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

WEST HAMPNETT is a parish, giving name to a union, a mile and a half east from Chichester, and 60 miles from London, in the Western division of the county, Box and Stockbridge hundred, Chichester rape, county court district, diocese and archdeaconry, and rural deanery of Boxgrove. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £52, with residence, in the gift of the Duke of Richmond, and held by the Rev. Robert Sutton, M.A., of Exeter College, 0xford. The spacious mansion house, formerly called West Hampnett Place, but now used as the Union House, is of ancient date: the house was probably built by Richard Sackville (uncle of Thomas, first Lord Buckhurst), and was converted to its present purpose by the late Duke of Richmond, whose property it is. West Hampnett union comprises the following parishes, viz.:- Aldingbourn, Appledram, Barnham, Binderton, Binsted, Birdham, Boxgrove, Donnington, Earnley, Eartham, East Dean, Eastergate, East Lavant, East Wittering, Felpham, Graffham, Hunston, Madehurst, Merston, Middleton, Mid Lavant, New Fishbourne, North Mundham, Oving, Pagham, Rumboldswyke, Selsey, Sidlesham, Singleton, Slindon, Tangmere, Upper Waltham, Walberton, West Hampnett, West Itchenor, West Stoke, West Wittering, and Yapton. The population of the parish in 1861 was 502, and the area is 1,899 acres, chiefly arable land.
WESTERTON, one mile north; MAUNDLING (Or Maudlin), half a mile east; WOODCOTE, one mile north, are hamlets of West Hampnett. WATERBEECH is a mile and a half north-east.

Parish Clerk, John Lillywhite.

Letters through Chichester, which is the nearest money order office

West Hampnett Union House, R. G. Raper, esq. clerk to the guardians; George Aylward, master; Mrs. Marian Aylward, matron; Mrs. Charlotte Jessop, schoolmistress

Relieving Officers, Thomas Humphreys, Tangmere; James Frederick Heath, Rumboldswyke; William Dawtrey, Birdham; Ephraim Adams, Singleton; Robt. Ellis, Yapton

National School, Miss Mary Ann Dean, mistress

Caffin Mr. James Cousens
Cogan Thos. Stephens, esq. Church frm
Gilbert Mrs. Westerton
Sutton Rev. Robert, M.A. Vicarage
Swan Mrs. Maudlin
Woodbridge Arthur E. esq. Woodcote
Wright Mr. Robert

Binsted John, shopkeeper, Westerton
Boswell John, blacksmith, Maudlin
Drury Sarah (Mrs.), Richmond Arms, Waterbeech
Ellis John, builder, statuary, stone merchant, mason, & monumental tomb & grave cross maker, Cemetery works
Gearing Geo. Coach & Horses, Maudlin
Goatcher William, White Swan
Hammond Thomas, boot & shoe maker, Maudlin
Langrish William, surveyor of turnpike roads, Westerton
Pelley William, whitesmith, Westerton
Rusbridger George, farmer, Westerton
Sadler Henry, miller
Woodbridge Arthur E. farmer, Woodcote
Wright James, soda water maker