Pigot & Co Directory 1840 for Sussex ~ Ditchelling & neighbourhood

DITCHELLING is a small parish and village, in the hundred of Street, and rape of Lewes, 7½ miles S. E. of that town, 8 S. from Brighton, and 17 S.E. from Horsham; situated on the margin of the South Downs, from the high lands of which, near the village, is a most commanding and delightful view, over a beautiful country , scarcely to be surpassed in Sussex. The London and Brighton railway passes about a mile and a half to the west of the village, where this is a passenger’s station. The inhabitants of this village are principally engaged in agricultural pursuits. The church, dedicated to St. Margaret, is a small edifice, in the decorated style of English architecture; the benefice is a discharged vicarage, in the patronage of the chancellor of Chichester cathedral. There are places of worship for baptists and independents, the former has been established upwards of two centuries; the burial ground attached to it is remarkably neat, and invariably attracts the observation and admiration of the stranger. A national school has lately been erected in the village, and there is a book society of thirty years’ standing. A market was formerly held here, which has long ceased to be attended; but there are two fairs tolerably well frequented – on on the 5th of April for sheep, and 12th of October for pleasure and pedlery. The parish contained, in 1831, 917 inhabitants.

POST OFFICE, Mary Redman, Post Mistress. – Letters from LEWES arrive every morning at ten, and are despatched every afternoon at four.

Atkins Rev. John, Aldbourne
Boddington Mr. Robert (surgeon), Ditchelling
Borrer Mrs. -, Ditchelling
Borrer John, esq. Ditchelling
Brown Mrs. -, Bolney lodge
Bull Thos. Friend, esq. Ditchelling
Campion William, esq. Danny
Chatfield Mrs. Ann, Ditchelling
Courthorpe Rev. Wm. Westmeston
Fitzhughes Rev. -, Street place
Goring Rev. Charles, Twineham
Grimes Rev. Thomas, Ditchelling
Helwood Col. -, Clayton
Roberts Mrs. -, Ditchelling
Tanner Rd. esq. Morehouse, Wivelsfield
Thomason Admiral -, Middleton
Thompson Hon. Mrs. -, Alldbourne
Turner John, esq. Old Lane
Turner Mrs. Mary, Ditchelling
Turner the Misses, Ditchelling
Vincent Rev. Wm. Bolney
Vincent Rev. Wm. St. Andew’s Bolney
Weeks Frederick, esq, Aldbourne

Bull, William Hubbard
Castle, William Johnson, Bolney
Eight Bells, William Walder, Bolney
Race Horse, John Bicknell, Bolney
White Horse, Thomas Illman

Andrews Stephen, blacksmith
Arnold Thos. grocer & draper,Bolney
Beard Joseph Roots, miller
Bowers Mary, library
Burt John, boot and shoe maker
Butcher John, bricklayer and builder
Chester Thomas, saddler
Comber Thomas, saddler & harness maker
Danton John, boot maker, Bolney
Davey Thomas, carpenter
Edwards Henry, carpenter, Westmeston
Elliott William, boot maker
Giles Widow, baker
Kensett Jesse, builder and auctioneer
Knight Daniel, grocer and draper
Leppard Henry, miller, Bolney
Lindfield -, butcher
Mitchell John, wheelwright
Muddler Charles, cooper
Packham Robert, shoemaker, Clayton
Parsons Mrs. baker
Parsons John, boot maker
Redman Mrs. grocer and draper
Rowland Peter, maltster & seedsman
Simmons George, grocer, Twineham
Simmons Henry, carpenter, Twineham
Sinnock Thomas, boot maker
Tester Thomas, tailor
Toft George, bricklayer
Turner Edward, grocer and draper
Wood Charles, butcher
Wood William, blacksmith

To LONDON, Coaches pass through, calling at the Bull, every morning at half-past ten; go thro’ Lindfield & Godstone.
To BRIGHTON, a Coach, every afternoon at four.

To LONDON, the Blue Van and a Waggon, daily (Sunday excepted) – and William Taylor, every Monday and Friday.


Transcribed by Mark Collins; Transcription © Mark Collins

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