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

WASHINGTON is a pleasant village and parish, 56 miles south-south-west from London, 4½ north-west from Steyning railway station, 7 north from Worthing, in the Western division of the county, Steyning hundred, Worthing county court district, rape of Bramber, Thakeham union, diocese and archdeaconry of Chichester, and rural deanery of Storrington. The church (St. Mary) is of Norman origin, and is now (with the exception of the tower) being entirely rebuilt, at a cost of £2,600. The living is a vicarage, value about £200 per annum, with residence and 20 acres of glebe, in the gift of Magdalen College, Oxford, and held by the Rev. John Walker Knight, M.A., of that college. New schools are also about to be erected. The soil chiefly belongs to Major C. F. Sandham, the Duke of Norfolk, Sir Charles Goring, Bart., and the Rev. John Goring. Rowdell House, the seat and property of Major C. F. Sandham, and Highden, the residence of Sir Charles Goring, Bart., are both pleasant mansions, situated upon high ground, commanding extensive and beautiful prospects over the surrounding country. The parish comprises 3,162 acres, with a population in 1861 of 908.

Parish Clerk, Alfred Goatcher.

POST OFFICE.- Benjamin Cripps, receiver. Letters from Hurstpierpoint arrive at 7.25 a.m.; dispatched at 6.20 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Storrington

INSURANCE AGENT.- Liverpool & London & Globe Fire & Life, Benjamin Cripps

Ansell Mr. Thomas
Beck Mrs. Church house
Beck John Grant, esq. Church house
Goring Sir Charles, bart. J.P. Highden
Knight Rev. John Walker, M.A. Vicarage
Marsh Henry, esq.
Sandham Major Charles Freeman, Rowdell house

Baker Alfred, grocer
Beck John Grant, solicitor, Church ho.
Botting Charles, farmer, Chancton farm
Bowley Henry, farmer
Cripps Benjamin, grocer
Cripps James, butcher
Ede John, blacksmith
Floate Thomas, lime burner
Goatcher James, nurseryman
Goatcher Saml. nurseryman, Heath common
Goatcher William, nurseryman, Rock
Hampton George, farmer, North farm
Haslett George, shoe maker
Holloway -, Frankland Arms
Hook Henry, farm bailiff, Clayton
Jenner William, beer retailer
Macklin Charles, shoe maker
Morgan Robert, market gardener
Paul George, grocer
Potten Raymond, wheelwright
Read James Henry, relieving officer & registrar of births & deaths
Sheppard Charles, Red Lion
Skinner John, farmer, Sandhill farm
Thorns James, shopkeeper
Tidey & Baker, brick makers
Wallace George, timber merchant
Wells Edward, farmer, Whitelands
Wells Peter, bricklayer
West William, Swan
Wood William, carpenter