From Kelly’s Post Office Directory of Essex, Herts, Middlesex, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, 1867
TILLINGTON is a neat village and parish, in the Western division of the county, Rotherbridge hundred, Midhurst union and rural deanery, Petworth county court district, Arundel rape, diocese and archdeaconry of Chichester, one mile from Petworth, on the main road to Midhurst. The church is an ancient stone building, standing on the site of one built in the twelfth century: it has nave, aisles, chancel, and lofty tower containing 3 bells: the interior is tastefully fitted up, and contains several handsome monuments. The register dates from the reign of Queen Elizabeth. The living is a rectory, annual value £740, with residence, in the gift of Lord Leconfield and held by the Rev. Robert Ridsdale., M.A., of Clare College, Cambridge, prebendary of Chichester and rector of Knockin, Salop; the curate is the Rev. Berkeley Howard-Stafford, M.A., of Trinity College, Dublin. There is a National school for boys and girls. There are two almshouses for aged labourers, built in 1840, endowed with £20 per annum each by Lord Leconfield; two members of the Styles family left the interest of £100 to be given away in bread to the poor of this parish. The population in 1861 was 908; and the number of acres is 3,766, chiefly the property of Lord Leconfield, who is lord of the manor.
UPPERTON is a small hamlet, one mile north
Parish Clerk, Charles Bridger
POST OFFICE.- Charles Bridger, receiver. Letters received through Petworth at 7.15 a.m.; dispatched at 6.55 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Petworth
National School, Henry James Triggs, master; Miss Eliza Dubbin, mistress
Eastwood Francis E. esq.
Farhall John N. esq. River farm
Horne James, esq.
Mitford Wm. T. esq. M.P., J.P. Pitt’s hill
Ridsdale Rev. Robert, M.A. [rector]
Stafford-Howard Rev. Berkeley, M.A. [curate]
Tooth Edward, esq.
Turner Thomas, esq. The Cottage; & Treasurer’s house, Guy’s hospital, London s.e.
Aylwin Elizabeth (Mrs.), farmer
Baker Henry, carpenter
Bell John, farmer
Bryder William, carpenter
Challen Shotter, butcher
Chalwin Chas, Horse Guard, & shopkeeper
Comper William, carpenter & shopkeeper
Edwards Richard, farmer, River cottage
Farhall John Naldrett, farmer, River farm
Haslett George, baker, Upperton
Haslett Robert, tailor
Lathy Thomas, farmer
Pescod Joseph, boot & shoe maker
Puttick James, farmer, Rotherbridge
Puttick William, Queen’s Head
Saunders John & Son, farmers, South farm
Wakeford James, carpenter
Wiggins Richard, farmer, Soaknoles farm