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

ARUNDEL is the capital of a rape and hundred, in the diocese and archdeaconry of Chichester, and deanery of Arundel, and is a borough, market town, and an incorporation under a local act for poor law purposes, and polling town for the Western division of the county, situated on the navigable river Arun, 5 miles north from the port of Littlehampton, and near the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway: it is 55¼ miles from London by Epsom and Dorking; and 71 by railway, and a quarter of a mile from the Arundel station. The town is very ancient and there is evidence of the existence of a military post here in the early British period; but the earliest mention of it occurs in the will of King Alfred, to whom is attributed the erection of the original castle, of which the keep is the only remnant: he bequeathed it and the neighbouring lordships to his son Athelm: at the Conquest it was given to Roger de Montgomery, who was created, by the Conqueror Earl of Arundel and Shrewsbury, and it has been the residence of the Earls of Arundel for the last 800 years, as it is that of the present Earl, his Grace the Duke of Norfolk, E.M. Arundel returns one member to Parliament and is governed by a municipal corporation, consisting of a mayor, alderman, and town councillors. There are fairs held on the 14th of May, 25th of September, and 17th of December, for pedlery; and cattle and corn markets on every alternate Monday, which are much frequented from their contiguity to Brighton, Worthing, and Brighton. For the relief of the poor, the parish officers in committee meet every Thursday at the Workhouse, Arundel being one of the few remaining single parishes under Gilbert’s Act. Arundel is the seat of the petty sessions of magistrates of the division, which are held every alternate Thursday. The sitting of the county court are held seven times a year: the following parishes are within the county court district:- Amberley, Arundel, Angmering, Binstead, Burpham, Climping, Ford, Houghton, Littlehampton, Leominster, Madehurst, North Stoke, Poling, Rackham, Rustington, Slindon, South Stoke, Tortington, Walberton, Warningcamp, Wiggenholt, and Yapton. By the Arun and its canals it has communication with Littlehampton, Petworth, Midhurst, Basingstoke, and the rivers Wey and Thames. The church of St. Nicholas, with the college and its chapel, which occupies the usual site of a chancel, was built in 1380, and has a fine stone pulpit. The Fitzalan chapel contains the tombs of the illustrious princes of the houses of Fitzalan and Howard, particularly the tombs of Eleanor, Countess of Arundel, 1418; John, Earl of Arundel, 1431; William, Earl of Arundel, 1488; Thomas, Earl of Arundel, and his Countess, 1534; Henry, Earl of Arundel, 1579; Thomas, Earl of Arundel, 1415: many of the Dukes and Duchesses of Norfolk, and Earls of Arundel, are buried in two vaults under the Ladye chapel. The register dates from 1560. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £222, with residence, in the gift of the trustees of the Duke of Norfolk, and held by the Rev. George Augustus Frederick Hart, M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge, who is also chaplain to the Queen, and surrogate. There are chapels for Roman Catholics, Independents, and Primitive Methodists. Arundel Castle is the chief palace of his Grace the Duke of Norfolk Earl Marshal, Earl of Arundel and Surrey. Arundel is the only earldom yet remaining, which is held by tenure. The castle was much improved by Charles, Duke of Norfolk, who died in 1815, and is a magnificent residence: it is quadrangular, in the Gothic style, and situated on an eminence, having numerous apartments richly adorned, an elegant staircase, and a fine library: in the Barons’ Hall is a fine painted window of the signing of Magna Charta by Backler: Arundel Park is most extensive and delightful: it comprises 1,245 acres, and contains many hundreds of deer: it is much frequented by visitors. The ancient keep and new dairy, which are objects of great attraction, are open to the public on Mondays and Fridays only. A Protestant school was erected in 1814, since enlarged and liberally endowed by his Grace Henry Charles, the late Duke of Norfolk, in 1848, for the children of the town and neighbourhood. The Norfolk hotel is the principal inn, whence omnibuses and flys run to meet the up and down trains at the station every hour during the day. The parish, which is co-extensive with the borough, contains 1,968 acres; the population in 1861 was 2,498, assessed to the income-tax at £11,645.

Parish Clerk, Henry Serjant, King street.

