Post Office Directory 1851, Lancing, West Sussex

Lancing is a pleasant parish, 2 miles west of Shoreham, and 2 north-east from Worthing, in Brightford hundred, rape of Bramber. Its area is 2,524 acres; the population, in 1841, was 781. Income Tax assessment £4,880. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chichester, value £151 per annum, in the patronage of the Bishop of Lincoln, and incumbency of the Rev. F. Watson, M.A. The church is a neat structure, in the early English style of architecture. The parish is bounded on the east by the river Adur and Shoreham harbour, and on the south by the English Channel. Lancing House, the seat of Lady Lloyd ( to whom the chief portion of the soil belongs), is at Upper Lancing. Here is a National School. Lancing has become a bathing-place on account of its proximity to the sea. The South Coast railway passes through the parish, and has a station at Lower Lancing.

Allin Thomas Stanbridge
Forbes Captain Henry, R.N.
Lloyd Lady, Lancing House
Penfold Miss
Sich Mrs
Steel Mrs
Streater James
Tandy Charles
Tindale Miss
Watson Rev. Fisher, M.A. Vicarage

Allin George, grocer, & post office receiving house
Barnett John, farmer
Bennett Richard, market gardener
Blaker James, carpenter
Blaker Hannah, carpenter
Botting Henry, farmer, Old Salts farm
Bushby Charles, farmer
Bushby George, miller & market gardener
Bushby Thomas, farmer, Church farm
Cooper William Jones, grocer & baker
Dabbs William, brewer
Davison Lieut. James, R.N. Coast Guard station
Duke Hugh Penfold, farmer
Grover Stephen, market gardener
Hampton Mrs. Ellen, National School
Hampton Samuel, boot maker
Heather Francis, tailor
Kidd James, maltster
Martin Robert, bricklayer
Penfold James, farmer, New Salts farm
Peskett James, “Sussex Pad Inn”
Piper Like, farmer
Robinson Reuben, beer retailer
Shape John, blacksmith
Steel John, boot maker & parish clerk
Stone William, beer retailer
Streather William, farmer
Stringer John & Sidney, market gardeners
Stringer Seth, market gardener
Stringer Stephen, coal merchant & market gardener
Walls John, market gardener
Walthew Miss Emily, ladies boarding & day school
Whittle William, “Horse Shoes Inn”
Wright Robert boarding school
Young George, market gardener

Letters received through Shoreham at 7.30am; dispatched at 7pm.


Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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