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

BOSHAM is a village and parish, 4 miles west from Chichester, in the hundred of the same name, Western division of the county, rape, county court district, diocese and, archdeaconry of Chichester, deanery of Boxgrove; and Westbourne union; Two branches of the great estuary, Chichester Harbour and Bosham Creek, form the boundaries of the parish east, west, and south, and Funtington on the north. The church of the Holy Trinity is partly in the Early English style and partly in that which prevailed in the fourteenth century: the prebendal stalls still remain in the chancel, and in the north wall is a niche, with crocketed ornaments, enclosing a female recumbent figure, of a style of earlier than the reign of Edward I. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £270, with residence, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Chichester, and held by the Rev. Henry Mitchell, M.A., of Lincoln College, Oxford. Here are the extensive brick, tile and fancy pottery works of A. Cheesman, Esq., under the management of George Hounsom. The principal landowners are Lord FitzHardinge, Col. Webber Smith, Alfred Cheesman, Esq., the representatives of the late E. Humphry, Esq., Mrs. Farndell, E. W. Johnson, Esq. Thomas Heaver, Esq., and John Baring, Esq. The South Coast Railway passes through the northern portion of the parish, and has a station at Broadbridge, called the Bosham station. The area is 3,839 acres; the population in 1861 was 1,158.

BROADBRIDGE, CREED, OLD FISHBOURNE, GOSPORT, and WALTON, are tithings belonging to this parish.

Parish Clerk, John Humphrey.

Letters through Chichester, which is the nearest money order office
Railway Station, Broadbridge, William Simmins, clerk

PUBLIC OFFICERS :- Coroner for the Hundred of Bosham (comprising the Parishes of Bosham, Chidham, Funtington, West Stoke, Thorney Island (& Pilsey Isle), Alfred Cheesman, esq
Collector of Taxes, Thomas Harris

Allam Mrs
A. Pedaile Mrs. North villas, Old Fishbourne
Bennett Mr. Robert
Berkeley Hon. Charles, J.P. Old park
Cheesman Alfred, esq. [coroner for the hundred of Bosham], Rectory house
Farndell Mrs. Gothic cottage
Hopkins Mr. George
Mitchell Rev. Henry, M.A. [vicar] Vicarage
Idle Mrs
Stocker Mr. Richard

Apps Emma (Mrs.) shopkeeper
Apps George, shipwright, Gosport
Apps William, shipwright
Batchelor William, shopkeeper
Bone Frederick Charles, coalmerchant
Brick, Tile, Drainpipe & Pottery Works (Alfred Cheesman, esq. proprietor; George Hounsom; manager), & at Stansted
Collins Thomas, Berkley Arms
Collins William, White Swan
Cooper William Edward, shopkeeper & coal merchant, Old Fishbourne
Frogbrook John, Anchor
Gatehouse Thomas, miller, Broadbridge mill
Harris Thomas, collector of taxes
Hatchard William, shoe maker, Old Fishbourne
Heaver John, farmer, Broadbridge farm
Hoare Geo. blacksmith, Old Fishbourne
Hounsom George, manager to A. Cheesman, esq. Pottery works
Humphrey John, shoe maker
Kearvell John, wheelwright
Kearvell Stephen, wheelwright
Kerwood Edward & William, farmers, Old Church farm
Marsh Henry, bricklayer
Moon Henry, blacksmith
Napper Charles Henry, shopkeeper
Nutter Luke; coasting captain, Gosport
Olliver George Stephen, farmer, Old Park & Stone Walls farms
Perver George, baker
Redman George & Edward, blacksmiths
Reeves George, boot & shoe maker
Singer George, farm bailiff for John Baring, esq. Polthooks
Treagust Fanny {Mrs.), Black Boy, Old Fishbourne
Trevett John & Son, maltsters
Trevett Edward, Glo’ster inn
Walker William, farmer, Colner farm
Wedge George. beer retailer
Wells William Charles, farmer, Leese farm
Weston George, farmer, Sturt’s farm
Young Thomas, miller