Wisborough Green

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

WISBOROUGH GREEN is an extensive parish, 3 miles west from Billingshurst railway station, and 5 north-east from Petworth, in the Western division of the county, union and county court district of Petworth, rape of Arundel, hundreds of Bury, Rotherbridge and West Easwrith, diocese and archdeaconry of Chichester, and rural deanery of Storrington. The church of St. Peter is an old stone building standing on an eminence: it has nave, aisles, chancel, and octangular shingled spire and 4 bells. The living is a vicarage, with the curacy of Loxwood annexed, joint annual value £440, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of London, and held by the Rev. Maze William Gregory, M.A., of Wadham College, Oxford. There is a Parochial school for boys and girls, held in a neat building, erected by subscription. A branch of the Petworth union for children is situated here. Drunswick Place is an ancient house, a seat of the early Bishops of Chichester: it is now occupied by Mr. James Woods, an extensive farmer. The soil is chiefly a strong clay, belonging to various owners. The population in 1861 was 1,682, and the number of acres 8,494, a great portion of which are woods.
LOXWOOD (or Loxwood End) is a hamlet, 3 miles north. The chapel of ease is a neat building, consisting of body and chancel.
HARESFOLD, SHIPBOURN, and PALLINGHAM are hamlets, with 1,970 acres, and are included in Wisborough Green.

Parish Clerk, Thomas Melville.

POST OFFICE.- William Ellis, postmaster. Letters from London arrive by mall cart from Horsham at 5 a.m.; dispatched at 7.50 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Billingshurst

Norwich Union Fire & Life, William Ellis
Royal Farmers’, Henry Hemming, Loxwood

Union Workhouse, Thomas Melville, master; Mrs. Elizabeth Melville, matron
Parochial school,

BRIGHTON – Charles Coles, friday, returning saturday
GUILDFORD – Henry Coombes, sat. returning same day
HORSHAM – Henry Coombes, monday & thursday, returning same days
LONDON – George Standen, to ‘Nag’s Head,’ Borough, wednesday, returning, via Guildford, friday

Boxall Henry, esq.
Gregory Rev. Maze Wm. M.A. Vicarage
King John, esq. J.P. Great house, Loxwood
Mitchell Mrs.
Napper Henry Fredck. esq. Laker’s lodge
Napper Mr. William
Peachey John, esq. Irving cottage
Thornton Mrs. Albion cottage

Adams George, miller
Arun Navigation Co. (John Sprinks, wharfinger), New Bridge wharf
Baker Alfred, farmer, Papelands
Baker Henry, farmer, Love’s farm
Balchin Emily (Mrs.), Fox & Hounds
Barnes William, shoe maker
Bellchambers John, shoe maker
Botting Henry & William, farmers, Brewhurst
Botting Henry, farmer, Headfolds
Botting John, miller, Brewhurst mill, Loxwood
Boxall Henry, surgeon, & registrar of births & deaths for Billingshurst district
Buck Edward, cooper, Loxwood
Challen William, farmer, Malham
Chapman George, harness ma. Loxwood
Charman William, assistant overseer & road surveyor
Cheesmore William, farmer, Boarding House farm
Churchman Wm. farmer, Loxwood pl.
Coles George, carrier
Coombes Henry, carrier
Covey Charles, wheelwright, Loxwood
Elliott Thomas, farmer & surveyor
Edmunds John, grocer, draper & leather cutter
Ellis William, grocer, & post office
Evershed William, farmer & wharfinger, Pallingham quay
Foice Elizabeth (Mrs.), Three Crowns
Ford Elijah, flour dealer
Grinstead Joseph, jun. butcher
Grinstead Joseph, sen. farmer & landowner
Gumbrell Henry, farmer & landowner, Trench moor
Hammond George, farmer & landowner, Amblehurst
Hard Hannah (Mrs.), shopkeeper, beer retailer & farmer
Hawkins James, grocer, draper, brewer & maltster
Hayward George, farmer, Coldharbour
Hemming Henry, auctioneer & timber merchant, Loxwood
Hill Frederick, blacksmith
Hoare John, commercial & boarding school
Horne William, farmer
Howick James, farmer, Sole farm
Ireland Hugh, farmer & landowner, Harsfold farm
Jenkins Caleb, shoe maker, Loxwood
Mellersh John, farmer, Pallingham
Miriam Mark, farmer & shopkeeper, Burdocks
Napper Henry Frederick, solicitor, & treasurer to the Old Bank, Guildford, Laker’s lodge
Older Owen, farmer
Page John, farmer, Burchett house
Pannell Edward, shopkeeper, Loxwood
Parsons John, shopkeeper, Loxwood
Parsons William, farmer, Round Street common
Payne John, plumber & painter
Puttock Frederick, farmer & shopkeeper, Burdock’s
Rapley William, proprietor of steam thrashing machines
Redman John, farmer, Gunshot farm
Reeves James, farmer, Pephurst
Richardson -, farmer, Ingram’s
Riddle Mary (Mrs.), farmer
Rugman William, farmer, Holmbush
Sayers Edward, farmer, Pig bush
Slater William, blacksmith
Songhurst James, shoe maker
Sopp John, butcher & farmer, Loxwood
Sopp William, Onslow Arms, Loxwood
Standen John, farmer
Standen George, carrier
Streeter Amos, tailor
Streeter John, watch & clock maker
Thayre James, brick maker
Tobitt John, farmer, Three Lands end
Tobitt William, farmer, Dunhurst
Tribe Henry, carpenter
Tribe James, carpenter, Stroud land
Trower Geo. painter & glazier, Loxwood
Tuppin Harry, farmer & landowner, Lowfold
Upfield Elizabeth (Miss), grocer & draper
Wadey Job, wheelwright
Wellen Thomas, farmer, Hurst farm
Woods James, blacksmith
Woods James, farmer, Drunswick
Woods William, carpenter
Woods Wm. carpenter & beer retailer
Woolridge William, shoe maker, Loxwood