Post Office Directory 1851, Aldingbourne, West Sussex

Aldingbourne is a large parish 5 miles east of Chichester, in Box & Stockbridge Hundred, rape of Chichester, Westhampnett Union. Its area is 3,080 acres; population, in 1841, was 772. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Chichester and deanery of Boxgrove, in the patronage of the Dean of Chichester, value £350 per annum; the incumbent is the Rev. John Moss, for whom the Rev. J. Gorham officiates. The principal seat in this parish is Aldingbourne House, formerly the seat of Lady Molyneux Howard, but now the property and residence of Richard Hasler Esq. It is a handsome mansion, pleasantly situated, with extensive views, and the grounds laid out with great taste, and stands at an agreeable distance from the high road leading from Chichester to Arundel. Nyton Park is the seat of Charles Peckham Esq.; this place was formerly a grange, belonging to Boxgrove Priory, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth. Norton House, the property of C. Buckle esq., is also in this parish. There are 47 acres of glebe land. The Woodgate station, on the South-Coast & Brighton Railway, stands in this parish.

Lidsey & Westergate are hamlets

Letters received through Chichester

Private Residents
Cooper William
Gorham Rev. John
Halnes Alfred
Hasler Richard esq. Aldingbourne House
Joyce Thomas
Moss Rev. John
Peckham Charles Peckham, esq. Nyton Park
Pringle Capt. John William R.E. Norton House
Wheatcroft Samuel
Woolley Mrs

Baker Maurice, miller & baker
Bateman John, farmer, Westergate
Bayley James, farmer
Borrow Charles, carpenter
Borrow William, boot maker
Bridger, New Inn
Brown James, carpenter, Westergate
Brown William, grocer, Westergate
Burnard William, farmer, Norton Farm
Caiger Edmund, bricklayer
Collins George, farmer, Westergate
Collins Miss Jane, seminary
Collins William, farmer, Westergate
Cowdrey Thomas, grocer & baker, Norton
Ewens William, farmer
Fallick Silas, baker
Farenden Jonathan, boot maker
Hobgen John, farmer
Keates Mrs Sarah, farmer
Maidlow Jonathan, blacksmith
Randall Frank, farmer
Sadler Edmund, farmer
Sayers Mrs Jane “Prince of Wales” & farmer, Woodgate
Shephard Thomas, wheelwright
Shephard William, blacksmith
Southerton Thomas, shopkeeper
Trott john, farmer
Twogood William, nursery & seedsman
Walling & Chalwin, saddlers
Walling Richard Isaac, corn dealer


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