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

LURGASHALL (or LURGESHALL) is a village, 5 miles north-west from Petworth, in the Western division of the county, rape of Arundel, hundred of Rotherbridge, county court district of Petworth, diocese and archdeaconry of Chichester, rural deanery and union of Midhurst. The church (name unknown), an ancient structure, consists of nave, chancel, heavy tower, spire, and 3 bells, and has also a very ancient porch on the south side. The living is a rectory, commuted at £463 per annum, with residence, in the gift of Lord Leconfield, and held by the Rev. Septimus Fairles, B.A., of St. John’s College, Cambridge. Here is a National school for boys and girls. The parish contains 4,850 acres, with a population in 1861 of 727.

Parish Clerk, Alfred Ball.

POST OFFICE.- Jonathan Saunders, receiver. Letters by foot post from Petworth at 8.30 a.m.; dispatched at 5 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Petworth

National School, Alfred Ball, master; Mrs. Jane Ball, mistress

Fairles, Rev. Septimus, B.A. [rector]
Yaldwin Major-Gen. John, Blackdown cottage

Adsett Henry, shoe maker
Bridger William, farmer
Chalwin George, farmer, Brockhurst
Chalwin James, shopkeeper
Cooper Charles, farmer, Mill farm
Cooper Edward, miller
Enticknapp Henry, blacksmith
Enticknapp Henry, blacksmith, Rundhurst
Enticknapp William, blacksmith
Etherington Edmund, shopkeeper
Gadd Richard, farmer, Old mill dam
Goble George, farmer, Ramsfold
Hills George, Noah’s Ark, & shopkeeper
Hills Henry, farmer, Rundhurst
Hill Noah, carpenter, Dial green
Hughes James, shopkeeper
Lickfold Edward, farmer, Boxland
Lickfold Frederick & Edward, farmers, Hill grove
Lickfold William, wheelwright
Lucking Edward, farmer
Mellish Richard, farmer, Diddesfield
Mills Thomas, farmer
Payne William, farmer
Remnant Robert, farmer
Saunders Jonathan, shoe maker & shopkeeper