1909 Kelly’s

From Kelly’s Post Office Directory of Sussex, 1909 (pp. 359)

NEW FISHBOURNE is a village and parish, at the head of the eastern branch of Chichester harbour, on the road from Chichester to Portsmouth, 1 mile west from Chichester, and has a halt on the motor rail service between Portsmouth and Chichester; it is in the South Western division of the county, hundred of Box and Stockbridge, rape, petty sessional division and county court district of Chichester, union of Westhampnett, and in the rural deanery of Selsey and 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 2 bells; there are 200 sittings. The register dates from the year 1589. The living is a rectory, net income £107, with 2 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor, and held since 1903 by the Rev. Edgar Huxtable B.A. of Christ’s College, Cambridge. Here is a Primitive Methodist chapel. The Rector’s trust account, a sum of £100 in Consols, which produces £3 10s. 2d. yearly, is for fuel for the poor of the parish. Salt Hill Park, the property of Mrs. A. F. Smith, is the residence of S. Eustace Forster esq. who is the principal landowner. Major Richard Byron D.S.O. is lord of the manor. The soil is rich loam; subsoil, clay and gravel. The chief crops are wheat, barley and oats. The area is 1,227 acres of land, 5 of water and 32 of foreshore; assessable value, £6,408; the population in 1901 was 603 in the civil and 356 in the ecclesiastical parish.

In 1896, those portions of St. Bartholomew and St. Peter the Great parishes outside Chichester municipal borough, were added to New Fishbourne.

Parish Clerk, Charles Gardner.
Post, M. O. & T. Office.- Levi Nutbeem, sub-postmaster. Letters through Chichester arrive 6.35 a.m. & 2.40 p.m.; dispatched at 1.35 & 7.25 p.m.: sunday, arrive 6.35 a.m. & dispatched at 12.10 p.m. 
The children attend the school at Old Fishbourne

Bingham Mrs. Kensington cottage
Boyes Miss, Weston house
Cleaver Mrs. Fishbourne lodge
Culverhouse Miss. Sunnyside
Evershed Arthur M.R.C.P. Lond. Eversfield
Farne Charles Henry
Forster S. Eustace, Salt Hill park
Gadd George A. The Bays
Huxtable Rev. Edgar B.A. (rector), The Rectory
Jeffrey Harry
Mills Charles, The Gables
Mitchell Reginald Bennett, The Chestnuts
Neat John, Ransby
Newland Miss, Miramar
Pulleybank Mrs. Florence villa
Scott Mrs. The Manor
Tindall John, Acacia lodge
Waring John A. Fishbourne cottage
Webster Mrs. William Cote
Willby Mrs. Percy, The Coverts

Aldred Frederick, Woolpack Inn
Allen Wm. Alexander, boot maker
Bailey Maria (Miss), laundress
Chichester Drainage Outfall Works (E. Amplett, manager)
Coles Eli, dairyman
Ewens Francis Charles, grocer
Farne Chas. Hy. miller (water & steam)
Green John & Sons, nurseryman
Hewett Sarah Jane (Mrs.), dairy
Luckett Charles Richard, nurseryman & seedsman
Nutbeem Albert Edward, insur. agent
Nutbeem Levi, baker, grocer, & post off
Patrick Charles, Bull’s Head P.H.
Powell William, shopkeeper
Seatown Alfred Sidney, insur agent
Shepherd James, Miller (water & threshing machine propr
Woolsted Ernest Charles, insurance agent, Holmwood cottage