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

CHIDHAM is a parish, 5½ miles west from Chichester, in the Western division of the county, Bosham hundred, Westbourne union, Chichester rape, county court district, diocese and archdeaconry, and Boxgrove rural deanery, bounded on the south by Bosham Creek and Thorney Channel, and on the north by Westbourne. The living is a vicarage, formerly appropriated to the College of Bosham, annual value £210, with residence, in the gift of Miss Walker, and held by the Rev. George Alfred Walker, M.A., of Wadham College, Oxford. The village is small, situate near the centre of the peninsula made by the two creeks before mentioned, and about a mile south of the turnpike road from Chichester to Emsworth. The area is 2,185 acres, and the population in 186l was 310.
EASTON and WESTON are tithings; Cobnor is a farm

Parish Clerk, George Bleache

Letters through Emsworth, which is the nearest money order office.

Roxford Col. Cobnor house
Hasler Mr. William
Walker Rev. George Alfred, M.A.[Vicar]

Ayling Thomas, Carpenter & beer retailer
Boorn Thomas Morgan, farmer, Manor farm
Carroll John, cowkeeper
Cox William, farmer, Hambrook
Habin John, farmer
Hackett Henry, market gardener
Hackett James, miller
Hackett John, market gardener
Hackett Stephen, market gardener
Jordan George, blacksmith
Kennett William, farmer
Kerry William, farmer
Pennicott Abraham, shoe maker
Sainsbury Thomas, farmer
Sandell William, farmer
Wackford Henry, market gardener