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

BURY is a large parish, giving name to a hundred, in the Western division of the county, rape and deanery of Arundel, Sutton union, Petworth county Court district, diocese and archdeaconry of Chichester, on the Arundel road, and the navigable river Arun, 5 miles north from Arundel. The church is ancient, consisting of a nave, aisle, and chancel, in the Early English style: the pews and sittings are very old, but the interior has been repaired, and the chancel rebuilt: it has a square tower, surmounted by a spire, and 4 bells. The register dates from 1560. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £364, with residence, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester, and held by the Rev. James Carleton King, M.A., of St. Mary Hall, Oxford. Here are National schools for boys & girls, under the management of the vicar. The parish comprises 3,340 acres; in 1861 the population was 500.
WEST BURTON is a tithing of Bury, 1 mile north-west, and Horncroft is a hamlet, 2 miles north-west.

Parish Clerk, Robert Humphrey.

POST OFFICE.- Clement Goodyer, receiver. Letters are received from Petworth at 10 a.m.; dispatched at 4 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Arundel
National School, Mrs. Eliza Johnson, mistress

Bazely Rev. John
Bostock John, esq. Horncroft
Brown Mr. John Robert, West Burton
Ede Mr. William
King Rev. James Carleton B.A. [vicar]
Newland Mrs. Elizabeth, West Burton
Albery George, farmer, Horncroft
Bateman Edward, blacksmith
Bushby Henry, shopkeeper
Ede James, blacksmith
Goodyer Clement, wheelwright
Goodyer James, wheelwright
Henly George, beer retailer & farmer
Hewett Michael, farmer, West Burton
Ireland Maurice, farmer
Johnson William & Mary farmers
Johnson John, White Horse
King Edmund, farmer, West Burton
Parlett George, farmer
Scotchford John, farmer, Horncroft
Tupper William, farmer, West Burton