West Grinstead

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

WEST GRINSTEAD is a parish and village, 6¾ miles south from Horsham, 8½ north from Steyning, 43 from London, in the Western division of the county, rape of Bramber, West Grinstead hundred, union and county court district of Horsham, and diocese and archdeaconry of Chichester, situated on the line of railway between Shoreham and Horsham, and on the turnpike road to Worthing. The river Adur, which is navigable for small vessels, runs through the parish. The church of St. George is an ancient building: it contains monuments to the Powlett, Burrell, and Caryll families, and a few fine old brasses. The register dates from the year 1556. The living is a rectory, tithe rent charge £1,120, with 100 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of Lord Leconfield, and held by the Rev. Thomas Wall Langshaw, B.A., of St. John’s College, Cambridge. The Rev. John Goring, M.A. (lord of the manor), and Sir Percy Burrell, Bart., M.P. are owners of the land. There is a Church of England school, and a Roman Catholic chapel. The population in 1861 was 1,403, and the area is 6,658 acres.

PARTRIDGE GREEN is a hamlet, with a station on the Shoreham and Horsham branch line, situated about 2 miles south-east. Letters for this hamlet should be addressed through Hurstpierpoint.

Parish Clerk, Henry Mitchell.

POST OFFICE.- George Stone, receiver. Letters arrive from Horsham at 8 a.m.; dispatched at 5.30 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Henfield

National School, Henry Mitchell

West Grinstead, Thomas Plowman, station master
Partridge Green, John Evans, station master

Brander Robert Burnett, esq. Bletchmordean house
Burrell Sir Percy, bart. M.P. West Grinstead house
Coates Mrs
Denis Rev. John M, [Roman Catholic]
Gates Mr. Jno. Homelands, Partridge grn
Langshaw Rev. T. W. B.A. Rectory
Wood Mr. George

Barnett William, grocer
Biggs Walter, blacksmith, Partridge grn
Boniface Benjamin, farmer
Boniface William, farmer, Hob shorts
Bowley Henry, carpenter
Bristow Edward, farmer, Partridge grn
Brown Henry, farmer, Clothells
Caffyn Matthew, farmer
Caffyn Thomas, farmer
Cray John, Tabby Cat inn
Dale John, farmer, Sand’s farm
Dale Thomas, farmer, Rookland
Gates George, farm bailiff
Grinyer Charles, farmer, Well land
Harding David, farmer
Harding Henry, carpenter
Hillman Edward, blacksmith, Dial post
Hoad Joseph, Green Man
Hoadley – (Mrs.), farmer, Thisleworth
Kensett David, brick makr. Joulsfield com
Luckin Edward, farmer, Homeland, Partridge green
Luckin Luke, farmr. Mote, Partridge grn
Michell Henry, shopkeeper
Monnery William, farmer, Rook cross
Nailard Thomas, farmer, Needs
Owens George, wheelwright
Page George, butcher, Partridge green
Rapley Emma (Miss), milliner, Partridge green
Rapley George, miller & corn & coal merchant, Partridge green
Rapley Walter, farmer, High land
Sayers Henry, farmer, Partridge green
Short Stephen, farmer, Pothill
Skinner Richard, seminary
Skinner Thomas, shoe maker, Partridge green
Stanford Fredk. farmer, Partridge grn
Stone William, cooper
Stoner Stephen, Hare & Hounds, Partridge green
Stringer Geo. bricklayer, Partridge grn
Summersell Elizabeth (Mrs.), farmer, Dial post
Wells William, farmer
Woolgar Alfred, shoe ma. Partridge green
Worsfold Henry, wheelwright, Partridge green
Young Richard, Burrell Arms