Post Office Directory 1851, Slinfold, West Sussex

Slinfold is a village and parish, 39 miles from London, and 4 miles west of Horsham, in West and East Easwrith hundred, rapes of Arundel and Bramber, with 4,230 acres, and a population of 691, assessed to the Income Tax at £3,519. The benefice is a vicarage and rectory united, value £472 per annum, and in the patronage of the Bishop of Chichester; the Rev. Frederick Vincent, M.A. is the incumbent. The church is very old, and partly built of wood; it has 4 bells and a small organ. Here has been erected a very neat National School for boys and girls. It is on the high road to Arundel.

Post Office – Mrs Sarah Holden, postmistress. Letters through Horsham; delivered at 9am dispatched at 5.30pm; on Mondays, delivered at 2.30pm & dispatched at 6pm.

Insurance Agent – County Fire & Provident Life – Thomas Sturt.

Briggs John, esq.
Bunny Edward Bruce, esq. (magistrate), Lodge
Commerell John William Augustus, esq. (magistrate), Strood
Hawes Sidney, esq.
Vincent Rev. Frederick, M.A. (vicar), Vicarage

Andrew John, farmer
Baker Simon, bricklayer
Briggs John, farmer, Hill farm
Child Thomas, timber & coal merchant & farmer
Farley Isaac, carpenter
Grinsted James, farmer
Holden David, shopkeeper & smith
Holden Edward, farmer
Holden Mrs Sarah, “King’s Head” & post office
Joyce Richard, shoemaker
Knight James, butcher
Knight Mrs Mary, farmer
Mills John, tailor
Parkhurst Henry, wheelwright
Reed Henry, farmer
Sharp William & George, farmers & millers
Stanford Michael, farmer
Stanford William, farmer, Sheal farm
Strudwick William, parish clerk
Sturt Thomas, grocer & farmer


Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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