Post Office Directory 1851, Warnham, West Sussex

Warnham is a village and parish, distant 33 miles from London, and 3 north of Horsham, in Singlecross hundred, rape of Bramber, with 4,942 acres, and a population, in 1841, of 1,007. The Income Tax assessment, in 1842, was £4,498. The benefice is a vicarage, in the patronage of the Dean & Chapter of Canterbury, value £314 18s. 5d. per annum; the Rev. James Wood, M.A., is vicar, and the Rev. John O’Brien, M.A., curate. The church is an ancient edifice in the Norman style, has been enlarged and re-pewed; it has sittings for 200 persons, also an organ and 6 bells; amongst the monuments will be found one to the family of the Carills, 1613. Here is a neat school for boys & girls. The commutation of large tithes, payable to Sir Percy Florence Shelley, Bart., is £461 1s. 3d.

Post Office – Henry Mann, receiver. Letters arrive here from Horsham at 7am & box closes 7pm.

Barnett Mrs. West House
Briggs John, Esq. Field Place
Fuller Mrs. Warnham Court
O’Brien Rev. John, M.A. (curate)
Stanford Matthew, Broadbridge Place
Wood Rev. James, Vicarage

Agate Stephen & Son, farmers & timber merchants
Agate John, farmer
Agate John, shopkeeper & shoemaker
Booker Henry, shoemaker
Charman Harry, farmer
Charman Michael, blacksmith
Charman Richard, beer retailer
Cragg Richard, wheelwright
Dewdney Daniel, farmer
Flint William, beer retailer
Harding James, farmer
Hogsflesh Mrs. Sarah, grocer
Mann Henry, shopkeeper, tailor & post office
Muggridge Michael, farmer
Muggridge Thomas, farmer
Naldrett Mrs. Ann, “New Inn,” & farmer
Packhurst Henry, “Sussex Oak,” & wheelwright
Packhurst Peter, farmer
Potter Benjamin, miller & farmer
Potter Mrs. Mary, farmer
Shaw Caleb, butcher
Stanford John, shopkeeper
Stone Samuel, farmer
Stone Thomas, miller
Tidy David, “Wheatsheaf”
Turner Michael, parish clerk
Wells Francis, farmer
Wood William, farmer


Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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