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North Chapel

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

NORTH CHAPEL is a village and parish, in the Western division of the county, union of Midhurst, county court district of Petworth, rape of Arundel, hundred of Rotherbridge, distant 5 miles north from Petworth, on the road to London, upon a gentle declivity, commanding a good view of the Downs of Surrey and Sussex. The church of St. Michael is a plain building, and has at the west end a tower with a clock. The register dates from 1716. The living is a rectory, yearly value £284, with residence, in the gift of Lord Leconfield, and held by the Rev. Robert Witherby, M.A., of St John’s College, Cambridge; the Rev. Cator Chamberlain is curate. There are two almshouses, and a neat Sunday school room, built in 1835, and endowed by Lord Leconfield, at the expense and by the direction of the late Earl of Egremont. Lord Leconfield (lord of the manor) and George Baker, Esq., are the principal landowners. The soil is clay, with subsoil of same. The chief crops are wheat, oats, and pasture. The area is 3,854 acres, and the population in 1861 was 785.

POST OFFICE.-Mrs. Sarah Upperton, receiver. Letters arrive from Petworth by foot post at 9 a.m.; dispatched at 5.45 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Petworth
Parochial School, John Thomas, master

CARRIER.- Hunt, passes through from Petworth to Guildford & Godalming

Baker George, esq. Broadlands
Baker Mrs. Stilland
Chalcraft Mrs. The Cottage
Chamberlain Rev. Cator [curate]
Taylor James, esq. Fisher street
Taylor Mrs
Witherby Rev. Robert, M.A. [rector]

Baker John, Greyhound
Berry Henry, Swan
Bryder George, blacksmith
Bryder Harriet (Mrs.), farmer
Carter Henry, shopkeeper
Chalwin George, shopkeeper
Cooper John, farmer
Denyer Samuel, farmer
Garland John, baker
Holden William, baker &. shopkeeper
Hunt Thomas, bricklayer
Legg Robert, shopkeeper & baker
Luff George, farmer
Mann John, blacksmith
Matthews James, farmer
Newman Henry, carpenter
Payne George, butcher
Peacock Henry, farmer
Pescot John, shopkeeper & tailor
Randall William, farmer
Sageman Thomas, farmer
Smith Edmund, farmer
Streets Stephen, shopkeeper
Taylor James, farmer, land, timber & estate valuer, & land steward to Earl Winterton, Fisher street
Taylor Matthew, farmer & miller
Upperton Charles, shoe maker
Upperton George, shoe maker
Wakeford William, farmer
Wilkinson Elizabeth (Mrs.), Half Moon