From Kelly’s Post Office Directory of Sussex, 1907 (pp. 354 & 355)
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, and has a halt on the motor rail service between Portsmouth and Chichester; it is in the South Western division of the county, Box and Stockbridge hundred, Chichester rape, petty session division and county court district, Westhampnett union, rural deanery of Boxgrove (third division) 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 two 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 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 £100 in Console, 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. of 12 Prince of Wales terrace, London W. 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, 35 of water and 32 of foreshore; assessable value, £5,975; the population in 1901 was 603. 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, M. O. & T. O., S. B. & A. & I. Office.- Levi Nutbeem, sub-postmaster. Letters through Chichester arrive at 6.35 a.m. & 2.40 p.m.: dispatched at 1.15 & 7.30 p.m.: sunday, arrive 6.55 a.m. & dispatched at 12.20 p.m.
The children attend the scholl at Old Fishbourne.
Baker Rev. Robert M.A. The Rectory
Bingham Mrs, Kensington cottage
Clearer Mrs. Fishbourne lodge
Evershed Arthur M.R.C.P Lond. Eversfield
Farne Charles Henry
Forster S. Eustace, Salt Hill Park
Gadd George A. The Bays
Pulleyblank Mrs. Florance villa
Ripley Rev. Horace C. (retired), Chestnuts
Tisdall John, Acacia lodge
Waring John A. Fishbourne cottage
Aldred Frederick, Woolpack inn
Allen Wm. Alexander, boot maker
Bailey Maria (Miss), laundress
Chichester Drainage Outfall Works (Leonard Louch, foreman)
Coles Eli, dairyman
Farne Chas. Hy. miller (water & steam)
Green John & Sons, nurseryman
Hewitt Sarah Jane (Mrs.), dairy
Lintott Charles Richard, nurseryman & seedsman
Marshall William, Bull’s Head P.H.
Nutbeem Levi, baker, grocer, & post off
Oakley Charles, householder
Powell William, shopkeeper
Purchase Oliver H. coal merchant
Shepherd James, miller (water) & threshing machine propr
Woodland Ernest Charles, insurance agent, Holmwood