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

LODSWORTH is a parish and liberty, with the hamlet of LICKFOLD, in the Western division of the county, county Court district of Petworth, Chichester rape, diocese and archdeaconry, hundred of Easebourne, rural deanery and union of Midhurst, situate halfway. between Midhurst and Petworth 3½ miles from each of these towns. The manor is described in ancient records as a liberty, having the benefit of certain exemptions, granted to the Bishop of London, who at one time was lord of the manor: it was granted by Henty VIll. to Sir Anthony Browne, and thus became part of Cowdry. The church of St.Peter, an ancient edifice, consists of nave, chancel, two side aisles, north and south transepts, and square tower containing 3 bells, and has been completely restored. The register commences in 1563. The living is a perpetual curacy, value £56 per annum, with residence, in the gift of the Earl of Egmont, and held by the Rev. Leopold S. Clarke, B.C.L, of New College, Oxford. Here is a neat substantial National school for boys and girls. The Earl of Egmont is lord of the manor and impropriator of the tithes. The parish is about 8 miles long, and extends over 1,805 acres, and had in 1861 a population of 629.

Parish Clerk, Edmund Terry

POST OFFICE.- Mrs. Mary Ann Pescod, receiver. Letters from Petworth at 8 a.m.; dispatched at 6.15 p.m. The nearest money order offices are at Midhurst and Petworth

National School, James Hunt, master; Mrs. Mary Hunt, mistress

Clarke Rev. Leopold S.B.C.L. [incumbent]
Clue Mr. John
Dennett Mullens, esq.
Ford, Misses
Henry James, esq. J.P. Blackdown house
Hollist Hasler, esq. J.P. Lodsworth ho

Archer Jane (Mrs.), wheelwright, Lickfold
Ayling Thomas, bricklayer
Boxall Charles, timber dealer
Child William, shopkeeper
Clark James, farmer
Cooper William, miller
Cresswell John, farmer
Dearling Thomas, farmer, Hurlands farm
Dennett Mullens, farmer
Eames Charles, farmer
Eames George, farmer
Farthing James, grocer
Gadd Edward, miller, Lods bridge
Gill Richard, Hollist Arms
Hills Charles, farmer, Moorland farm
Hills Henry, blacksmith
Hills Thomas, Three Horseshoes, Lickfold
Horn John, shopkeeper
Milton John, farmer, Lickfold
Pescod Joseph, shoe maker
Smith Henry, George & Dragon, Halfway bridge
Stening John, wheelwright
Terry Edmund, tailor
Tribe Mrs. Elizabeth, grocer, Lickfold
Tribe William, blacksmith, Lickfold