From Kelly’s Post Office Directory of Essex, Herts, Middlesex, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, 1867
STOUGHTON is an extensive parish, 7 miles north-west from Chichester, in the Western division of the county, hundred and union of Westbourne, Chichester county court district, rape, diocese and archdeaconry, and deanery of Boxgrove. The church of St. Mary is a plain structure, very ancient, and consists of nave, chancel, and aisles. The living is a vicarage, value £270 per annum, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of London, and held by the Rev. Francis Henry Vivian, M.A., of Trinity College, Cambridge. Christ Church, Stansted, is a neat structure, built and endowed by the late Charles Dixon, Esq. The living is a perpetual curacy, value £210 per annum, in the gift of Mrs. Dixon, and held by the Rev. Nicholas Grattan Whitestone, B.A., of Trinity College, Dublin. Stansted House, on the borders of Hants, is the seat and property of Mrs. Dixon; it stands in a finely wooded park, which covers an area of more than 1,000 acres, and which contains avenues upwards of 2 miles in length. The population in 1861 was 663, and the area is 5,422 acres.
WALDERTON (or Waldington) is a tithing of the parish, one mile south-west. NORTHWOOD is a hamlet. Stoughton Manor Farm is a quarter of a mile south; Mildmer (or Mitchmere) is half a mile south-west. Watergate, one mile west; Inholm, Pitlands, and Haslet Coppice are three quarters of a mile north-west; William’s Wood, one mile north-east. Broad Reed is a farm.
Parish Clerk, Thomas Mills.
Letters received through Emsworth, which is the nearest money order office
National School, Henry. Holloway, master; Mrs. Holloway, mistress
Dixon Mrs. Stansted house
Hall Alex. Hall, esq. J.P. Watergate ho.
Tribe Mr. John, Walderton
Vivian Rev. Fras. Hen. M.A. Vicarage
Whitestone Rev. Nicholas Grattan, B.A. Stansted parsonage
Benford David, farmer, Mitchmere farm
Dawkins Charles Edward, farmer & maltster, Walderton
Gibbens John, wheelwright, Forest side
Green Edward, farmer, Broad Reed farm
Hedgcock Edmund, wheelwright
Johnson Ben, Hare & Hounds
Lanham George, farmer, Northwood
Mills Thomas, shoe maker, Walderton
Mills Walter, blacksmith
Finnix John, farmer, Walderton
Scovell James & Walter, grocers & bakers, Walderton
Scovell Walter, beer retailer, Walderton
Vinson Chas, beer retailer, Forest side
Charles, farmer, Manor farm
Whicher Eli, farmer