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

SOUTHWICK is a pleasant village and railway station, in the Western division of the county, hundred of Fishergate, rape of Bramber, Steyning union, Brighton county court district, diocese of Chichester, and archdeaconry and rural deanery of Lewes, 55 miles south from London, a mile and a half east from Shoreham, and 4 miles west from Brighton. The church of St. Michael is a very neat structure. The register dates from 1654. The living is a rectory, annual value £207, with 8 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor, and held by the Rev. Francis Barney Parkes, M.A., of Christ Church, Oxford. Here is a National school, a Preventive station, and a small reading and lecture room. A considerable trade is carried on in coals and corn, by means of its connection with Shoreham harbour and the commodious wharfs: here is also a large ship building yard. A ship canal is formed from Shoreham harbour to Aldrington parish. A fair is held on the 19th of May annually. The principal landowners are Hugh Gorringe, Esq., and Mrs. E. Hall. The area is 1,470 acres, and the population in 1861 was 1,358.
FISHERSGATE is a hamlet in the parish of Southwick, situated on the coast, half a mile east.

Parish Clerk, Richard Longhurst.

POST AND MONEY ORDER OFFICE AND POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK,- Charles Cabot, postmaster. Letters from Shoreham arrive at 7.45 a..m.; dispatched at 7.45 p.m.

INSURANCE AGENT.- Liverpool & London & Globe Fire & Life, William Feist

Railway Station, Frederick John Potter, station clerk
Preventive Station,. Fishersgate, Richard Saunders. staff commander
National School, Elisha New, master

Gorringe Hugh, esq.
Hall Mrs.
New Henry, esq.
Parkes Rev. Francis Barney, M.A. [rector], Rectory
Shuttleworth Mr. John, Albion street

Agate Thomas, wheelwright
Barnes Robert, master mariner
Bassett William, beer retailer
Batterbee James Zachariah, Windmill
Bayley James, cement manufacturer, Fishersgate
Bentley William, furniture broker, Fishersgate
Boiling Thomas, master mariner
Bland Stephen; master mariner
Bradley William, outfitter
Brazier Alfred, beer retailer
Brazier Daniel, dining rooms
Brazier David, Railway tavern
Brazier George, shopkeeper
Brazier Robert, pilot
Brazier Robert, jun. master mariner
Brazier William, ship chandler
Brazier William, jun. pilot
Burgess Ann (Mrs,), Ship inn
Cabot Charles, grocer
Courtney George, pilot
Crosskey Clement, ship smith
Crosskey Wm. Schooner, & blacksmith
Crouch Alfred Jason, ironmonger
Edwards Lenny, plumber &c. Fishersgate
Edwards William, timber merchant, Commercial wharf
Farmer Arthur, chemist
Farmer Francis, Sussex Arms, Fishersgate
Fiest William, shopkeeper
Gardner George, butcher
Gardner William, farmer
Gaston Henry, Cricketers’ Arms
Green Alfred Charles, grocer, Fishersgate
Hampton Hill, shoe maker, Fishersgate
Hardwick Wm. Hamshire, coal merchant
Holden Stephen, shopkeeper
Huggett Richard, baker, Fishersgate
Juniper Rhoda (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Kenyon John, master mariner
Knight John, master mariner
Mason Henry, baker & grocer
Matthews Thomas, pilot
Mechen George, Victory
Miller James, sail maker
Mills Richard, shoe maker
Mitchell Henry, master mariner
Mitchell James, Mariners’ Arms
Mitchell William, master mariner
Morley John, blacksmith
Mugridge Michael, marine store dealer
Munday Amos, beer retailer
Munday Thomas, market gardener
Nell Richard, beer retailer
New Henry, surgeon
Nicholson John, beer retailer
Penney Robert Horne, ship owner
Percy William, shopkeeper
Peters Henry, carpenter
Roberts Hen. assistant harbour master
Robins Ralph, hair dresser
Rome George, baker
Russell Matthew, jun. dairyman, Fishersgate
Russell Matthew, butcher, Fishersgate
Sharp John, shipowner
Shepherd Ann (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Short Edward, shopkeeper, Fishersgate
Shuttleworth John & Co. ship builders, Shoreham Canal shipyards
Still Richard, shopkeeper
Upperton James, Sea Horse
Webb Leonard, butcher
West James, beer retailer, Fishersgate
Woods & Aylen, ship wrights
Young William, shoe maker