STORRINGTON is a small market town in the parish of its name, hundred of Easwrith and rape of Arundel; 50 miles S.S.W. from London, 8˝ N.E. from Arundel, 4 S. from Pulborough, and 10 S.E. from Petworth; situated on the road from the last named town to Brighton. It is a place of considerable antiquity, and consists of one long street with another diverging from the centre. There is but little trade attached to the town, and that which it does possess is chiefly of a domestic nature, assisted by the market, which is rather a large one, for corn. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is a handsome stone structure, with a square tower, rebuilt, except the chancel, since 1731, in which year the old steeple of wood was partly consumed by lightening, and being imperfectly repaired, suddenly fell down, and carried with it the principal part of the church. The benefice is a rectory, in the patronage of the Duke of Norfolk, and present incumbency of the Rev. William Bradford. The market, formerly on Wednesday, is now held on Tuesday. Fairs, May 12th and November 11th. The parish contained, at the census for 1831, 916 inhabitants.
About three miles from Storrington, in the hundred of West Grinstead and rape of Bramber, is the small village and parish of ASHINGTON, situated on the road from London to Worthing; it contains little or nothing worthy of particular notice. The church is dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul, and the living is a rectory, in the patronage of the Rev. R. Clough, and others. The population of the parish, in 1831, was 285.
One mile south of Ashington, is the village of WASHINGTON, in the parish of its name, hundred of Steyning, and rape of Bramber. The church, is an ancient small structure, in the early style of English architecture; the living is a discharged vicarage in the presentation of Magdalene college, Oxford. Population, in 1831, 793.
POST OFFICE, STORRINGTON, Thomas Battock, Post Master. – Letters from all parts arrive (from PETWORTH) every morning at half–past eight, and are despatched every afternoon at five.
The names without address are in STORRINGTON
GENTRY & CLERGY.
Bradford, Rev. William, A. M. Rectory, Storrington
Gibson George John, esq. Sandgate lodge
Goring Harry Dent, esq. M. P. Highden
Hunt Mrs. Catherine, Storrington
King the Hon. George, Storrington
Sandham Major, Rowdell cottage
Badcock John, master of free school
Dennett Thomas Philp, surgeon
Hughes Misses, boarding academy
Mant & Lear, attorneys
Anchor, Elizabeth Scutt
Crown, William Hammond
Frankland Arms, George Wallace, Washington
Half Moon, John Venn
White Horse, John Lee
SHOPKEEPERS, TRADERS, &c.
Battock John, parish clerk
Braby Edward, shoemaker
Brigden William, sadler
Bull Benjamin, veterinary surgeon
Butcher Isaac, buthcher, Washington
Challen Charles, auctioneer and wine and spirit merchant
Challen Thomas, carpenter
Churchell Thomas, shoemaker
Churchill Edward, tailor
Constable James, grocer and draper
Crowhurst Robert, baker
Duke George, blacksmith
Etherton John, smith
Floate Allen Elmes, grocer & draper
Floate Thomas, lime burner, corn dealer, &c. Washington
Floate Walter, butcher
Gilbert Thomas, maltster
Greenfield George, grocer, draper & agent to the County fire office
Greenfield Sarah, grocer & draper
Hammond John, plumber, &c.
Heath William, corn dealer & miller
Herrington Eli, baker & shopkeeper
Herrington James, broker
Hetherington John, blacksmith
Hughes Rachel, fellmonger
Hughes Richard Figg, tailor
King Maurice, carrier
Knight William, carpenter
Langley Harriet, milliner
Lefford William, baker
Linfield William, butcher
March John, wheelwright
Marshall William Henry, baker
Puttock James, carrier
Realff James, shoemaker
Rimell Daniel, tailor
Skinner John, bricklayer
Standford, James, shoemaker
Stedman James, watch maker
Turner Henry, bricklayer
Wadlow Charles, miller
To BRIGHTON, a Coach (from Midhurst) calls at the White Horse, Storrington, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at half-past twelve.
To MIDHURST, a Coach (from Brighton) calls at the White Horse, every Monday, Wednesday & Friday noon at half-pas 12
For Passengers and Goods.
To BRIGHTON, a Van (from Petworth), every Monday and Friday.
To PETWORTH, a Van (from Brighton) every Tuesday and Saturday.
To LONDON, James Puttock, every Monday morning.
To BRIGHTON, Maurice King, every Friday.
To GUILDFORD, Maurice King, every Tuesday.
Transcribed by Mark Collins; Transcription © Mark Collins