Kelly's Directory 1938, Sidlesham, West Sussex

Sidlesham is a village and large parish on the road to Chichester and 5 miles from that city, in the south-western division of the county, hundred of Manhood, 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 from the Chichester reservoir and also by Selsey Water Co. The church of St Mary is an ancient edifice of stone in the Early English style and has a tower containing 2 bells; the church was restored in 1890, and the reroofed in 1924; there are 320 sittings. The register dates from 1566. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £371, with a few acres of glebe and residence in the gift of the Bishop of Chichester, and held since 1932 by the Rev. Henry Willett Haynes, of London College of Divinity. There is a Methodist chapel, built in 1878. Dame Elizabeth Puckeringe, charity produces at £50 net for the support of 2 poor widows, and also for apprenticing boys & girls. During 1935, 800 acres of land were acquired by the Land Settlement Association Ltd. To provide smallholdings for men from the distressed areas of Northumberland & Durham. The Ecclesiastical Commissioners, Mrs Alice Edith Shrubb, Mr William Stacey, William Augustus Aylwin esq. J.P. and the Land Settlement Association Ltd. Are the principal landowners. The soil is loam; subsoil, clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley and oats. The area is 4,179 acres of land and inland water; population 1n 1931 was 878.

Post, M. O. & T. Office. Letters through Chichester.

Post Office Sidlesham Common. Letters through Chichester. Sidlesham is the nearest money order & telegraph office.

Conveyance - Southdown Motor Services Ltd. Run an hourly service of omnibuses to Chichester & Selsey

Carriers Selsey carriers pass through daily.

Private Residents
Marked thus * should be addressed Sidlesham Common
*Alywim Misses, Willow Glen
*Andre James Edward Felix M.R.C.S.Eng. Highleigh
Balls James Willshire, Mill View
Brooks Herbert, Chester Cottage
*Bryant Gerald Harvey, Highleigh House
Cavendish Capt. Evan George Charles O.B.E., R.N.V.R. (ret.), Mill House
Coates Eric, Ivy grange
*Cox Frank Hamilton, Highleigh Lodge
Day Percy Harold, Halseys
Dodds Robert Carr J.P. (Surrey)
Dutton James, Boundary House
Farmer Cecil J. S. Village Way
Fitzgerald Mrs. Apple Porch
Gillespie Richard Henry, Mapsons
*Greenbow Mrs. Street End House
*Griffith John G. St Mary’s
Hart Lt-Col. Gilbert O.B.E., M.C. Keycroft farm, Highleigh
Haynes Rev. Henry Willett (vicar), vicarage
*Hope Hubert Curling, Cleverlands
*Hunt Misses, Meadowcroft
*Hunt Mrs. Street End
*Ide W. J. Church House
Jupp Harry Oswald, Dawtry
*Monroe Mrs. Greenlea Cottage
Pershke William Thomas, Rose Cottage
Potter Frank Stuart, Redgate
Powys-Smith Mrs. Challens
Shrubb Mrs. Oaklodge
Shrubb Ralph, The Elms
Snook Mrs. Newhaven Cottage
*Stacey William, The Gorse
Stevens Harold, Homeleigh
Tozer Miss H.The Cottage
*Tucker Mrs. Fairleigh Cottage
Whittington Harry, cumbers

Marked thus + farm 150 acres or over Anchor P.H. (Mrs Kate Dredge)
*Andre Jas. Edwd. Felix M R C S Eng., L R C P. Lond. Physician, surgeon, & admiralty surgeon & agent & medical officer & public vaccinator, Manhood district, Westhampnet union, Highleigh. T.N. 2
+Alywin Thomas Harold, farmer Greenwoods Farm
+Alywin William Augustus, J.P. farmer Chalder Farm. T.N.5 & Rookery farm
*Berwick Mary G. S. (Mrs), confectioner, post office. T.N.29
Charlton Charles Edward, coal & coke merchant. T.N.31
Combes Harold Willis, baker. T.N.7
*Cozens Frederick George, cycle repairer
Crab & lobster P.H. (Walter Ernest Spiers)
Down Robert, dairyman
*Dutton (Bricks) Ltd. Builder’s merchants T.N.25
*Dyer Elsie (Miss), shopkeeper
Earwicker Brothers, farmers
Fletcher Marie Mary (Miss), district nurse TN11
*Hart Gilbert, farmer, Highleigh
*Highfield Pound P.H. (George Cozens)
*+Hunt Thomas, farmer, Highleigh. T.N.13
Jolly Fisherman P.H. (Walter Binstead) TN36
Jury Brick & Coal Co. Ltd brick makers TN30
Land Settlement Association Ltd. (H. A. Campbell, supt.) TN36
Lander Lilian Constance (Mrs), petrol station
Parker Amos Henry, builder, Capesthorn Villa
Pescod Harold Edward, grocers. T.N.29
Ransom Herbert, boot repairer
Richards Ernest George & Sons, drapers, TN32
Sadler & Wooding, physicians & surgeons (attend daily at 2pm except Thursdays)
*Shepherd T. W. & E. V., dairymen
+Shrubb Frederick & Ralph, farmers, Oakhurst. T.N.16
Shrubb Sydney, farmer, Lovington (letters through Earnley)
*Stacey Frederick, blacksmith
+Stacey William Wilfred, farmer, Easton farm. T.N.17
Stevens Ellen Therese (Miss), shopkeeper & post office
*Stride William & V. R., petrol station TN53
Terry Arthur, farmer, Poplars farm, Lovington (letters through Earnley)
Wheatley George, fruit grower, The Homestead nurseries

06 Sep 2006

Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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