Post Office Directory 1851, Kirdford, West Sussex

Kirdford is a very extensive parish, in the union of Petworth, rape of Arundel, and hundred of Rotherbridge, 5 miles north-east of Petworth, and extends northward to the borders of Surrey. The seat of the Earl of Winterton, Shillingly Park, lies at the northern extremity of this parish which is very pleasantly situated about 2 miles east of the London road, and commands very extensive views of the downs of Surrey & Sussex. The church, dedicated to St John the Baptist, is principally in the early style of English architecture; at the west end it has a large lofty tower, with a clock. Kirdford contains 14,950 acres, and a population of 1,973. Here is a union workhouse. The Income Tax assessment, in 1842, was £6,120. The benefice is a vicarage, with the perpetual curacy of Plaistow, value £221 per annum, in the patronage of Colonel Wyndham.

Plaistow, or Plastow, is a hamlet and chapelry of Kirdford, with a population of 276. It is 3 miles north of Kirdford. Here is a chapel of ease.

Cole Rev. Francis, (vicar)
Napper John, esq. Ifold House
Peachey Rev. John
Smith Graham, esq. Barkfold
Winterton Earl, Shillinglee Park

Baker George, farmer
Baker Mrs. Clara, miller
Baker Mrs. Farmer
Clarke William, shoe maker
Cooper Edward, farmer
Cooper John, farmer
Dean Daniel, butcher
Downer John, farmer
Downer John, jun. farmer
Downer Thomas, grocer & maltster
Duncton George, farmer
Edwards Samuel, farmer
Eede Thomas, farmer
Elliot John, miller, Park Mill
Ford William, shoe maker
Foster Henry, farmer
Herrington John, farmer
Hews John, farmer
Hillyer Henry, shoe maker
Hillyer James, master of union
Lunn Richard, farmer
Mitchener Mrs. Elizabeth, “Half Moon,” baker & wheelwright
Napper William, farmer
Older Charles, farmer
Pannell George, wheelwright
Payne Edward, plumber & glazier
Payne John, shopkeeper
Peacock James, farmer
Pullen John, shoe maker
Puttock Mrs. Farmer
Rapley Charles, farmer
Sopp Edmund, miller & baker
Stoner Mrs. Mary, shopkeeper
Thayre James, blacksmith
Tobbit John, farmer
Wakeford Daniel, farmer
Welland George, farmer

Boxall William, carpenter
Child John, farmer
Durrant William, carpenter
Elliot John, butcher
Elliot William, miller
Hard John, farmer
Hard William, mealman
Holden Charles, blacksmith
Luff William, farmer
Miles George, shoe maker
Sayers James, farmer
Sopp James, “Sun”
Steel John, shopkeeper
Wellen Henry, farmer
Wooldridge Ephriam, bricklayer


Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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