POST AND MONEY ORDER OFFICE, POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK, AND GOVERNMENT ANNUITY AND INSURANCE OFFICE.- James Broadbridge, Postmaster, High street. The first delivery commences at 7 a.m. & for the day mail at 1.45 p.m. The first dispatch box closes at 10.45 a.m.; but letters can be posted with an extra stamp till 10.55 a.m. For the second dispatch the box closes at 7.30 p.m., with extra stamp until 7.45 p.m. For the third dispatch 8.15 a.m. with extra stamp until 8.30 p.m. On sundays the morning delivery & evening dispatch only

MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT:- Rt. Hon. Lord Edward George Fitzalan Howard, 18 Rutland gate, London, S.W & Glossop hall, Derbyshire

Alliance, George Thomas Evershed, Tarrant street; Charles Barkshire, Maltravers street
Atlas Fire & Life, Thomas Fry, High street
Commercial Union Fire & Life, Charles Sparkes, Tarrant street
European, Alfred Herington, Queen street
Exchange Fire & Life, Charles Sadler, Tarrant street
General Hailstorm, James Broadbridge, High street
Hailstorm, Albert Hearn, Old Bank
Home & Colonial Fire & Life, Henry Ward, Tarrant st
Lancashire Fire & Life, George Light, Tarrant street
Leeds & Yorkshire, George S. Constable, Queen street
Liverpool & London & Globe, Henry Lear, High street; F. Duke, High street
London Assurance, R. E. Roberts, High street
Norwich Accident & Casualty, James Broadbridge, High street
Norwich Union, Bull & Watkins, High street
Railway Passengers’, R. Garwood, Tarrant street
Royal Fire & Life, James Broadbridge, High street; Edward Swan, High street; C. Bartlett, High street
Royal Exchange Fire & Life, Charles Sadler, Tarrant st
Royal Farmers’, Charles Bartlet, High street
Sovereign Life, Charles Sparkes, Tarrant street
Standard Life, William Suter, Old Bank
Sun Fire & Life, Albert Hearn, Old Bank
United Kingdom General Provident, George Burcher, Tarrant street

County Court, office, Maltravers street, William Furner, esq. judge; W. C. Furner, esq. high bailiff; Richard Holmes, esq. registrar; Edward Overington, bailiff
Excise Office, Bridge inn
Police Station, Town hall, Thomas Stevens, inspector
Workhouse, Park place, Mrs. Ann Reed, matron
Inland Revenue & Stamp Office

Town Clerk, Clerk to the Borough & County Magistrates for the Upper Division of Arundel Rape, Clerk to Bury Turnstile Trustees, to the Commissioners of Sewers for the Rape of Arundel, to the Commissioners of Land, Property & Assessed Taxes & to the Arundel Port Commissioners, Richard Holmes, esq.
Registrar to the County Court, Richard Holmes, esq.
Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages, Geo. Blunden
Relieving Officer, Thomas Clark

Parish Church (St. Nicholas) Rev. G.A.F.Hart, M.A. vicar
Roman Catholic Chapel, Rev. John Butt, priest
Independent Chapel, Tarrant street, ministers various
Primitive Methodist Chapel, Park pl. ministers various

Endowed School, Maltravers street, James Richardson; master; Fanny Richardson, mistress
Infant School, Arun street, Mrs. Shepherd, mistress

POSTING HOUSE.- Norfolk Arms commercial inn, Robert Batchelor Garwood, High street
CONVEYANCE.- London, Brighton & South Coast Railway. Omnibuses to & from the Arundel station, six times a day from, from the “Norfolk Arms”

CHICHESTER-Mrs. Amy Baker, from Tarrant street, wednesday & saturday, & Railway station, daily
CHICHESTER TO BRIGHTON-Richardson, calls at the “Swan,” for Brighton, tuesday & friday, returning for Chichester, wednesday & saturday
RAILWAY CARRIER.-Robert Garwood, “Norfolk Arms”

Amoore Mrs, Tarrant street
Barkshire Mr. Charles, Maltravers st
Broadbridge Mr. John, Tarrant street
Butt Rev. John [chaplain to the Duke of Norfolk] Terrace
Byass Richard, esq. Maltravers street
Constable George, sen. esq. High street
Constable George Sefton, esq. Queen st
Constable Miss, Maltravers street
Cooper Mrs. Tarrant street
Dally Thomas Yarrall Johnson, esq. Maltravers street
Duke Robert Blake, esq. Maltravers st
Emberson Mrs. Tarrant street
Evershed Mr. Geo. Thos. Maltravers st
Evershed Charles Lambert, esq. Maltravers street
Fairbairn James, Mill cottage
Fry Mrs. Maltravers street
Fulker Mr. Edward, Maltravers street
Garwood Mr. Robert, Jessamine cottage, Tarrant street
Harman Mrs. Elizabeth, Maltravers st
Hart Rev. G.A.F. M.A. [vicar], Tower ho
Hart Octavius P. esq. Tower house
Hockley Rev. Thomas, Maltravers st
Holmes Capt. Henry, Maltravers street
Holmes Arundel Felix, esq. Maltravers st
Holmes Geo. Penfold, esq. Maltravers st
Holmes Mrs. Richard, High street
Holmes Richard, esq. Maltravers street
Lear George, esq. Maltravers street
Lewis Mr. David, Maltravers street
Lidbetter Miss, Maltravers street
Milward Mr. William Koch, Bank ho
Mostyn Capt. Tower house
Norfolk Duke of, Arundel castle
Norfolk Duchess of, Arundel castle
Osborn William, esq. Maltravers st
Ornsbey Mrs. High street
Rawlinson Mr. Charles, Maltravers st
Shaft William, esq. Tarrant street
Street Mrs. Tarrant street
Tompkins Rev. Richard Francis [incumbent of Tortington], Maltravers st
Tompkins Miss, Maltravers street
Wilson Mr. John, Old Bank house

