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Bognor with South Bersted

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

BOGNOR is a market town and chapelry, 63 miles from London, 28 from Brighton, and 7 from Chichester, in the parish of South Bersted, Western division of the county, hundred of Aldwick, rape and county court district of Chichester, pleasantly situated near the peninsula of Selsey, and sheltered from the north winds by a chain of hills called the South Downs: it was made a market town by Act of Parliament in 1822, and owes its rise to Sir Richard Hotham, in 1785, prior to which it was but a small village, inhabited only by labourers and fishermen; but from the mildness and salubrity of the air, the eligibility of the extensive beach for bathing, and its extensive sea views, it has become a fashionable summer resort and watering-place. A pier has recently been constructed. The Episcopal chapel of St. John the Evangelist was erected by subscription in 1821. The living is a perpetual curacy, yearly value £110, in the gift of the Archbishop or Canterbury, and held by the Rev. Edward Miller, M.A., of Trinity College, Cambridge. Her Majesty, when Princess Victoria, with her mother the late Duchess of Kent, resided here, at Bognor Lodge, during several summers. There are numerous lodging-houses, warm and cold baths, libraries, reading, subscription, and assembly rooms. The regulation of the town is under the superintendence of commissioners, appointed under the provisions of a local act: the principal streets are wide, paved, lighted by gas, and well watered. Here is a Jubilee school, founded by the late Princess Charlotte, for 50 girls, and an Infant school, supported by voluntary subscription. There are also an Independent chapel and a Wesleyan chapel. The Market-house was built by Mr. Richard Clark in 1822. The Owers Light is a vessel stationed 9 miles from the shore, to warn ships from the rocks. There are many objects of interest in the neighbourhood – Goodwood Park (the seat of the Duke of Richmond), race-course and grounds the Roman remains at Bignor, Petworth House and Park, Arundel Castle (the seat of the Duke of Norfolk), and Pagham Church. Bognor is the terminus of a short line of railway from Barnham.

SOUTH BERSTED is a parish, in the hundred of Aldwick, rape and county court district of Chichester, Sutton incorporation, 6 miles south-east from Chichester, and one mile north from Bognor, containing 2,750 acres. The church of St. Mary Magdalen is a plain edifice, with a tower surmounted by a spire. The living is a vicarage, commuted tithe rent-charge £400 per annum, in the gift of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and held by the Rev. Edward Eedle, M.A., of Christ Church, Oxford. There is a National School for boys. The soil is a rich loam. The population of this parish (which includes Bognor) in 1861 was 3,128.

Parish Clerk, for Bersted, Francis William J. Morris, High street

NORTH BERSTED and SHRIPNEY are tithings of this parish.

Letters through Bognor (the nearest money order office) are delivered about 8 a.m.; dispatched at 6.30 p.m.

POST AND MONEY ORDER OFFICE, POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK, AND GOVERNMENT ANNUITY AND INSURANCE OFFICE.- James Meaden, postmaster, High street. The deliveries commence at 7 a.m. & 1 p.m. The box closes for dispatch at 11.15 a.m. & 8 p.m.

Accidental Death, James E. Grimsby, Black rock
European, Binstead & Son, High street
Liverpool & London & Globe, James E. Grimsby, Black rock; & William Smith, High street
London Fire & Life, Thomas Collins, Portland place
Norwich Union Fire & Life, Edward Rusbridge, High st
Phoenix Fire, George Walder
Rock Life, Alfred T. Long, High street
Royal Fire & Life, Peter Chick, Steyne
Royal Exchange Fire & Life, Arthur Smith, Aston house
Royal Farmers’ Fire & Life, James Meaden, High street
Sovereign Fire & Life, William Cowdray, High street
Sun Fire & Life, Wm. Kimber Wonham, Studley terrace

Bognor Promenade & Pier Company (limited), Aston house, Arthur Smith, secretary
Mechanics’ Institute, High street, James Blackman, sec
Town Surveyor’s Office, Aston house

Registrar of Births & Deaths, A. Binstead, High street
Clerk to the Local Board of Commissioners, Frederick Elkins, Hothampton place
Treasurer to the Local Board of Commissioners, James Smith, Steyne

