Kelly's Directory 1911, Durrington, West Sussex

Durrington is a parish 2 miles north-west from Worthing, in the mid division of the county, East Preston union, Worthing petty sessional division and county court district & hundred of Brightford, rural deanery of Storrington (4th division), and archdeaconry & diocese of Chichester. The old church is a ruin, but adjoining it is a temporary iron church, erected 1890, and served by the rector of West Tarring. The register dates from the year 1623, but since 1792 entries for baptisms & burials have been made in the registers of West Tarring, where also marriages have be solemnized since 1752, The living is a vicarage, annexed to the rectory of West Tarring, joint net yearly value £259, with residence, in the gift of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and held since 1898 by the Rev. Charles Lee, of St Bees, who resides at West Tarring. Offington is the seat of Julian Charles Gaisford esq. J.P. The principal landowners are the Duke of Norfolk K.G. Col. Sir Alfred P. F. C. Somerset K.C.B. of Castle Goring, Lieut-Col. William George Margesson, of Findon Place, and Col. Arthur Henty V.D. of Chestham Park, Henfield. The soil is light; sub-soil, chalk. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats, turnips & mangel-wurzel. The area is 900 acres; rateable value, £6,258; and the population in 1901 was 257.

Post Office – Charles J. Mills, sub-postmaster. Letters through Worthing arrive at 7.20am & 1.30pm; dispatched at 11.35am & 6.30 & 7.30pm; Sundays, arrive at 7.20am; dispatched, 11.25am. West Tarring is the nearest money order office & Tarring Crossing is the nearest telegraph office.
Wall letter box, Coate, cleared 11.30am & 6.25pm; Sundays, 11.20am

Public Elementary Council School (mixed & infants), built in 1909, for 160 children, average attendance, 110; L. Boorer, master

Salvington formerly a hamlet of West Tarring has been transferred to this parish under the “Local Government Board’s Provisional Orders Confirmation (No. 7) Act, 1902” and was the birthplace, 16th December 1584, of John Selden. The house wherein Seldon was born is a small cottage known as “Lacies” still bearing on its lintel the inscription:- “Gratvs Honeste Mih’ No’ Clavdar Inito Sedeqe Fvr Abeas No’ Sy’ Facta Solvta Tibi”

The entry of Seldon’s baptism is thus registered :- “1584 John the sonne of John Seldon, the minstrel, was baptised the 20th day of December”

The area is 660 acres; population, 203; part of Broadwater is also added to this parish by the above order.

Post Office Salvington – William Holden, sub-postmaster. Letters from Worthing arrive at 6.20am & 1.50 & 7.25pm; dispatched at 11.35am & 6.35pm; Sundays arrive at 6.20am; dispatched at 11.30am. West Tarring, 1 mile distant is the nearest money order & Tarring Crossing is the nearest telegraph office.

Durrington Private Residents
Betteridge Mrs. Elmhurst
Booth Miss, Greenstede
Fawkes Francis Hamley, Downlands
Gardiner Walter James
Greppo Mrs. Manor House
Jackson Alfred Charles, The Nest
Martin Walter, 1 Franklin Road
Newnham James, Holly Grove
Overington Horace, Durrington House
Rice William James Hammond, Purley
Trapp Miss M. Little Castle
Tunstell William Thomas, 2 Franklin Road
Webb Mrs. Thornberry
Wisden Mrs. The Warren

Arnold George Sargent, Lamb Inn
Blisset Thomas, fruit grower
Bursnall William Henry, saddler, harness, boot & shoe maker
Burt F. L. fruit grower
Cave Robert M. fruit grower
Church George, butcher
Coote & Sons, bakers & corn dealers
Cotching & Matthews, fruit growers
Darker & homes Misses, refreshment rooms, The Mill
Douglas Bros. fruit growers, Rock Terrace
Douglas Clare Henry, fruit grower, Fern Bank
Durrington Brick Co. Ltd.
Helsdon Jane (Miss), insurance agent, Durrington Lane
Leggatt Luke, market gardener
Linberry Leonard, farmer
Mathews Harold, fruit grower, see Cotching & Mathews
Mathews John Kenneth, fruit grower, Seaview Nursery
Mills Charles James, grocer, post office
Mills William, farmer, Coate
Mitchell Edward, apartments, Sunny Side
Neal John jun. poultry farmer, Alleyn Farm
Overington Alfred, blacksmith
Saunders Henry Capel, fruit grower
Saunders William Nathaniel, fruit grower, Red Cedars
Symons Alfred, farmer, Hamleigh
Taylor Brothers, fruit growers
Thompson Henry, shopkeeper
Thorpe Harold, fruit grower, Glencoe
Tweed Herbert Edgar, wheelwright
Wetherall John, farmer, Greenstede
Willard George, North Starr Inn
Wilton Zoe (Miss), fruit grower
Worsley Frederick Charles, refreshment rooms
Worthing Municipal Isolation Hospital (R.H.Wilshaw M.B., Ch.B. medical officer; Miss R.A.Hall, matron), Swandean
Wyatt James Henry, refreshment rooms

Bartleet Reginald William, Homestead
Bromfield Miss, Causton
Dutton Frederick, Breinton
Hall George, Lashburn Cottage
McDonald Mrs. Ayston
Ottley John (staff surgeon R.N. retired), Hill View
Paige Mrs F. A. Glengarriff
Willicombe Mrs. White Hall
Wisden Patrick, Salvington Lodge

Charman Louisa (Mrs), laundress
Dorey Charles, fruit grower
Holden William, grocer & baker, post office
Lephard Percy E. farmer
Lewis Edward, farm bailiff to P. Lephard esq. East Villa
Lord James, fruit grower
Mills Edward & John, fruit growers, Salvington vineries
Ottley Staff-Surgeon John R.N., L.R.C.P., L.R.C.S., Cert. Lond. School of Tropical Medicine by Exam., physician & surgeon, Hill View
Sandham Sl. John Seldon Arms P.H.
Taylor Alic B. & William, florists

21 Nov 2006

Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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