Pigot & Co Directory 1840 for Sussex ~ Henfield

IS a village and parish in the hundred of Tipnoak and rape of Bramber; about 44 miles S. from London, 11 S.S.W. from Brighton, 4 S. from Bramber, and nearly 6 S.S.E. from Steyning; pleasantly situated on the navigable river Adur, which passes to the west of the parish. It is not a place of trade or manufactures, nor does it contain anything of curiosity or interest sufficient to delay the tourist in his progress. Several respectable residences are in the vicinity of the village, and the country around it is replete with rural beauty. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is a small, neat edifice, in the later style of English architecture; the living is a vicarage, in the patronage of the see of Chichester; the Rev. G. Guy is the present vicar. Population, 1,515.

POST OFFICE, Mary Ann Cornford, Post Mistress. Letters from all parts arrive (by foot post from Steyning) every morning at half-past ten, and are despatched every afternoon at two

Beckett Mr. Thomas
Borrer William, esq.
Caudle Mr. Adolphus, surgeon
Dennett John L. W. esq.
Dunlop Rev. Charles, Vicarage
Hall Rev. George
Hall Nathaniel, esq.
Hedgcock Mrs. Elizabeth
Morgan Messrs. Chas. Nelson Smith and Frederick (surgeons)
Norton Mrs. Susan
Smith Lawrence Dennett, esq.
Watsford Mr. James
Wigney William, esq.
Williams William, esq.
Wood Mrs. Lucretia

Godley William (boarding and day)
NATIONAL SCHOOL, Wm. Godley, master; Cath. Penikett, mistress
Sowton Jonathan (boarding & day)

Bull, George Ludbitter
George, John Woolven
New Inn, William Keywood
Plough, Henry Martin
White Hart (and commercial), Ann Lloyd

Bailey James, watch maker
Bignell Stephen, tailor and draper
Botting Jonathan, miller
Brook Arthur, carpenter
Burtenshaw John, miller
Cain James, tailor
Cornford Mary Ann, shopkeeper
Funnell Jas. grocer & cheesemonger
Gregory Percy, agent to the County fire office
Harding Charles, druggist
Harmes John, grocer, &c.
Harwood Nathan, grocer & draper
Hickox John, linen draper
Hider John, smith
Holden John, glover
Hughes Henry, malster and coal merchant
Kennard Edward, baker
King John, gardener
Lashmar Richard, watch maker
Longley Geo. linen & woollen draper
Martin Charles, carpenter
Martin Jno. wheelwright & carpenter
Mason William, painter, plumber, &c.
Morley Richard, saddler
Morris Charles, boot & shoe maker
Morris George, boot & shoe maker
Nye John, painter, plumber, &c.
Patching James, grocer & brewer
Pattenden Elizabeth, butcher
Penikett John, hair dresser
Slarks George, post master
Stevens Robert, miller
Trower Greenfield, smith
Tyrrell Samuel, registrar of births, &c. for the Steyning union
Vinall George, bricklayer
Vinall Philip, seedsman
Vinall William, tailor
Ward George, bricklayer
Ward Peter, gunsmith
Ward William, carpenter
Wisden William, tanner
Yeates Stephen, shoe maker

To and from LONDON, BRIGHTON, OXFORD and WINDSOR, pass through, some daily and some three times a week, calling at the White Hart.

To LONDON, Edward Duke, every Monday morning at nine.
To BRIGHTON, William Rich, every Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
To LEWES, Thos. Tidy, every Tuesday.


Transcribed by Mark Collins; Transcription Mark Collins

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