Kelly's Directory 1899, Donnington, West Sussex

Donnington is a village and parish, 2 miles south from Chichester, in the Western division of the county, Box & Stockbridge hundred, Chichester county court district and rape, Westhampnett union, rural deanery of Boxgrove, third division, and archdeaconry & diocese of Chichester. The Arundel and Portsmouth Canal passes close to the village. The church, of the Holy Trinity, is an ancient structure, erected about 1220, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel and nave, with a tower containing 3 bells; it has some stained windows; it was restored in 1847 and affords 120 sittings.. The register dates from the year 1559. The living is a vicarage, gross yearly value 180, with residence and 15 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor and held since 1897 by the Rev. Frederick William Greenhow M.A. and L.Th. Of Durham University. George Alexander Gale esq. of Horndean, Emsworth, is lord of the manor and owner of the land. The soil is loam; subsoil clay and gravel. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats & turnips. The area is 1,038 acres; rateable value ; and the population, in 1891 was 191.

By an Order of the West Sussex County Council dated November 29th, 1895, and confirmed by Local Government Board Order, February 6th, 1896, that portion of St Pancras parish outside the municipal area of Chichester was added to Donnington.

Parish Clerk, George Wilkins

Letters through Chichester, which is the nearest money order & telegraph office, arrive at 6.30am

National School (mixed), built in 1860, for 70 children; average attendance, 50; Miss Agnes Jane Fraser, mistress

Wall Letter Box cleared at 6.55pm; Sunday 12.20am


Greenhow Rev. Frederick William M.A., L.Th. Vicarage
Hartewell William, Ashby Cottage
Humphry Gilbert William, North End House


Davis Godfrey, blacksmith
Grigg Fras. Jn. Carpenter & wheelwright
Harris Alfred Hellyer, farmer, South End House
Harris William, farmer, Hardings Far,
Rudwick William Francis, farmer, Church farm
Shawyer Levi, beer retailer

10 Jan 2008

Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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