Post Office Directory 1851, North Chapel, West Sussex

North Chapel is a village in the union of Midhurst, rape of Arundel, and hundred of Rotherbridge, 6 miles north of Petworth, on the main road to London, upon a gentle declivity commanding a good view of the downs of surrey and Sussex. There are 2 almshouses, and a neat Sunday school room built and endowed by Colonel George Wyndham, at the expense and by the direction of the late Earl of Egremont. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, is a plain building, and has a very neat appearance, having at the west end a tower with a clock. The benefice is a rectory, value £284 per annum, in the patronage of Colonel Wyndham. The area is 3,854 acres, and the population 843. The Income Tax assessment, in 1842, was £2,388.

Post office - Mrs. Upperton, receiver. Letters arrive from Petworth by foot, at 8am; dispatched 5.30pm

Baker George, esq.
Witherby Rev. Robert

Baker john, “Greyhound”
Challen Charles, farmer
Challen Stephen, farmer
Clarke Mrs. Louisa, “Swan”
Luff Thomas, farmer
Newman John, farmer
Payne George, butcher
Payne Mrs. Rhoda, blacksmith
Peacock Henry, farmer
Pescott John, shopkeeper
Randell William, farmer
Stemp Edward, farmer
Taylor James, farmer
Taylor William, farmer
Wakeford Thomas, farmer
Wilkinson Mrs. Elizabeth, “Half Moon”


Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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