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

SOMPTING is a parish, in the Western division of the county, Steyning union, Brightford hundred, Worthing county court district, rape of Bramber, archdeaconry and diocese of Chichester, and rural deanery of Storrington, 59 miles south-south-west from London, one mile north-west from Lancing railway station, and 3 miles north-east from Worthing. The church is well known for its very ancient and curious Saxon tower; it has lately been handsomely decorated and re-pewed: it has an arch of early date. The living is a vicarage, annual value £199, with residence, in the gift of Henry Crofts, Esq. of Sompting Abbots, and held by the Rev. John Blake Honnywill, B.A. of St. John’s College, Cambridge. Here is a National school. The area is 2,930 acres, and the population in 1861 was 628.
COKEHAM is a hamlet in the parish of Sompting.

Parish Clerk, George Tate.

POST OFFICE PILLAR Box.- Letters are received through Worthing, & dispatched at 7 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Worthing
National School, Mrs. Boddington, mistress

Baker Mrs.
Botting Mr. Henry, Myrtle cottage
Burry Miss
Crofts Henry, esq. J.P. The Abbots
Honnywill Rev. John Blake, B.A. Vicarage
Jenner Mr. Edward
Orme Henry Mutton, esq. Lychpool

Barker Wm. Sayers, farmer, Upton farm
Bartlett James, jun. market gardener, Cokeham
Bartlett Hy., market gardener, Cokeham
Bartlett James, sen. market gardener, Cokeham
Bashford James, market gardener, Cokeham
Blaker John, market gardener
Clapshoe John, tailor, Cokeham
Dudney George, market gardener
Dyer George, wheelwright, Cokeham
Hare John, farmer, Church farm
Hill James, market gardener
Ide George, beer retailer
Kennerd James, carpenter, Cokeham
Long George, shopkeeper
Maybank James, wheelwright
Newnham Nicholas, Marquis of Granby
Penfold Clara & Jane, farmers, Cokeham
Pink Thomas, blacksmith,, Cokeham
Pullen John, market gardener, Rectory house, Cokeham
Tate George, market gardener
Tate John, shoe maker
Tate William, cowkeeper
Trower John, farmer, Yew Tree farm