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

WALBERTON is a village and parish, 3½ miles south-west from Arundel, and 7½ east from Chichester, in the Western division of the county, Avisford hundred, Arundel rape, county court district and rural deanery, West Hampnett union, diocese and archdeaconry of Chichester. The church of St. Mary is of Saxon architecture, and has a small wooden belfry with 3 bells, and a neat spire. The register dates from 1556. The living is a vicarage, with that of Yapton annexed, joint commuted rent-charges £557, with 26½ acres of glebe here and residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Chichester, and held by the Rev. Thomas Stuart Lyle Vogan, M.A., of St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. Here are National schools for about 90 boy and girls; and also a girls’ school supported by Miss Pack. Walberton House, the seat of Richard Prime, Esq., J.P., is a handsome mansion, built about the year 1817 by Sir Robert Smirke, it stands on the site of a former manor-house: the hall and staircase, as also the library, are very beautiful and costly. Avisford House and estate, situated near the northern boundary of the parish, is the property of Mrs. Reynell Pack, and gives name to the hundred: it stands on an elevated site, tastefully adorned, commanding extensive views of the sea and surrounding country. Richard Prime, Esq., is chief landowner. John Nash, in 1732, bequeathed a house and land, with a rent-charge of £12, for teaching the poor children of this parish. The Arundel and Chichester road crosses the northern boundary of the parish. The area is 1,722 acres, and in 1861 it contained 588 inhabitants.

Parish Clerk, William Booker.

POST OFFICE.- Mary Cole White, receiver. Letters are delivered from 9 a.m.; dispatched to Arundel at 4.45 p.m.; on sundays at 10.45. The nearest money order office is at Arundel

National School, Gilbert Morton, master; Mrs. Suter, mistress

Day Miss, Hill cottage
Harding Mr. James, Church farm
Long John, esq. Hill house
Pack Mrs. Reynell, Avisford house
Prime Richard, esq. Walberton house
Vogan Rev. Thos. S. L. J.P., M.A. [vicar]
Ayling Elizabeth & Mary, dress makers
Ayling Charles, photographer
Baker James, Ball’s Hut
Barton William, farmer
Bateman William, wheelwright
Booker William, stone mason & builder
Burch George, carrier & beer retailer
Ellis Edward, brewer, maltster & farmer
Farnden Henry, baker
Farnden Thomas, plumber
Haines William, artist
Hatchet Robert, blacksmith
Hide George, farmer
Humphrey John, grocer
Richardson James, grocer & draper
Shepherd James, butcher
Shipton Samuel, shopkeeper
Short Solomon, miller
Suter James, carpenter
Suter James, miller
Suter Richard, farmer & maltster
Todman Emily (Mrs.), Royal Oak
Toogood Arthur, boot & shoe maker
White Mary Cole (Miss), shopkeeper