Post Office Directory 1851, North Mundham, West Sussex

North Mendham, a pleasant village, 2 miles south from Chichester, Box Hundred, rape of Chichester, Wethampnett union. It contains 1,800 acres. The population, in 1841, was 495. The Arundel and Portsmouth canal passes through the parish. The principal land proprietors are J. B. Fletcher, esq. (patron of the living), Mrs Merricks, and John Bayton, esq. The benefice is a discharged vicarage, value £257 per annum, with Hunston annexed; in the archdeaconry of Chichester, deanery of Boxgrove, and incumbency pf the Rev. Henry Pemble, M.A. Runckton House, the seat of the Mrs. Merricks, is in this parish. Runckton and Fisher are hamlets of this parish, assessed to the Income Tax at £4,175. Schools for boys & girls are supported by the Misses Johnston, of Chichester, and subscription.

Letters received through Chichester

Dyer Misses
Hollingdale William, esq..
Merricks Mrs. Runckton Lodge
Pemble Rev. Henry, M.A. Vicarage

Aylward Prior, beer retailer
Binstead Charles, bricklayer
Butler William, farmer
Chitty Charles, farmer
Downer George, farmer
Etherton Mrs. Catherine, blacksmith
Fogden Joseph, “Walnut Tree”
Hodges John, shopkeeper
Hunt James, farmer
Hunt Thomas, farmer
Jupp George, boot maker
Skinner John, farmer
Smith Mrs. Charlotte, boys & girls school
Smith Sidney, boot maker
Tipper Henry, carpenter


Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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