 2,048 in the ecclesiastical parish.

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

By the West Sussex Review Order, 1933, part of Pagham civil parish was transferred to Bognor Regis

Post & M. O. & T. Office, Nyetimber. Letters through Bognor Regis.

Post Office Pagham. Letters through Bognor Regis . The nearest money order office is at Nyetimber

Carrier to Chichester & Bognor Regis -William Richard Prior, of Chichester, mon, wed, fri,

Motor Omnibus run frequently to Bognor Regis & Chichester.

(Marked thus * receive letters through Chichester)
Davis Maj. Arthur John Little Welbourne
Fowler Rev. Charles Binstead (vicar), Vicarage
Stroud Arthur May M.B.E., Oakholm Bungalow
Young john Charles, Willowbale Cottage

Marked thus + farm 150 acres or over
Aldwick Dairy (Chichester Dairies Ltd.), The Parade
Aldwick Riding School (Mrs. P. Saunders), The Thatched Cottage TN284
Apps J. builder, The Beach
+Aylwin John Maxwell, farmer, Rookery, Church & Nyetimber Farms. TN26
Bognor Steam Laundry Ltd. (depot), The Beach
British Legion (Pagham branch) (Frederick Harold Court, hon. sec.)
*Bromham George, farm foreman to F. H. Sawtell esq. Neal’s farm, Lagness
Busell Edward Harry, The Beach Café
Church Farm Dairy (John Waller Wensley & Harry White, proprietors) TN23
*Field Richard G. farmer, Morel’s farm, Lagness TN261
*Greenway Selina (Miss), cowkeeper, White House Lagness
Heaver John Painter, farmer, Church Farm
Lagoon Café, The Beach
Le Chalet Club (Mrs Isobel Vivian Castle, proprss.), The Beach. TN54
Morris George, newsagent Phoenix bookstall
Pagham Beach Bungalow Owner’s Association (P. M. Parish, hon. sec.), The Beach
Pagham Club (Arthur May Stroud M.B.E. hon. sec.)
Pagham Cricket Club (Arthur May Stroud M.B.E. hon. sec.)
Pagham Riding School (Miss B. Potter), White Rock TN340
Rose Green Brick Co. Ltd. Hook Lane
*Royal Oak P.H. (Roland George Tipper), Lagness TN252
*+Rushbridge Arthur. Farmer. Crimsham Manor, Lagness & Morrells Farm & Sefter Farm TN 87
Sims Reginald Henry, grocer & post office, The Parade TN353
Tregear & Sons F.A.I. house & estate agents, The Parade TN234
Youngman Charles B. riding master, Sea Lane TN41

Private Residents
Henderson Mrs. Russet Tiles, Hook Lane
Scruby C. A. E. Bryn Cothe, Hook Lane

Marked thus * farm 150 acres or over
Bear Garage (G. H. Lloyd) TN Pagham 8
Bear Inn (Francis James Blogg) Pagham 6
Beecroft Stores, grocers
Brown Raymond, house & estate agent Pagham 303
Christian William, blacksmith, The Forge
Dock Harry Arthur, boot & shoe repairer
Durman John S. carpenter, Robin Hood
Geall Harold, brick manufacturer Bognor 849
Lamb Inn (Albert H. Ingram) Pagham 354
Lion Brick Works (Edward Benton & Co. Ltd., proprietors.) Hook Lane Pagham 18
Lion guest House (De A. C. A. Landhood, proprietor) Nyetimber Lane
Marchant George, baker, Pagham 132
Pooley & Tooze, butchers TN Pagham 9
Prior William Richard, carrier, Jeniss, Nyetimber Lane
Riviera Lido Holiday Club (Ideal Holidays Ltd) Nyetimber Lane Pagham 97
Smart Archibald, farmer, Pryors farm TN Pagham 11
Stoner Charles Frederick, cow keeper, Mill Farm TN Pagham 10
Vine William, boot & shoe repairer, The Hut, Rose Green Rd

06 Sep 2006

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