Kelly's Directory 1899, North Mundham, West Sussex

North Mundham is a pleasant village and parish 2 miles south-east from Chichester station on the L.B.&S.C. railway, 63 from London, in the South Western division of the county, Box and Stockbridge hundred, Chichester rape, petty sessional division and county court district, Westhampnett union, diocese and archdeaconry of Chichester, and rural deanery of Arundel (second division). The Arundel and Portsmouth Canal passes through the parish, but this portion is not in use. The church of St Stephen, is of stone, chiefly in the Early English style, and has a tower of Perpendicular work containing 3 bells; the church was restored in 1883 and a chancel added at a cost of £5,600; there are 250 sittings, 150 being free. The register dates from the year 1553. The living is a discharged vicarage, with the rectory of Hunston annexed, joint gross yearly value £300 with residence, in the gift of trustees, and held since 1882 by the Rev. John Charles Ballett Fletcher M.A. of St John’s College, Cambridge, and rural Dean of Arundel Div. 2. North Mundham House is the residence of Mrs Peachey and Runcton House of George E. Marsden esq. The principal landed proprietors are the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, the Dean & Chapter of Chichester, W.H.B.Fletcher esq. of Worthing, who is the lord of the manor, G.E.Marsden and Mr Godman, the trustees of the late Edmund Peachey esq. and Mrs Rugg. The soil is rich loam; subsoil gravel. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats & roots. The area is 1,882 acres of land and 10 of water; rateable value, £ ; the population in 1891 was 373.

Runcton, probably the “Rochintone” of Domesday, 1 mile west, formed part of the possessions of Bruton Priory, Somerset.

Fisher, 1 mile south, & Brimfast, 2 miles south are hamlets of this parish.

Sexton, Henry Horner

South Mundham, a mile and a quarter south-east formerly a hamlet of Pagham, has been transferred to this parish for both ecclesiastical and civil purposes. South Mundham House is the residence of Mr Stuart Herrington.

Post Office - Thomas Piercy, receiver. Letters from Chichester arrive at 7am; dispatched at 6.30pm on week days, and at 11.30am on Sunday. Chichester is the nearest money order and telegraph office, 3 miles distant.

Wall Letter Box, South Mundham, cleared at 6pm., week days only.

Wall Letter Box, Runcton, cleared 6pm; Sundays 11am

A School Board of 5 members was formed for the united district of Mundham, Hunston & Marston in 1st October 1874; Rev. J. C. B. Fletcher M.A. chairman & clerk to the board; Clement heath, Rumboldswhyke, attendance officer

Board School (mixed) for the 3 parishes was opened in February 1876, for 120 children has an average attendance of 88; Ernest J. Elliott, master

Infants School, opened in 1897 for 65 children; average attendance, 45; Miss E. L. Brown, mistress

Carrier to Chichester - L. M. Cobden, wed. & sat.

Bartlett George, Oakleigh
Fletcher Rev. John Charles Ballett M.A. (vicar & rural dean of Arundel, Div. 2.), Vicarage
Harrison Frank Waterer, The Cottage, Runcton
Harrison John Redford, Bowley Farm, South Mundham
Harvey Edward Montague Chevallier, Manor House, South Mundham
Herbert Montague, Elm cottage, South Mundham
Herington Stuart, South Mundham House
Marsden George E., Runcton house
Peachey Mrs. North Mundham house
Waters Mrs. The Laurels, Runcton

Baxter Ellen (Mrs), farmer, Runcton
Chitty Henry William, farmer
Cobden L. M., market gardener & carrier
Denyer Stephen, grazier, Leythorn
Etherton Charles, blacksmith, Runcton
Francis Louis Albert, Walnut Tree P.H.
Groundsell Frederick James, builder, Runcton
Harrison Frank waterer, farmer, Runcton
Harrison John Redford, Bowley Farm, South Mundham
Herington Stuart, farmer, South Mundham
Hodson Bros. millers (wind), Runcton Mill; & at Hunston
Horner Samuel, beer retailer
Robinson James, Vinnetrow Farm, farm bailiff to Charles Drewitt esq. Drayton House, Oving
Piercey Thomas, carpenter, Post Office
Sparshott Frederick, farmer, Bow House, South Mundham
Strange Roger, farmer, Peckham’s Farm
Talbot Henry, farmer & shopkeeper, Fisher

10 Jan 2008

Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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