Parish Church, St. Mary Magdelen, Rev. E. Eedle, M.A. vicar
Episcopal Chapel (St. John the Evangelist), Rev. Edward Miller, M.A. incumbent
Independent Chapel, Dorset gardens, ministers various
Wesleyan Chapel, High street, ministers various

Jubilee, High street, Miss Mary J. Scovell, mistress
National, South Bersted, William Hodges, master
Infant, Dorset gardens, Miss Harriett Lemay, mistress

Omnibuses meet the trains at Bognor station
Omnibuses & flys for private parties are always to be obtained from Mrs. Naldrett, of the Norfolk hotel; Mr. Newman, of the Claremont hotel; & H. B. Adames, Waterloo square

CARRIER TO CHICHESTER.- Richd. Oliver, West st. daily

Adams Miss, Hothampton place
Boileau Gen. Albert terrace
Bull George H. esq. High street
Conder Rev. Alfred, M.A. [rector of Middleton], Spence ter. Upper Bognor
Cooper Mr. John, Steyne
Curtis Mrs. Bedford place
Deacon Richard, esq. Bedford place
Dyson Major, Spencer terrace, Upper Bognor
Elkins Frederick, esq. Hothampton place
Fitzpatrick Mrs. Fitzleet house
Fletcher Mrs. Bersted lodge
Graham Mrs. York house
Graeme Sutherland, esq. Sudley lodge
Grey Rev. John Barton, Spencer ter
Hardwicke Mrs. Camden house
Harrison Col. Leicester house
Hore Charles, esq. Steyne
Isaacs Asher, esq. Dome house west, Upper Bognor
Jackson Mrs. Admiral, Sudley terrace
Lock Mrs. Hothampton place
Lomax James O’Bryen, esq. High st
Mair Col. Hothampton
Meadows Mrs. Llandilo cottage
Miller Rev. Edward, M.A. Upper Bognor
Morrison John, esq. Friendraught ho
Naylor Mrs. Upper Bognor
Osborn Charles, M.D. Frederick place
Pacy Mr. Thomas, Nelson house, Steyne
Palmer Mr. Thomas, Steyne
Paynter Henry G. esq. Sudley terrace
Peace William, esq. Russell place
Peskett Mrs. Lucy, Portland place
Prendergast Mrs. Ormonde house
Rice Col. Upper Bognor
Rolleston George, esq. Bognor lodge
Scanlan Mrs. Eliza, Steyne
Scanlan Mrs. Elizabeth, Steyne
Smith Miss Sarah, Bedford place
Smith William, esq. Albert villa
Strathmore Earl of, The Den
Street Mrs. High street
Thompson William, M.D. Hothampton house
Thompson William W. esq. Hothampton house
Todd John Markwell, M.D. High street
Turner Richard William, esq. Upper Bognor
Walters Charles, esq. Pavilion
Wansey William, esq. 2 Victoria place
Webb Miss, Hothampton place
Wilshim James, esq. Hothampton place
Winkworth Mrs. Russell place
Witham Mrs. Arran cottage
Yeates Edmund, esq. Portland place

