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

BROADWATER is a parish, in the Western division of the county, rape of Bramber, Brightford hundred, East Preston union, and Worthing county court district. The church is a cruciform building, partly Norman and Saxon: there is a beautiful stained glass window, in commemoration of the late rector and the Rev. William Davison: it also has an organ. The living is a rectory, yearly value £602, with residence, in the gift, of and held by, the Rev. Edward King Elliott, M.A., of Trinity College, Cambridge. A cattle and toy fair is held here on the 20th of June and 20th of October. In and near Broadwater are some very pleasant residences. Offington, formerly the seat of the De la Warr family, is now the property of T. Gainsford, Esq. The parish comprises 2,240 acres; the population in 1861 was 661.

Parish Clerk, John Price.

POST OFFICE.- William Manwaring, postmaster. Letters are received through Worthing, which is the nearest money order office

Churcher Mrs. Broadwater lodge
Depree Mrs. Broadwater road
Elliott Cyrus Alexander, esq. Elm villa
Elliott Rev. Edwd. King, M.A. Rectory
Gainsford Thomas, esq. Offington house
Holden Mrs
Horwood Charles, esq. Manor house
Jeffkins Mrs. Augusta villa
Lucas Edwin, esq. Crompton house
McCright William, esq. Broadwater road
Martin Mrs. Broadwater road
Molley Mrs. Broadwater villa
Newland Mrs
Orme George. esq. South farm
Orme Capt. William, Brooklands
Peachey Robert, esq. Broadwater road
Pilcher Rev. Francis, B.A. [curate]
Roberts Charles, esq. Grove lodge
Smith Samuel, esq. Charman Dean
Wisden Capt. T. Offington grange

Apted James, baker
Ballard Charles, miller
Bolton Daniel, farmer, Offington farm
Braby Edward, shoe maker
Brown Henry, tailor
Duffield Sarah (Mrs.), milliner
Hyde Singer Edward, surveyor
Knowles James Bushby, baker
Long James, gardener
Luff Thomas, Brewers’ Arms
Manwaring William, grocer & baker
Marner Olive (Mrs.), baker
Newland William, farmer, Decoy farm
Norton George, Maltsters’ Arms
Payne Caroline (Miss), dress maker
Payne George, blacksmith
Peachey Robert, farmer, Lyon’s farm
Piper Richard, wheelwright