Kelly's Directory 1882, Eastdean (near Chichester), West Sussex

Eastdean (near Chichester) is a parish in the Western division of the county, hundred of Westbourne and Singleton, rape and county court district of Chichester, Westhampnett union, rural deanery of Boxgrove (div 1) and archdeaconry and diocese of Chichester, 7 mile north from Chichester, 8 north from Midhurst and about 2 ½ miles from Singleton station on the Midhurst and Chichester branch of the London, Brighton and South-Coast Railway. It takes its name from its position in a “dene” or wooded valley of the South Downs. King Edward I. visited this place on Wednesday, 19th May, 1294, in the progress of his journey through Sussex. The church (name unknown) is an ancient cruciform structure, in the Early English style and consists of nave, chancel and transepts and was thoroughly repaired in 1876. The register dates from the year 1751. The living is a vicarage, gross early value £120, with residence, in the gift of and held since 1850 by the Rev. Henry Cogan, M.A. of St. John’s College, Cambridge, who is also rector of Upper Waltham. The Duke of Richmond is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The soil is chalky; subsoil chalk. The chief crops are wheat, barley and oats. The area is 4,647 acres; rateable value £1,694; the population in 1881, was 343.

Parish Clerk, Henry Hopkins

Pillar Letter Box cleared week days, 6.15pm; Sundays, 10.55am. Letters through Chichester. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Singleton.

Parochial School (boys & girls), erected in 1840 for 90 children, average attendance 70; Miss Rebecca Gornall, mistress

Cogan Rev. Henry M.A. Vicarage
Armour Robert, farmer
Atkins George Stephen, farmer, Manor Farm
Austin Charles, blacksmith
Hard James, farmer
Hopkins Henry, carpenter
Kilham William, carpenter
Miles William, grocer
Newman Arthur Thomas, farmer, Selhurst Park Farm
Steer James, “Star & Garter”
Turner Goerge, boot maker

21 Feb 2007

Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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