Kelly's Directory 1911, Edburton, West Sussex

Edburton (anciently Eadburga’s Town) is a parish 4 miles east of Bramber station on the Horsham and Shoreham section of the London, Brighton & South Coast railway, 10 miles north-west of Brighton and 53 from London, in the mid division of the county, hundred of Atherington and Poynings, rape of Bramber, union and petty sessional division of Steyning, county court district of Brighton and in the rural deanery of Hurst, archdeaconry of Lewes and diocese of Chichester. The church of St Andrew is of flint and stone, in the Early English style, and has a tower containing 3 bells; nine of the windows are stained; the font is of lead, and dates from 1180; the church was restored in 1878, at a cost of £1,573, and has 225 sittings. The register dates from the year 1559. The living is a rectory, net yearly value £225, with residence, in the gift of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and held since 1900 by the Rev. John Joseph Priestly. Lord Leaconfield, who is lord of the manor, and the Crown are the principal landowners. The soil is green sand, clay and part gravel; subsoil, chalk and clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats & potatoes. The area is 1,094 acres; rateable value, £555; the population in 1901 was 134 in the civil and 348 in the ecclesiastical parish

Fulking formerly a hamlet in this parish, has, under the provisions of the “Local Government Act, 1894” been formed into a civil parish in 1894

Letters through Hassocks. Upper Beeding is the nearest telegraph office. Poynings is the nearest money order office, 2 miles distant

Wall Letter Box, near the church, cleared at 11.30am & 6.40pm week days only

Public Elementary School (mixed), rebuilt in 1873, enlarged 1883, for 75 children; average attendance, 48; Miss Mabel Hudson, mistress

Priestly Rev. John Joseph, Rectory
Jennings Alfred, blacksmith
Page Walter & E., farmers, Aburton Farm
Strivens Harry, farmer, Truleigh

05 Sep 2006

Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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