From Kelly’s Post Office Directory of Sussex, 1895 (pp. 356)
NEW FISHBOURNE is a village and parish, 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), and archdeaconery 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 small wooden belfry at the west end containing one bell; there are 200 sittings. The register dates from the year 1589. The living is a rectory, average yearly value from tithe rent-charge about £102, net income £114, with 2 acres glebe and residence, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor, and held since 1875 by the Rev. Robert Baker M.A. of Corpus Christi college, Cambridge. Here is a Primitive 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 the Right Hon. Sir Archibald Levin Smith P.C. Lord Justice of Appeal, who is the principal landowner. Maj-Gen. 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, £2088; the population in 1891 was 323.
Parish Clerk, George Powell
POST OFFICE – Miss Mercy Standing, sub-postmistress. Letters through Chichester arrive at 7 a.m. & 3 p.m.; dispatched at 1 p.m. & 7.30.p.m.; sunday, arrive at 7 a.m. & dispatched 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
Burgess William, Kinvarra
Chambers Major-Gen. Robert Macdonald, Manor house
Evershed Arth. M.R.C.P. Lond. Eversfield
Hobgen Charles, Fishbourne lodge
Oakley Mrs. Holmwood cottage
Price Capt. George Frank, Westfield
Quintom Mrs. Chestnut house
Smith The Right Hon. Sir Archibald Levin P.C. Lord Justice of Appeal, Salt Hill park; & 66 Cadogan square, London W
Whitney William, Fishbourne villa
Bailey Maria (Miss), laundress
Boyes Harry, builder
Cosens Henry John, butcher
Farne Charles Henry, miller (water, wind & steam)
Gale Francis, dairyman
Gould Louis, Bull’s Head P.H.
Lintott Charles Richard, nurseryman & seedsman
Miller Mark, dairyman
Partrick John, boot & shoe maker
Powell William, shopkeeper
Robbins William, carpenter
Shepherd James, miller (water) & machinist