Acott William, cowkeeper, Orchard place
Allen William, baker, Park place
Atfield William, cement manufacturer, Queen street
Atfield William, Railway inn, Station road
Baker Amy (Mrs.), carrier, Tarrant street
Barkshire Charles, agent to the Alliance Fire & Life Office, Maltravers street
Bartlett Charles, baker & corn dealer, High street
Blunden George, Surveyor & auctioneer; & registrar of births, deaths & marriages, High street
Bridger Peter, mason & bricklayer, King street
Bridger William, auctioneer, High street
Brigden Francis, saddler & harness maker, Tarrant street
Broadbridge James, china & glass dealer, grocer & postmaster High street
Brown Henry Read, farm bailiff, Park farm
Bull & Watkins, grocer, High street
Burchell Charles, grocer, King street
Burcher George, stationer, Tarrant street
Burrell Charlotte (Mrs.), Newburgh Arms, Tarrant street
Burton John, beer retailer & cooper, Tarrant street
Byass Richard, surgeon, Maltravers street
Cole James Parry, professor of music, & organist of St. Nicholas church, Maltravers street
Constable George Sefton, brewer & maltster, Queen street
Cook Charles John, boot & shoe maker, High street
Coomb William, boot & shoe maker, Maltravers street
Cooper George Augustus, draper, Tarrant street
Corney John, cattle salesman, Maltravers street
Crofts Henry, veterinary surgeon, Maltravers street
Crowther Mrs, & Miss, day school, High street
Dallaway John cowkeeper, Surrey street
Dally Thomas Yarrall Johnson, solicitor, Maltravers street
Dalton Benjamin tobacconist, Maltravers street
Dalton Misses, milliners, Maltravers street
Dalton William, bricklayer, Maltravers street
Daughtree James, beer retailer, Maltravers street
Davies Janet (Mrs.), ladies’ school, Tarrant street
Dawes Lucy (Mrs.), cowkeeper, Queen street
Deas Mary (Mrs.), bookseller & stationer, High street
De Grand Ellen (Mrs.), fancy repository, High street
Dudding John, grocer, Maltravers street
Duke Frederick, draper, High street
Duke Richard butcher, Tarrant street
Duke Robert Blake, surgeon, Maltravers street
Elwood Elizabeth (Mrs.), Swan, High street
Evershed Charles Lambert, surgeon, Maltravers street
Evershed George Thomas, soda merchant & soap manufacturer, Arun Steam Soap works
Fairbairn James, auctioneer & surveyor, Mill cottage
Faircombe John, boot maker, High street
Ferrier Charles, cowkeeper, King street
Follett William, brewers’ clerk, Tarrant street
Ford Charles, beer retailer, Tarrant street
Fowle Thomas, baker, King street
Freehold Land & Brick Company (Jas. Fairbairn, mangr)
Fry & Son, foreign timber, slate & coal merchants, Queen st
Fry Thomas, ironmonger, agricultural implement manufacturer, & agent or Atlas Insurance Office, High street
Garwood Robert Batchelor, Norfolk Arms commercial & posting house, High street
Gillam George, fishmonger, Tarrant street
Glossop George, upholsterer, High street
Greenfield Martin, boot maker, Tarrant street
Hale John, plumber &c. Tarrant street
Hartwell Henry, clerk of the works, Arundel Estate Office, London road
Hatcher Charles, greengrocer, Tarrant street
Henly Charles, builder & lime & coal merchant, Tarrant st
Henty & Co. bankers, High street
Herington John & Alfred, linen drapers, Queen street
Hersee Caroline (Mrs.), beer retailer, Tarrant street
Hersee George, St. Mary’s Gate, London road
Hills Charles, corn dealer, Tarrant street
Hollis Frederick, pianoforte tuner, High street
Holmes Richard & George, solicitors, Maltravers street
Holmes Richard (firm, R & G, Holmes), solicitor, clerk to the borough & county magistrates, town clerk & clerk to commissioners of land, property & assessed taxes, & registrar to the county court, & Clerk to Bury turnpike trustees, Maltravers street
