Kelly's Directory 1911, Warnham, West Sussex

Warnham is a village and a parish on the road from Horsham to Dorking, with station about 1 mile east, on the Horsham & Dorking branch of the L.B.&S.C. railway, 33 miles from London by road & 3 miles north from Horsham, in the north-western division of the county, Singlecross hundred, rape of Bramber, Horsham petty sessional division, union & county court district, rural deanery of Storrington (2nd division) and archdeaconry & diocese of Chichester. The village is somewhat extensive and consists principally of 2 long narrow streets; the parish extends to the Surrey border. The church of St Margaret is an ancient edifice of stone in the Early English style, and has a tower containing a clock with chimes and 8 bells; there are monuments with effigies to the Caryll family, and 8 stained windows; the church was enlarged and repaired in 1847-8, and the churchyard enlarged in 1875; in 1885-6 the church was rebuilt at a cost of £9,000; there are 400 sittings, one half being free. The register dates from the year 1558. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £290 with 6 acres of glebe and residence in the gift of Charles James Lucas esq. J.P. and held since 1882 by the Rev. Richard Bowcott M.A. of Jesus College, Oxford, and rural dean of Storrington (Div. 2). The vicarage house was built in 1872. There is a mission room belonging to the Plymouth Brethen. The village hall and club erected in 1893 by Sir Henry Harben, at a cost of £3,500 has an endowment of £5,500, and a library of 500 volumes. Warnham Court, the seat of Charles James Lucas esq. V.D., D.L., J.P. is a mansion of stone, erected in 1828, and surrounded by a well-timbered deer park. On the south-west side of the parish is Field Place, the residence o Lieut.-Gen. Sir Edward Hutton K.C.M.G., C.B. and the birthplace (4th August 1792) of Percy Bysshe Shelley, the poet; here he spent much of his early life, and on Warnham pond, a wide sheet of water, he used to amuse his boyish days with a diminutive boat; this house is now the property of Capt. Sir John Courtown Edward Shelley bart. of Avington Park, Hants. Warnham Lodge, the residence of Sir Henry Harben D.L., J.P. stands in well wooded grounds of 50 acres. A water tower, 120 feet in height, with a reservoir holding 23,000 gallons, was erected by Sir Henry Harben in 1894. Westbrook is the residence of Mrs Baines. Mrs Wisden of Broadwater, is lady of the manors of Warnham & Den in Warnham. Evelyn Henry T. Broardwood esq. of Lyne, Mrs Farmer, Capt. Sir John Courtown E. Shelley bart. C.J. Lucas esq. D.L., J.P., G.N. Dicken esq. and Sir Henry Haben are the chief landowners. The soil is a heavy clay; subsoil, in some parts clay loam, in others stiff clay, including a good bed of clay which is used for making the best red bricks. The chief crops are wheat and oats. Area 4,932 acres of land & 28 of water; rateable value, £7,995; the population in 1901 was 1,075

Kingsfold, 2 miles north, and a portion of Broadbridge Heath, 1 mile south are in this parish. An iron mission room, with 120 sittings, was erected at Kingsfold in 1884, in which devine service is held every Sunday afternoon and Thursday evening.

Parish Clerk, William Charman

Post M. O. & T. Office – Frederick William Freeman, postmaster. Letters arrive from Horsham at 7 & 9.40am & 7.30pm; dispatched at 10.25am & 12.25, 6.55 & 8.10pm; Sundays arrive 7am; dispatched 11am
Wall letter box, Kingsfold, cleared at 10 & 11.35am & 6.20pm & 10am on Sundays
Wall letter box, Pound Corner, cleared at 10.10am & 12.25 & 6.40pm; Sundays 6.45am
Wall letter box, Railway station, cleared at 8am & 12.15 & 6.15pm; Sundays 10.50am

