Post Office Directory 1851, Washington, West Sussex

Washington is a pleasant village and parish, 4 ½ miles north-east of Steyning, and 7 north from Worthing, in Steyning hundred, rape of Bramber, Thakeham union, containing 3,162 acres, and a population, in 1841, of 880. The benefice is a vicarage, in the patronage of Magdalen College, Oxford, and incumbency of the Rev. T. N. Blagden, R.D., value about £650 per annum. The soil chiefly belongs to Major C. F. Sandham, the Duke of Norfolk, Sir Harry Dent Goring, Bart., and the Rev. John Goring. The glebe land consists of 13 acres, assessed to the Income Tax at £3,349. Rowdell House, the seat and property of Major C. F. Sandham, and Highden, a seat belonging to Sir H. D. Goring, Bart., are both pleasant mansions, situated upon high ground, commanding extensive and beautiful prospects over the surrounding country.

Letters arrive, via Hurstpierpoint, at 7.30am; dispatched at 6.30pm.

Blagden Rev. Thomas Nixon, B.D., Vicarage
Chatfield Mrs. Rock House
Chester Charles Montagu, Esq. Church House
Goring Sir Harry Dent, bart. Highden
Hodges William
Sandham Major Charles Freeman, Rowdell House

Ansell Thomas, farmer, Lower Chancton
Barnard Thomas, farmer, Clayton Farm
Botting Charles, farmer, Upper Chancton
Bowley Henry, farmer
Bristow John, farmer, Broadbridge
Churchill Henry, bricklayer
Comper Henry, farmer, Church Farm
Cripps Benjamin, grocer & draper
Cripps James, butcher
Ede John, blacksmith
Floate Henry, farmer, Sandhill Farm
Floate Thomas, lime burner
Goatcher Richard, nurseryman
Haines George, butcher
Haslett George, boot maker
Hickox John, relieving office & registrar of births, deaths & marriages for Thakeham union
Hickox Robert, boys’ day school
Jenner William, beer retailer
Lilliot John, nurseryman
Macklin John, boot maker
Michell Edward, miller & farmer
Morgan James, grocer
Page Charles, farmer, Whiteland Farm
Potten Raymond, wheelwright
Sheppard Charles, wheelwright
Suter William, farmer, Green Farm
Terry Miss Elizabeth, National School
Thorns James, grocer
Tupper Henry, farmer, North Farm
Wallace George, “Frankland Arms”, timber merchant, post office & receiving house
Welling George, “Swan”
Wells Mrs Elizabeth, blacksmith & “Red Lion”
Wells Peter, bricklayer


Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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