Hopkins James, bootmaker, Maltravers street
Jones James, beer retailer, King street
Kimpton John, basket maker, Tarrant street
Kinchett Stephen, White Hart, Queen street
Knight George, tailor, Maltravers street
Knowles John, wheelwright, Tarrant street
Lancaster John, beer retailer, Mount Pleasant
Lasseter & Co, watch & clock makers, High street
Lear George, solicitor, Maltravers street
Lear Henry, auctioneer, High street
Light George, chemist, Tarrant street
London & County Banking Company (William Kock Milward, manager), High street; draw on Head Office, 21, Lombard street, London e.c
Lucas Frederick, Wheatsheaf, Maltravers street
Lucas William, confectioner, High street
MacDonnell William, house steward to the Duke of Norfolk
Mitchell James, tailor, Tarrant street
Mitchell William Woods, stationer, & publisher of ‘West Sussex Gazette,’ High street
Neary Maria (Mrs.), fruiterer, High street
Osborn & Duke, brewers, maltsters & spirit merchants, Eagle brewery
Overington Elizabeth (Mrs.), Old Ship, King street
Overington John, plumber & painter, High street
Pannett Edmund, station master, Railway station
Peckham Edward Lewis, cooper, Tarrant street
Penfold Charles & James, ironmongers, High street
Pledge William, pork butcher, Tarrant street
Price Thomas U. chemist & druggist, High street
Randall Henry, Red Lion, High street
Rawlings -, cabinet maker, Maltravers street
Richards John, General Abercrombie, Queen street
Roberts Robert E. grocer, High street
Roe Sarah (Mrs.), beer retailer, Surrey street
Savings Bank (George Wilkes, actuary), Tarrant street
Scott Andrew, tea dealer, Tarrant street
Seagrave William, glass & china dealer, Tarrant street
Seller James, tailor Ship yard
Seward Mary Ann (Miss), ladies’ school, Maltravers street
Shaft Wm. & Co. wine, spirit & coal merchants, Tarrant st
Sharp Frederick, gun maker, High street
Shepherd Charles, shoe maker, High street
Slaughter George, butcher, High street
Slaughter George Edward, shopkeeper, Tarrant street
Slaughter James, barge builder, Tarrant street
Smallwood Edward, saddler, High street
Smart Alfred, stone mason & slate merchant, Tarrant street
Smart Clement, baker, Maltravers street
Smith Alpheus, grocer, Tarrant street
Souter Charles, shopkeeper, Tarrant street
Sparkes Charles, furniture dealer, Tarrant street
Sprinks John, baker, Tarrant street
Sprinks Thomas, baker, High street
Steadman Joseph, whitesmith & bell hanger, Maltravers st
Stevens Thomas, inspector of police, Town Hall
Stocker Henry, boot & shoe maker, Tarrant street
Stone George, blacksmith, High street
Stone Harriet (Mrs.), confectioner, High street
Suter Elizabeth (Mrs.), stationer, Tarrant street
Swan Edward, grocer, High street
Tee Henry, confectioner & baker, Tarrant street
Till Alfred, master mariner, Maltravers street
Tilly George, Bridge inn & licensed to let horses, Queen st
Tilly William, harness maker, High street
Trim Alfred, saddler, High street
Trim Charles, greengrocer, Tarrant street
Trim Joseph, baker, Park place
Trim Joseph, jun. confectioner, Tarrant street
Upfold Mary (Mrs.), beer retailer, Ship yard
Wakeford William, beer retailer, Tarrant street
Walkley Alfred, butcher, High street
Ward Henry, cabinet maker, Tarrant street
Watts Mary (Mrs.), Crown, High street
Whitburn Robert, draper & hatter, Maltravers street
White William Boxold, coach builder, High street
Wilks John, barge owner, King street
Willson Mathew, King’s Arms, Tarrant street
Wilson John, gardener to the Duke of Norfolk, Castle gardens
Wilson Joseph, hair dresser, Tarrant street
Witham Edward, beer retailer, Tarrant street
Wright Henry, plumber & painter, Tarrant street