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

SHERMANBURY is a parish of scattered houses, 3 Miles north from Henfield, 2½; east from Partridge Green railway station, 14 north from Brighton, 10 from Horsham, 16 from Lewes, 7 from Burgess Hill railway station, and 7 south-west from Hassock’s Gate station, in the Western division of the county, Brighton county court district, Windham hundred, rape of Bramber, Steyning union, diocese of Chichester, archdeaconry of Lewes, and rural deanery of Shermanbury. The church of St. Giles is very ancient, and has a nave, chancel, and tower with 2 bells. The register dates from 1653. The living is a rectory, value £387 per annum, with residence and 15 acres of glebe, in the gift of Mrs. Hunt, and held by the Rev. John Matthew Glubb, M.A., of Exeter College, Oxford, surrogate and rural dean. Here is a girls’ school, under the patronage of Mrs. Hoper of Shermanbury Grange. The principal owners are Mrs. Henry Hunt, Rev. J. Goring, and Henry Rideout, Esq. Mrs. Henry Hunt, of Shermanbury Park, is lady of the manor. Area, 1,911 acres; the population in 1861 was 464.

Parish Clerk, Herbert Roberts.

POST OFFICE.- Charles Parsons, receiver. Letters through Hurstpierpoint, arrive at 7 a.m.; dispatched at 7 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Henfield

Mrs. Hoper’s School, Mrs. Mary Glazebrook, mistress

Glubb Rev. John Matthew, M.A. Rectory
Hoper Mrs. Grange
Hunt Henry, esq. Shermanbury park
Ede Misses, farmers
Fowler William, farmer, Fryland
Grinstead John, farmer
Holder William, wheelwright
Isted William, farmer, Sakeham
King Patience (Mrs.), blacksmith
King Thomas, Royal Oak, & grocer
Martin William, farmer, Ewhurst
Page Thomas, farmer, Oatlands
Parsons Charles, shopkeeper
Peacock Charles, carpenter
Trusler William, farmer, Abbeyland