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

HENFIELD is a village, parish, and railway station on the Shoreham and Horsham branch, in the Western division of the county, hundred of Tipnoak, union of Steyning, rape of Bramber, Chichester diocese, Lewes archdeaconry, Shermanbury rural deanery, and Brighton county court district, 5¾ miles north-east-by-north from Steyning, 11 north from Brighton, 7 from Hassock’s gate, 8 north from Shoreham, and 11 south from Horsham. The church of St. Peter is in the later style of English architecture, with massive square tower containing 6 bells, which was repaired in 1855, when the church was also new roofed. The register dates from 1559. The living is a vicarage, value £412 per annum, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Chichester, and held by the Rev. John O’Brien, M.A., of Queen’s College, Cambridge. There are schools for boys, girls, and infants, supported by voluntary contributions. A Mechanics’ Institute has been established, with a library, and a good supply of papers and periodicals: lectures are occasionally given: it comprises upwards of 80 members. The navigable river Adur flows on the west of the parish. The Bishop of Chichester is lord of the manor; and the Hon. Robert Curzon, Thomas Wisden, J. L. W. Dennett, Edwin Parr, and D. and L. Borrer, Esqrs., are the principal landowners. The soil is sandy and loamy. The chief crops are wheat turnips, and oats. The population in 1861 was 1,662; the area is 4,491 acres.

Parish Clark, William Hodges.

POST & MONEY ORDER OFFICE & POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK.- Phillip Stenning, receiver. Letters through Hurstpierpoint arrive at 4.15 a.m.; dispatched at 8.40 p.m.; delivery, 7 a.m. in summer & 7.30 a.m. in winter

County Fire, James Martin
Equitable, Thomas Stevens
Liverpool & London & Globe, Philip Stenning
London Assurance, C. Longley
Provincial, James B. Morley, High street
Royal Fire & Life, Samuel Tobitt
Sun Fire, John F. Martin

Railway Station, James Strevens, station muster
Mechanics’ Institute, Henry Longley, secretary

Clerk to Commissioners of Cowfold & Henfield Turnpike Roads, Thomas Coppard
Registrar of Births, Deaths, & Marriages, & Relieving Officer, William Stent Challen
National School (boys, girls & infants), Francis John Randall, master; Mrs. C. Little, mistress; Miss Urrey, infants’ mistress

POSTING HOUSE.- George inn, Walter William Welling

CARRIER TO BRIGHTON.- Mrs. Catherine Pattenden, tuesday, thursday & saturday, returning same days

Blackburn Mrs
Borrer Miss
Burtenshaw Mr. John
Caudle Adolphus William Wisden, esq
Coppard Thomas, esq.
Dunlop Mrs. Red oaks
Falconer Miss
Gambler Rev. Frederic, M.A.
Hall Rev. George [Independent]
Hall Eardley Nicholas, Borrow hill
Hedgecock Miss
Lamb CharIes, esq. Batts
Lashmar Miss
Lewis Charles Francis, esq.
Melville Miss, Henfield lodge
Morgan Frederick, esq.
Morley Henry, esq.
Napper John, esq. Henfield place
Nuness Miss, Elm grove
O’Brien Rev. John, M.A. Vicarage
Parr Edwin, esq.
Piper Mr. George Henry, Shiprods
Robertson Rev. Divie, Ferry’s cross
Smith Alfred, esq. Wantley
Smith Arthur, esq. Builsboro’
Stephen Mrs
Stoner Charles N. esq.
Stringer Mr. Henry
Woodward Nicholas, Martin’s lodge
Wisden Charles, esq.

Bailey Sarah (Mrs.), confectioner
Baines Jane (Mrs.), farmer, Lancasters
Barringer Henry, miller
Botting Frederick, plumber & glazier
Bowtie William Thomas, corn & coal merchant, Mockbridge
Cain James, tailor
Carr Gaius, boot & shoe maker
Caudle Adolphus Wm. Wisden, surgeon
Challen William Stent, relieving officer & registrar of births, deaths & marriages
Clarkson Fredk. Jas. farmer, Parsonage
Cooper William, millwright
Coppard Thomas, solicitor, perpetual commissioner, commissioner for taking affidavits in all the courts, & clerk to commissioners of Cowfield & Henfield turnpike roads
Cutress John, butcher
Cutress William, farmer
Dudman Jane, lodging house
Duke Thomas, farmer
Fillery Richard, miller
Frost James William, grocer
Gardener William, tailor
Gates William, beer retailer
Greenfield James, market gardener
Greenfield Sarah (Mrs.), straw bonnet ma
Harwood Kate & Susan (Misses), ladies’ school
Hider James, blacksmith
Hider John, blacksmith
Holman George, miller
Hyder John, Plough
Keywood William, New inn
Kennard Daniel, grocer
Kennard Leah (Mrs.), baker
King Harry, market gardener
Knight Mary (Mrs.), Station inn
Lewis Charles Francis, physician
Longley Brothers, drapers, manufacturers & woolstaplers
Lougley Chas. grocer & tallow chandler
Ludbitter George, wheelwright
Martin John, wheelwright & carpenter
Martin John Fairs, White Hart commercial inn, & agent to the sun Fire Insurance Office
Martin Richard, farmer
Morley George, brick maker
Morley Richard, saddler & coal merchant
Morley William, gaiter maker
Morris George, boot & shoe maker
Morris Thomas, boot & shoe maker
Muzzell John, farmer
Newman Henry, Bull
Pattenden Catherine (Mrs.), carrier
Pattenden Edward, grocer
Penikett John, hair dresser
Smith Alfred, farmer & landowner, Wantly farm
Spilsbury Harriet (Mrs.), straw bonnet maker
Stapley George, farmer, Brookside
Stenning Philip, grocer
Stevens Thomas, watch maker
Stone James, cooper
Thorns John, farmer
Thorns John, jun. butcher
Tobitt Samuel, draper & grocer
Vinall David, shoe maker
Vinall William, tailor
Ward Peter, gun maker
Ward William, builder
Welling Walter William, George inn & posting house, & fly proprietor & corn dealer
Warden Thomas, farmer
Williams Thomas, farmer, Betley
Wish Misses, ladies’ school
Yeates Stephen, boot & shoe maker