Post Office Directory 1851, West Tarring with Salvington & Durrington, West Sussex

West Tarring is a parish 1 ½ miles north-west of Worthing, in Tarring hundred, rape of Bramber, with 567 inhabitants, and 970 acres. The parish constitutes the hundred. The Income Tax assessment, in 1842, was £2,854. The benefice is a vicarage, a peculiar of Canterbury united with Patching. Here is the only fig orchard in England.

Durrington is a hamlet 2 ½ miles north-west of Worthing. The inhabitants attend the church of West Tarring, to the vicar of which parish they pay tithes.

Salvington is a hamlet with 114 inhabitants. Here the illustrious John Seldon was born. The Brighton & Chichester railway passes ¼ mile south.

West Tarring
Pocock John
Walters Rev. John, M.A.

Amoore John, grocer & butcher
Barker John, jun. farmer
Botting Henry, gardener & seedsman
Carter Charles, millwright
Chipper Thomas, bootmaker
Griffinhoofe Henry Lyons, farmer
Hill William, academy
Holland Edward, blacksmith
King George, farmer
Long George, gardener & parish clerk
Nye Israel, wheelwright
Peachey Charles, farmer
Saunders William, boot maker
Street Frederick, “Castle Inn”
Streeter Edward, farmer
Stringer George, grocer & post office
Stringer George Marshall, vestry clerk & collector of rates
Tribe Mrs Mary & the Misses, farmers
Winton Charles, “George Inn”, & butcher

Post Office – George Stringer, receiver. Letters are received through the Worthing office; delivered at 8am; dispatched at 6.15pm

Baker Phillip, gardener
Card James, gardener
Grinstead Nathan, farmer
Hanson George, “Lamb Inn”
Holmes Richard & Robert, farmers
Overington Mrs. Henry, blacksmith
Parsons Thomas, grocer
Penfold John, farmer
Stanbridge Walter, farmer

Mott Frederick William, esq.
Griffinhoofe Henry L. farmer
Hampton Thomas, miller

Post office – George Stringer, West Tarring. Letters received through Worthing


Transcribed by Stacey Gardner

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