West Itchenor

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

WEST ITCHENOR is a small parish, 7 miles south-west from Chichester, in the Western division of the county, Manhood hundred, Chichester rape, county court district, diocese and archdeaconry, West Hampnett union. and rural deanery of Boxgrove. The church (name not known) is a neat stone structure, in the Early English style, containing small belfry of wood. tower, 3 bells, nave and chancel. The living is a rectory, yearly value £185, with residence, which formerly belonged to the priory of Boxgrove, and since the dissolution of that monastery the patronage has remained in the Lord Chancellor; the incumbent is the Rev. Alfred Fuller, B.A., of St. John’s College, Cambridge. The principal landed proprietors are Lord George Lennox and Edward William Johnson, Esq. The parish to bounded by Chichester harbour, West Wittering, and Birdham. Here is a small Custom-house for the receipt of tolls. The population in 1861 was 167, and the area to 782 acres.

Parish Clerk, Joseph Wingate.

Letters through Chichester, which is the nearest money order office

Parish School, Mrs. Martha Mitchell, mistress

Custom House, George Miller, assistant examining officer

CARRIER TO CHICHESTER.- Mrs. Bulbeck, monday, wednesday & saturday

Fuller Rev. Alfred, B.A. [rector]
Halsted John, esq. Itchenor house

Cook James, Ship
Cadwallader Merchant, agent to the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society
Cornish James, shopkeeper
Darley Henry (exors. of), coal merchants
Light Fanny (Miss), shopkeeper
Sopp John, master mariner
Turner Alfred, master mariner