Kelly's Directory 1909, Yapton, West Sussex

Yapton is a parish, 2 miles south-west from Ford Junction station on the Brighton & Portsmouth line of the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway and 4 miles south-west of Arundel, in the south-western division of the county, Avisford hundred, Arundel rape, petty sessionaldivision and county court district, Westhampnett union, rural deanery of Arundel (first division) and archdeaconry and diocese of Chichester. The Arundel & Portsmouth Canal pases through the parish, but is now disused. The church of St Mary is an edifice of stone in the Early English style, and has a tower containing 4 bells; a fine organ was provided in 1901 and the chancel restored in 1902; there are 250 sittings. The register dates from the year 1548. The living is a vicarage, with the rectory of Ford annexed, joint net income £258, with 20 acres of glebe, and residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Chichester, and held since 1900 by the Rev. Henry Wynne M.A. of Christ’s College, Cambridge. Here is a small Congregational chapel. Stephen Roe esq. of London, in 1766, besides endowing a Free School as below, directed that a certain share of his gift, now amounting to £14 16s 4d should be for distribution. F. Freeman-Thomas esq. M.P. of Batton, is lord of the manor. W.A. Hounsom esq. of 41 New Church Road, Brighton, is the principal landowner. The soil is rich mould; subsoil, light clay. The chief crops are wheat & oats. The area is 1,791 acres; rateable value £5,623; the population in 1901 was 738.

By the “Divided Parishes Act, 1882,” Ford’s Lane and North End, containing 6 houses and a population of 37, has been transferred from Walberton to this parish.

Bilsham is a tithing 1 mile south

Parish Clerk, Alfred Bishop

Post, M. O.& T. Office, - James Diggance, sub-postmaster. Letters through Arundel arrive at 7.15am & 1 & (to callers only) 5pm; dispatched at 9.50am & 1.25 & 5.45pm; Sundays 10.10am

Wall Letter Boxes, near vicarage, cleared 9.20am & 1.35 & 6pm; Sundays 10.25am; Bilsham cleared 9.20am & 5.30pm; Sundays 10.50am

Free School (mixed), for 160 children; average attendance 152; endowed in 1766 by Stepehn Roe esq. with a portion of a sum of £1,334 15s 2d in Consols, the remnant now allotted to the school being £18 10s 8d yearly; a new infants school was built in 1898, & there is a masters house; John Horne, master; Miss Eliza Horne, infants mistress; Miss Sarah Holkham, assistant.

Private Residents
(Marked thus * receive letters through Barnham)
Allen Misses, Grove Lodge
Barns Mrs, Westcott
Brickwood George, Yew Tree House
Collins Algernon Boniface, Hawthorn Lodge
*Cranks William John, Lowlands
Firminger Joseph, Bilsham House
Fletcher Sidney J. B. Berea Court
Gallon Miss, The Nest
Gibson Archibald H. Burndell House
Holkham James, Bankside
Hounson William A. West Villas
Housley Samuel John, Hobbs Farm
*Kidner Francis, Haliford
McCoombe William Fry, Myrtle Cottage
*Robinson Joseph John, Elvet
Sedgley Mrs Hazel Cottage
Sparks John, Sunnyside
Sparks Miss, Church House
Steer Miss, West Villas
Stewart Miss, Wyresdale
Tonkin Rev. Benjamin (Congregational), The Manse
Wareham Mrs, Fern Dale
Wild Everard, Park Lodge
Wynne Rev. Henry M.A. Vicarage

Baker William, butcher
Barnes Eliza (Mrs), dressmaker
Bartley William, baker
Batchelor Harry, coal merchant
Boniface Annie (Miss), dressmaker
Boxall John R., farmer, Stakers Farm
Caiger Edmund, beer retailer
Chandler George, grocer, Bilsham
Collins Algernon Boniface M.R.C.S.Eng., L.R.C.P.Lond. physician & surgeon, medical officer & public vaccinator, Yapton district, Westhampnett Union, Hawthorn Lodge
Collins William, grocer & beer retailer
Cunningham Patrick Douglar, butcher, The Homestead
Diggance James, shopkeeper & post office
Farr Eliza (Mrs), Shoulder of Mutton & Cucumber P.H
Forder James, painter
Geall William Henry, baker
Geatrell Edward, boot repairer
Harrison George, farmer
Harrison Walter, farmer
Hotston Frederick, beer retailer
Lannder Archibald, boot repairer
Light George, greengrocer
Loveys Walter, farmer
Maslin William, jobbing gardener
Riddle Frederick J., insurance agent
Sparks George T. & Sarah E., farmers
Sparks John, agricultural machine proprietor
Sparks Robert W., nurseryman
Stubbington William, beer retailer
Walling Adelaide (Mrs), harness maker
Warren William R., wheelwright
White Charles G., builder
Whittington Charles, blacksmith
Wilson James, dairy farmer

21 Aug 2006

Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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