Police Station, Thomas Ketchell, constable in charge

Public Elementary School (mixed & infant), built in 1872 for 220 children; average attendance,220; Thomas Stroud, master; Miss Annie S. Baker, infants mistress

Railway Station, John Edward Moore, station master

Carrier to Horsham – Frederick Davey, sat only

(Marked thus * receive letters through Broadbridge Heath)

Private Residents
*Baines Mrs Westbrook
Bourdas Isaac, Byfleets
Bowcott Rev. Richard M.A. (vicar & rural dean), vicarage
Clarkson Ernest, Lower Chickens
Dalrymple Mrs Mayes
Davidson Col. Sir Arthur K.C.V.O., C.B. Red House
*Dicken G. N. Oakhurst
Draper John, Little Dorks
Forwood Percy L. Durfold Barn
Gregson Charles B. Ends Place
Harben Sir Henry D.L., J.P. Warnham Lodge; & Seaford Lodge, 2 Fellows Rd, Hampstead, London N.W.
Hodgson Archibald Sandford, Weston’s Place
*Hutton Lieut-Gen. Sir Edward T. H., K.C.M.G., C.B. Field Place
Lucas Charles James D.L., J.P., V.D. (hon. Lieut-Col. Eng. & Raily Staff Corps), Warnham Court
*McGaw John Thorburn, Broomhall
Paget Eden W. Durfold Farm
*Paulet Lady Charles, Field Place
Pearman John, Northlands
*Pollock Lieut-Col. David George Hope V.D. Farthings
Steere Misses, Haisthorpe
Tanner Rev. Herbert James B.A. (curate), Oakleigh Villa
Whitehouse James S. Holmhurst

Agate Stephen, farmer, Farthings farm
Ayling Albert Edward, builder & contractor
Baker Elias, farmer, Ends Place Farm
Baker James, fly proprietor, Sussex Oak Stables
Branch Frederick, shopkeeper
Branch Thomas, undertaker & wheelwright
Burrage Tom, butcher
Charman Ernest, blacksmith
Charman Walter, shoe maker
Collard Sidney, farmer
*Corp James Charles, farmer
Davey Frederick, chimney sweeper & carrier
Duncan George, head gardener to C. J. Lucas esq.
Farley Henry, shopkeeper
Freeman Frederick William, grocer & Post Office
French Alfred, farmer, Stone farm
Garman Flora (Miss), laundress
Hammond E. Sussex Oak Inn
Harris Harry, farmer, Wildgoose
Hillier W. & C. carting contractors, 5 Station Rd
Knight Charles, beer retailer
Linfield, Luff & Co. grocers & drapers
Muggeridge Alfred, carpenter, 6 Sunnyside, Friday Street
Ogilvie James, farm bailiff to Sir H. Harben J.P. Tanner’s Home Farm
Osbourn Henry James, tailor
*Piper Henry, farmer, Bailing Hill farm
Shoubridge Frederick C. assistant overseer, collector of rates & clerk to the parish council; office Friday St
Souter Stewart, farmer, Denn farm
Stott William, dairyman, Knob Hill farm
Sturt Frederick Ernest, farm bailiff to C. J. Lucas esq.
Sussex Brick & Estates Co. Ltd. (James Stewart Whitehouse, managing director); telegrams, “Sussex Brick”
Tarrett Ernest, farmer
Village Hall Club (Henry James Osbourn, sec.)
Walder James, builder
Warren Ernest, shopkeeper, Station Rd

Private Residents
Foster Frederick Edwin, The Cottage
Gardner Joseph, Fern Cottage

Attwater Frank, chimney sweeper
Beeson John, game dealer & farmer, Kingsfold Place
Chennell John, farmer & wood dealer, Hewell’s farm
Cripps Frederick W. Wheatsheaf Inn
Etheridge Alfred, blacksmith
Gutteridge Frederick, farmer, Upper Chickens
Robertson Robert Henderson, game dealer

21 Nov 2006

Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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