Post Office Directory 1851, Lodsworth, West Sussex

Lodsworth is a parish and liberty, rape of Chichester, hundred of Easebourne, situated halfway between Midhurst & Petworth, ½ mile to the north of the main road; 3 ½ miles from each of these towns. The village consists of an irregular street, containing about 50 houses. The area of the parish is !,806 acres; rateable value, £1,675 5s. 6d. The benefice is a perpetual curacy, value £75 per annum; the incumbent is the Rev. Leopold S. Clarke.

Post Office - Richard Gill, receiver. Letters received from Petworth 8am; dispatched 6.30pm

Clarke Rev. Leopold S.
Dennett Mullens, esq.
James Henry, esq. Blackdown
Kinshott Mrs

Archer Richard, wheelwright
Boxall Stephen, timber dealer
Capron John, maltster
Child James, shopkeeper
Clarke James, farmer
Dearling Thomas, farmer
Elliott Thomas, farmer
Gill Richard, “Hollist’s Arms”
Grinsted Benjamin, farmer
Hills Charles, farmer
Kinght William, farmer
Marshall Henry, carpenter
Penfold Peter, rope maker
Pescod Richard, shopkeeper
Puttock Thomas, miller
Reading John, “George & Dragon,” & butcher
Stenning John, wheelwright
Tribe Henry, blacksmith
Tribe John, “Tree Horse Shoes”


Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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