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

RUDGEWICK (Or RUDGWICK) is a parish, on the borders of Surrey, 7 miles north-north-west from Horsham, and 44 south-west from London by rail, in the Western division of the county, West Easwrith hundred, rape of Arundel, Petworth union, diocese and archdeaconry of Chichester, rural deanery of Storrington, and Horsham county court district. The Horsham and Guildford direct line of rail passes through the parish, half a mile south of the village, where there is a neat station. The church of the Holy Trinity is a very handsome edifice, with a low square tower at the west end, with 6 bells and a clock: there are some fine stained glass windows; the interior consists of a chancel, nave and north aisle. The register dates from 1639. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £260, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Chichester, and held by the Rev. Benjamin Joseph Drury, B.A., of Lincoln College, Oxford. Here is a National school for boys and girls, supported by the vicar and by subscriptions from the Bishop of Chichester and others in the neighbourhood. The soil is chiefly clay and loam, for corn, turnips, &c. Sir Charles Goring, Bart., is lord of the manor; and the chief landowners are the Duke of Norfolk. John King, Esq., Captain Edward John Bunny, and John Napper, Esq., of Ifold. In close proximity to the station is the Railway Hotel, a substantial and commodious structure, with large grounds attached. The area is 5,830 acres, and the population in 1861 was 1,068.
BUCK’S GREEN, HAVEN and ROWHOOK are hamlets.

Parish Clerk, Henry Freeman.

POST & MONEY ORDER OFFICE & POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK.- Samuel Smith, receiver. Letters through Horsham delivered at 7.30 a.m.; dispatched at 6.30 p.m.

National School (boys & girls), Miss Anne Carpenter, mistress

Railway Station, George Evans, station master

CARRIERS TO HORSHAM.- Frederick Buck, by van, monday & thursday, returning the same days; Knight, from Cranley, passes through on monday, returning same day

Allberry Miss Miriam, Buck’s green
Braby James, esq. Maybanks
Churchman Frederick, Buck’s green
Cox Mr. Daniel, Church cottage
Drury Rev. Benjamin Joseph, B.A. Vicarage
Elliott Mrs. John, Buck’s green
Elliott Mr. Thomas, Red house
Matthews Misses
Napper Edwin, esq. Tisman’s house
Nelson Misses, Bellevue
Readway Mrs.

Allberry William, miller, Wanford mill
Borrer James, shopkeeper
Botting Edward, coal merchant
Botting Henry, farmer, Howick
Botting John, farmer, Hope farm
Botting William, miller, Gibbons mill
Buck Frederick, carrier
Butcher George, tailor
Butcher William, tailor
Chandler John, miller & farmer, Snells
Churchman Edward, farmer, Naldred house
Churchman John, farmer, Mill farm
Churchman Misses, young ladies’ school
Dendy Walter, shopkeeper
Edmunds Edwin, shopkeeper
Elliott William, seedsman, Horns hill
Francis James, farmer, Monk’s farm
Freeman Henry, carpenter
Goodchild James, Chequers, Rowhook
Gravett James, farmer, Jane’s farm
Grinstead James, beer retailer
Hack John, farmer & landowner
Haines Alfred, blacksmith
Hogwood William B. Railway Station hotel & commercial inn, & coal merchant
Holt Alfred, farmer, Berry house
Ireland Henry, farmer, Bignor farm
Jeal James, Queen’s Head, Buck’s green
Jenkins Henry, farmer, land valuer, estate agent & appraiser, Duke’s farm
Jenkins John, farmer, Hale farm
Jupp George, shoe maker
King George, millwright, shopkeeper & farmer, Buck’s green
King William, farmer, Linnick farm
Lovegrove Thomas, farmer
Miles Charles, beer retailer
Monday James, farmer & shopkeeper
Potter James, farmer, Marshalls
Puttock Jas. farmer, Woodsome farm
Richardson Morris, farmer, Furnace House farm, & at Slinfold
Sendall Chas. King’s Head, & butcher
Smith Samuel, greengrocer
Songhurst Edward, Cricketers
Stanford Hannah (Mrs.), farmer, Swain’s farm
Tate John, shoe maker
Walder Henry, farmer, Hyes farm
Wooberry William, farmer & landowner, Kingsfold
Worsfold George, shopkeeper