Adames Henry B. licensed to let horses, cab, fly & omnibus proprietor, High street
Adames James, butcher, High street
Adams Aaron, day school, Dorset gardens
Agate Thomas, outfitter, High street
Andrews Emily (Mrs,), lodging house, Steyne
Aylmore Stephen Fleet, baker, Bedford street
Bailey Sarah (Mrs.), baker, High street
Batchelor Ellen (Miss), baker, High street
Beaton Jesse, fishmonger, High street
Bennett Albert Thomas, grocer, West street
Bicknell Frederick, lapidary, High street
Bicknell Henry, butcher, High street
Bigwood Jane Sarah (Miss), milliner, Waterloo square
Binstead & Son chemists, High street
Binstead A. registrar of births & deaths, High street
Blackman James, tailor, West street
Blackman James, secretary to mechanics’ institute, High street
Bognor Promenade & Pier Company (limited) (Arthur Smith, secretary), Aston house
Bramwell Caroline (Mrs.), Sussex commercial & family hotel, High street
Briant Mary Ann (Miss), dressmaker, Steyne
Burgess John, station master, Railway station
Caplin Richard, bricklayer, Portland place
Carter Charlotte (Mrs.), lodging house, Steyne
Carter Joseph, tobacconist, High street
Catchlove John, beer retailer, Bedford street
Charlett Henry, butcher, High street
Chick Peter, silversmith & watch maker, Steyne
Clapshoe James, Wheatsheaf, West street
Clements Thomas, livery stables, High street
Collins George, plumber, Russell place
Collins Thomas, builder, Portland place
Colliss John, lodging house, High street
Conder Rev. Alfred, M.A. school for sons of gentlemen, Spencer terrace
Cooke John, shoemaker, Steyne
Cooper George, lodging house, South View
Cooper Richard, draper, High street
Covey, Ellen (Miss), ladies’ boarding school, Frederick place
Cowdray William, tailor & habit maker, High street
Cox Arthur, builder, High street
Cox Frederick & John, bakers, High street
Derbyshire Hannah (Miss), ladies’ school, Sudley terrace
Edward Milham, police sergeant, county police station, London road
Fellick William, Crown inn, Market place
Field Edmund, butcher, West street
Follett Emery, plumber & painter, Dorset gardens
Goble James, beer retailer, High street
Grimsby James E. timber merchant, Black rock
Guile Mary (Mrs.), lodging house, Norfolk house
Hammond Henry, greengrocer, West street
Hammond John, ironmonger, Dorset gardens
Harfield George, lodging house, South view
Harman Henry, plumber & painter, West street
Hayward Mary (Mrs.), milliner, High street
Hewett Edward, draper & milliner, High street
Hill Edward, Beach inn, Beach
Ide Jesse, bricklayer, Melborne cottage
Joy Jesse Robert, saddler, High street
Kendall Agnes (Mrs.), agent to the Rock Building Estate, Culver villa east
Keywood James, lodging house & house agent, Albert ter
Keywood James, jun. appraiser & house agent, Waterloo square
Keywood James, jun. plumber & painter, High street
Knowles John, lodging house, Steyne
Lambeth Charles William, blacksmith, High street
Lomax James O’Bryen, artist, High street
London & County Bank (J. B. Benwell, manager), High street open tuesday, thursday & saturday); draw on head office, 21 Lombard street, London e.c.
Long Alfred Thorby, chemist, High street
Marner Alfred, beer retailer, Chapel street
Meaden Henry, carrier, West street
Meaden James, bookseller, stationer & post master, High street
Mechanics’ Institute (James Blackman, sec.), High street
Medhurst Thomas, turner, Waterloo square
Miller John, master mariner, West street
Mills John, lodging house, Beach cottage
Morris Charlotte (Mrs.), lodging house, Steyne
Morris Francis William Jerrard, boot & shoe maker, High Street
Munday James, dairyman, Dorset gardens
Naldrett Phillis (Mrs.), Norfolk private hotel, Marine parade
Newman Edwin, Claremont hotel & commercial inn, & wine & spirit merchant, coal merchant, shipowner & fly proprietor, High street & Waterloo square
Newport Henry, grocer, Upper Bognor
Ockenden Lewis, blacksmith, Chapel street
Oliver Richard, carrier, West street
Oram William, bookseller, High street
Osborn Charles, physician, Frederick place
Osborn John, coal merchant, Steyne
Pacy Charles, Elephant & Castle, Steyne street
Pacy Henry, Berkley & brewer, West street
Pacy Thomas, beer retailer, Waterloo square
Paige George, boot & shoe maker, High street
Palmer Thomas, lodging house, Steyne
Parson Daniel, draper, High street
Payne Henry William, shoe maker, Manor place
Payne John, shoe maker, West street
Phillips Ellen (Miss), fancy repository, High street
Phillips Emma (Miss), china warehouse, High Street
Philpott – (Mrs.), milliner, West street
Pinchard Sarah (Mrs.), lodging house, Waterloo square
Piper Thomas, glass & china dealer, High street
Powell & Arnold, solicitors, Steyne, & at Chichester
Pratt William, builder, Steyne
Pratt William, wheelwright, upper Bognor
Prebble Edward Taylor, printer & stationer, High street
Pullen William, fishmonger, Steyne
Quennel William, lodging house, Colebrook terrace
Ragless Joseph, sen. boat & bathing machine owner, West street
Ragless William, yacht & boat owner, Steyne
Rayner Mary Ann (Mrs.), York inn, High street
Reeve Benjamin, tailor, High street
Richards Harriet (Mrs.), lodging house, Portland place
Richards Jane (Mrs.), lodging house, Steyne
Richards John, cabinet maker, High street
Richards Peche, cabinet maker, South view
Richards Robert, tailor & draper, Manor place
Richardson James, bricklayer, Dorset gardens
Richardson William Henry, Railway tavern, London Road
Robinson & Rogers, grocers, High street
Robinson Edward, gardener, Upper Bognor
Royston Ezra Walter, boot & shoe maker, West street
Rusbridge Edward, grocer & house agent & agent for Waterloo square & Marine parade houses, High street
Rush & Cousens, grocers, High street
Sait Edmund, dairyman, Bersted Lodge farm
Slaney Joseph, furniture dealer, Steyne street
Slaughter John, whitesmith, Bedford street
Smith Arthur, architect & surveyor, & secretary to the Bognor Pier Company, Aston house
Smith Edward James, dentist, Steyne
Smith James, bath & lodging house proprietor, & treasurer to the Local Board of Commissioners, Steyne
Smith Maria (Miss), berlin wool & toy warehouse, West street
Smith William, hair dresser & stationer, High street
Stringer William, leather cutter, West street
Stubbington Edward, miller, corn & coal merchant, Spencer terrace, Upper Bognor
Swain William H. baker, Steyne
Tate Ann (Mrs.), lodging house, West street
Tate Charles, ironmonger, cabinet maker, upholsterer, undertaker & house agent, High street
Thompson William, M.D. surgeon, Hothampton house
Thompson William Wittman, surgeon Hothampton house
Todd John Markwell M.D. Burgeon, High street
Tomsett Sarah (Mrs.), lodging house, Steyne
Townsend Henry, fancy repository, Waterloo square
Turner R. & N. brewers, Upper Bognor
Walls Thomas, hair dresser, Manor place
Watkins Sarah (Mrs.), poulterer & greengrocer, High st
Wonham Daniel, house & commission agent, Sudley terrace
Woods William, tobacconist, High street
Young Louisa (Miss), ladies’ school, Upper Bognor

