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

FITTLEWORTH is a village and parish, 3 miles south-east from Petworth, on the road to Arundel, near the river West Rother: it is in the Western division of the county, hundred of Bury, rape of Arundel, Sutton incorporation, diocese and archdeaconry of Chichester, rural deanery of Midhurst, Sutton union, and Petworth county court district. This manor, in the reign of Edward I., was held by William Dawtrey, and subsequently passed to the Bishop of Chichester, to whom it still pertains. The church is a small building in the Early English and Decorated styles, and has a chancel, nave, and north aisle. The register commences in 1701. The living is a vicarage, tithe rent £450, with glebe, in the gift of the Bishop of Chichester, and held by the Rev. Thomas Rumpf Drake, M.A., of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. There is a National school for boys and girls. The area is 2,367A. 2R. l0P., of which about one-third is arable, one-third common, and the remaining third pasture and woodland; the population in 1801 was 683.

Parish Clerk, Edmund King.

POST OFFICE.- George Southerton, receiver. Letters received through Petworth at 8 a.m.; dispatched at 6.15 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Petworth
National School, Henry Gedge, master

Drake Rev. Thomas R. M.A. Vicarage
Montgomerie Capt. Frederick [chief constable for West Sussex]
Ogilvie Lieut.-Col. Patrick, Bogner
Wells Jonah Smith, esq. Bogner
Ayling William, farmer & bargemaster, Brinkshall
Ball William, beer retailer
Boxall Richard, blacksmith
Budd Daniel, shoe maker
Budd John, farmer
Cairne George, farmer, Bedham’s farm
Collins Richd. farmer, Douglas Lake farm
Durrent Thomas, wheelwright
Gumbrell James, grocer
Hawkins George, shoe maker
Hawkins William, Swan
Hounsome John, farmer, Hesworth farm
King Charles, farmer Sovills farm
King Edmund, carpenter
King Henry, bricklayer
King William, farmer, Limbourne farm
Knight John Upton, farmer
Sadler John Thos. & Edwd. blacksmiths
Southerton George, tailor
Tickner James, farmer, Fitzleroy
Turner William, farmer, Lee farm
Turner William Jacobs, miller
Wakeford James, grocer
Whitting Anthony, grocer