From Kelly’s Post Office Directory of Essex, Herts, Middlesex, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, 1867

ALDINGBOURNE is a parish, 5 miles east from Chichester, in the Western division of the county, Box and Stockbridge hundred, rape, county court district, diocese and archdeaconry of Chichester, West Hampnett union, and Boxgrove rural deanery. The church of St. Mary is very ancient, in the Early English style consisting of chancel, nave, south aisle, and square tower with 3 bells. The register dates from 1558. The living is a vicarage, gross yearly value £350, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Chichester, and held by the Rev. George Frederic Daniell, M.A. of Magdalen College, Cambridge. Aldingbourne House is the property and residence of Richard Hasler, Esq.: it is a handsome mansion, pleasantly situated: the grounds are laid out with great taste. Nyton Park is the seat of Charles Peckham Peckham, Esq. In the reign of Henry VIII. Nyton was a grant belonging to Boxgrove Priory: in 1585 it came into the family of Peckham. Norton House, the property of C. Buckle, Esq. is also in this parish. The area of the parish is 3,060 acres. The population in 1861 was 772.

Parish Clerk, Edmund Caiger

Letters through Chichester, which is the nearest money order office
CARRIER TO CHICHESTER.- George Caborn, monday, wednesday & saturday

Boniface Mrs. Westergate
Buckle Christopher, esq. Norton house
Daniell Rev. George Frederic, M.A. [vicar], Vicarage
Hasler Richard, esq. Aldingbourne house
Joyce Mrs. Westergate
Martin Mr. Thomas
Peckham Chas. Peckham, esq. Nyton pk
Shiffner Thomas, esq. Westergate
Swettenham Capt. Thomas Eaton
Woolley Miss, Westergate house

Baker Charles, baker
Baker Maurice, miller & baker
Bateman William, farmer, Westergate
Bayley James, farmer, Norton
Berkshire William, beer retailer, Lidsey
Boniface Richard, farmer, Northfields
Borrow Thomas Boreham, shopkeeper & licensed to let horses
Brown James, carpenter, Westergate
Caiger Edmund, bricklayer
Chalwin Sefton, harness maker
Collins Alfred, farmer, Westergate
Cosens Thomas, farmer, Westergate
Dickens Richard, farmer
Fallick Silas, baker
Grant Charles, master of National School
Hall Edward, Prince of Wales
Hammond Chas. New Inn, Westgate
Hobgen John, farmer, Park farm
Light George, dealer & cattle jobber
Randall James, farmer, Lidsey
Reynolds Charles, farmer
Shepherd Wm. blacksmith, Westergate
Stewart Alexander A. farmer
Toogood William, nursery & seeds man
Uwins William, farmer
White Stapley, farmer