South Bersted
Clutton Mrs. L. A. C
Collick Misses, Shripney
Collins Misses, North Bersted
Eedle Rev. Edward, M.A. Vicarage
Gray Mr. Arthur, North Bersted
Halsted Miss, Cross cot. North Bersted
Justice Richard, esq
Lintott Mrs
Mercer Miss, Springfield house
Osborn Miss
Powell John Edward, esq. Bersted cottage
Rolfe Mrs
Tree Mr. Richard
Young Rev. Samuel [Wesleyan]

Bailey Jacob, Royal Oak, North Bersted
Burchfell Burrage, beer retailer
Cole Henry, beer retailer, North Bersted
Collick George, farmer
Collins Edmund, beer retailer
Cook Thomas, grocer, North Bersted
Cooper Charles, farmer
Coote Richard, farmer, Elbridge
Cosens Thomas, shopkeeper
Dudmen Thomas, White Horse
Ede James, beer retailer, Shripney
Halsted Thomas, farmer, North Bersted
Hobgen Charles, farmer, Shripney
Hother Hy. shoe maker, North Bersted
Peskett George, farmer, Shripney
Pollington Hy. builder, North Bersted
Randall George, farmer
Richards George, farmer, North Bersted
Richards Mary (Mrs.), farmer, North Bersted
Simmonds Edward, wheelwright & blacksmith
Sparks Thomas & James, farmers, North Bersted
Tapner James, gardener
Tipper Frances (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Tipper George, builder, North Bersted
Tipper Robt. wheelwright, North Bersted
Turner Richard, farmer, North Bersted