Upper Beeding

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

UPPER BEEDING is a parish 53 miles south from London, about half a mile south-east from Bramber railway station, a mile and a half from Steyning, and 4 miles north from Shoreham, on the river Adur (which is navigable for small vessels), in the Western division of the county, Burbench hundred, rape of Bramber, Steyning union, diocese of Chichester, archdeaconry of Lewes, and county court district of Brighton. The church of St. Peter has nave, chancel, and south aisle, and Norman tower with 3 bells. The register dates from 1544. The living is a vicarage, value £10 only, with 11 small cottage and garden, in the gift of Magdelen College, Oxford, to whom the tithe rent charge belongs, commutation of which is £650 and held by the Rev. John Rouse Bloxam, D.D, of that college. There is a Church school. The principal landowners are H. C. Bridger, Esq., John Penfold, Esq., Sir Percy Burrell, Bart., Lord Leconfield, the representatives of the late Col, Clitheroe, and the Rev. John Goring. The ruins of Bramber castle stand at a short distance from this village, and the road from Steyning to Shoreham passes through it. The population in 1861 was 553; area. 3,847 acres.

Parish Clerk, Joseph Goddard.

POST OFFICE.- Ann Stoner, receiver. Letters through Hurstpierpoint arrive at 5 a.m.; dispatched at 8.10 p.m.; on sundays at 6.25 p.m. Steyning is the nearest money order office
Church School, Miss Elizabeth Boler, mistress

Bloxam Rev. John Rouse, D.D. [vicar], Priory

Blann Ambrose, brewer
Blann Edwd. sen. grocer & beer retailer
Budd Mary (Mrs.), King’s Head
Budd William, baker
Edwards James, shoe maker
Elliott Abm. Skeet, farmer, Beeding ct
Farley William, blacksmith, Small Dole
Fillery Richard, miller
Fisk William, market gardener, Horton
Hardwick John, farmer, Tottington frm
Harwood James, blacksmith
Jupp Richard & Jemima (Mrs.), farmers
Kidd Sarah (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Mills Morris, Rising Sun
Mills William, farmer
Steele Stephen, farmer, Lower Horton
Tweed Charles, blacksmith
Weller Diana (Mrs.), Fox, Small Dole
Wood Peter, farmer, Upper Horton
Woolger Bridger, wheelwright
Young John, timber carrier