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East Wittering

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

EAST WITTERING is a parish, in the Western division of the county, Manhood hundred, Chichester rape, county court district, diocese. and archdeaconry, West Hampnett union, and rural deanery of Boxgrove, 7½ miles south-west from Chichester, adjoining the parishes of Earnley, Birdham, and West Wittering. From the mouth of Chichester harbour to the extremity of Selsey Bill, a distance of about 8 miles, the sea has encroached so as to have absorbed a large portion of the prebendal manor of Bracklesham. The church (name not known) is a small building, with wooden belfry, nave and chancel. The living is a rectory, value £190 per annum, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of London, and held by the Rev. John Cooke, M.A. of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. The parish contains an area of 1,260 acres of arable and pasture land, and the population in 1861 was 223.

Parish Clerk, William Redman.

Letters arrive from Chichester. The nearest money order office is at Sidlesham
CARRIER TO CHICHESTER.- George Redman, every monday, wednesday & saturday

Cooke Rev. John, M.A. Rectory
Bacon Edmund, Royal Oak
Lang Lucius, blacksmith
Redman William, wheelwright
Sparkes Charles, farmer, Stubcroft
Sparkes Frederick, farmer