Post Office Directory 1851, Walberton, West Sussex

Walberton is a village 3 ½ miles south-west of Arundel, and 7 ½ east from Chichester, in Avisford hundred, rape of Arundel, and union of Westhampnett. Its area is 1,520 acres, and in 1841 it contained 591 inhabitants. The benefice is a vicarage united with Yapton, in the patronage of the Bishop of Chichester, and deanery of Arundel, value £468 per annum, in the incumbency of the Rev. T. S. L. Vogan, M.A. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is in the early English style of architecture. Walberton House, the seat and property of Richard Prime Esq., M.P., is a handsome mansion, and was built about the year 1817. It stands on the site of the former manor house, which was also erected sine the commencement of the present century. Avisford House and estate, situated near the northern boundary of the parish, is the seat of Lady Elizabeth Reynell, and gives name to the hundred. It stands on an elevated site, tastefully adorned, commanding extensive sea views and of the surrounding country. The soil, chiefly belongs to R. Prime, Esq., M.P., and Lady Elizabeth Reynell. John Nash, in 1732, bequeathed a house and land, with a rent charge of £12, for teaching the poor children of the parish. The Arundel and Chichester road crosses the northern boundary of the parish.

Post Office – Letters received through Arundel at 9am; dispatched at 5.15pm.

Anson Sir John, Avisford House
Cobbett Pitt, Esq. Hill House
Halliday John, Hill Cottage
Prime Richard, Esq. M.P., Walberton House
Reynell Lady Elizabeth, Avisford House
Vogan Rev. Thomas Stuart Lyle, M.A., Vicarage

Ayling Charles, bricklayer
Ayling William, parish clerk
Barton William, farmer
Bateman William, wheelwright
Booker John, clog & pattern maker
Burch Charles, boot maker
Burch George, carrier & beer retailer
Caiger & Jupp, stonemasons
Cooper W., wheelwright & “Bull’s Hut”
Coote Richard, farmer
Crees Henry, tailor
Elliott Thomas, National School
Ellis Edward, brewer & maltster
Farnden Henry, baker
Farnden Thomas, plumber
Gardiner Charles, miller
Halsted William, farmer
Hatcher Henry, blacksmith
Kenward Thomas, grocer & draper, & post office receiving house
Lintott Charles, carpenter
Morris Edward, boot maker
Morris Richard, “Royal Oak”
Randall Mrs. Ann, National School ms
Searle Richard, farmer
Shepherd James, butcher
Short Solomon, miller
Suter James, carpenter
Wakeford Thomas, blacksmith
White Miss Mary Cole, shopkeeper


Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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