From Kelly’s Post Office Directory of Sussex, 1899 (pp. 332)
NEW FISHBOURNE is a village and parish, at the head of the eastern branch of Chichester harbour, on the road from Chichester to Portsmouth, one mile 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 of stone, in the Early English style, and has a belfry containing one bell; there are 200 sittings. The register dates from the year 1589. The living is a rectory, net income £100, with 2 acres of 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 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. Capt Richard Byron is lord of the manor. The soil is rich loam; subsoil, gravel. The chief crops are wheat, barley and oats. The area was 594 acres of land, 30 of water and 32 of foreshore; rateable value £ the population in 1891 was 323.
In 1896, those portions of St. Bartholomew and St. Peter the Great parishes outside Chichester municipal borough, were added to New Fishbourne.
Parish Clerk, George Powell.
Post Office. Miss Mercy Standing, sub-postmistress. Letters through Chichester arrive at 7 a.m. & 3 p.m.; dispatched at 1.25 p.m. & 7.30 p.m.; Sunday, arrive 7 a.m. & dispatched 12.20 p.m. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Chichester, 2 miles distant.
The children attend the school at Old Fishbourne.
Anderson Capt Wm. Campbell, Eversfield
Baker Rev. Robert M.A. The Rectory
Burgess William, Kinvarra
Coxhead Albert C. Willow Cote
Drysdale Mrs. Fishbourne lodge
Farne Charles Henry
Jackman Lyster Brook, Acacia cot.
Oakley Mrs. Holmwood cottage
Paton Mrs. Rauceby
Price Capt. George Frank, Westfield
Pulleyblank George, Florance Villa
Quintom Mrs. Chestnut house
Smith The Right Hon. Sir Archibald Levin P.C. Lord Justice of Appeal, Salt Hill park; & 66 Cadogan sq. London SW
Tomlinson Rev. Jn M.A. Kensington cot.
Whitney Mrs. The Gables
Williams Rev. Thomas Cumddwr, Manor house
Allen Wm. Alexander, boot maker
Bailey Maria (Miss), laundress
Baldwin George Wm. shopkeeper
Boyes Harry, builder
Chichester Drainage Outfall Works (Edward Shera, foreman)
Coles Eli, dairyman
Farne Charles Henry, miller (water & steam)
Hewitt Mrs. Sarah Jane, dairy
Jenner Thomas, Bull’s Head P.H.
Lintott Charles Richard, nurseryman & seedsman
Miller Mark, dairyman
Nutbeem Levi, baker & grocer
Powell William, shopkeeper
Robbins William, carpenter
Roberts William, fruit grower
Ryan Charles, beer retailer
Shepherd James, miller (water) & threshing machine propr.
Woodland Ernest Charles, insurance agent, Holmwood