From Kelly’s Post Office Directory of Sussex, 1890 (pp. 2179 & 2180)
NEW FISHBOURNE is a village and parish, situated at the head of the eastern branch of Chichester harbour, on the road from Chichester to Portsmouth, a mile and a quarter west from Chichester, in the South Western division of the county, Box and Stockbridge hundred, Chichester rape, petty sessional division and county court district, Westhampnett union, rural deanery of Boxgrove (third division), archdeaconry and diocese of Chichester. The church of SS. Peter and Mary is a small building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, aisles, south porch and a small wooden belfry at the west end containing one bell ; there are 20 sittings, half of which are free. The register dates from the year 1567. The living is a rectory, average yearly value from tithe rent-charge about £110, with residence, net income £132, with glebe producing £80, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor, and held since 1875 by the Rev. Robert Baket M.A. of Corpus Christi college, Cambridge. Here is a Primitve Methodist chapel. The Rector’s trust account, a sum of £117 in Consols, which produces £3 10s. 2d. yearly, is for fuel for the poor of the parish. Salt Hill Park is the residence of Sir Archibald Levin Smith, justice of the Queen’s Bench division, who is the principal landowner. Major-Genl. John Byron is lord of the manor. The soil is rich-loam; subsoil, gravel. The chief crops are wheat, barley and oats. The area is 597 acres of land and 36 of water; rateable value, £2,093; the population in 1881 was 316.
Parish Clerk, William Robbins.
POST OFFICE.- Miss Mercy Standing, postmistress. Letters through Chichester arrive at 7 a.m.; dispatched at 7.30 p.m.; sunday 12.20 p.m. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Chichester.
The children of this place attend the school at Old Fishbourne.
Aylward George, Kensington cottage
Baker Rev. Robert M.A. The Rectory
Chambers Col. Robert, Manor House
Farne Charles Henry
Hobgen Charles, Fishbourne lodge
Oakley Mrs. Holmwood cottage
Passingham Henry, Florence lodge
Price Capt. George Frank, Westfield
Quintom Mrs. Chestnut house
Smith Sir Archibald Levin (Justice of the High Court, Salt Hill park; & 66 Cadogan square, London w
Taylor Joseph, Willow cottage
Whitney William, Fishbourne villa
Ayling Henry (Mrs.), nursery
Bailey Maria (Miss), laundress
Bolt Benjamin John, shopkeeper
Boyes Henry, builder
Farne Charles Henry, miller (water, wind & steam)
Gale Francis, dairyman
Gould Louis, Bull’s Head P.H.
Matthews Wm. Richd. baker & beer ret.
Partick John, boot & shoe maker
Powell William, shopkeeper
Robbins William, carpenter
Shepherd Jas. miller (water) & machinist
Stanbrook Thomas, general dealer