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Worthing – Official Establishments, Local Institutions, &c.

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


Postmaster, Charles Ede, 17 South street.

Letters are received from London & Brighton at 2.5 a.m. & 9.30 a.m. 2.15 p.m. & 9.30 p.m.; dispatched at 12.30 p.m. & 6.30 p.m.; delivered at 7 a.m. Letters received by western mail from Chichester & Arundel at 1 p.m.; dispatched to Portsmouth, Havant, Emsworth, Chichester, Bognor & Arundel at 11 a.m.

RECEIVING HOUSE, 19 West buildings, Mrs. Sarah Carter receiver. Letters are dispatched to the head office in South street at 9.15 a.m. & 2 & 8 p.m.; on sundays at 6 p.m.

Atlas, Richard Edmunds, 8 Bedford row; Hide & Patching, 33 High street
British Mutual Life, George Ede & Son, 7 Chapel road
Church of England, John Phillipps, 22 South street
City & County, R. Wilson, 6 Warwick street
Clerical, Medical & General, Wm. F. Fuller, Warwick st
Commercial Union, Hide & Patching, 33 High street
Eagle Life, Thomas Harmer, Marine parade
Great Britain Mutual Life, Chas. H. Knight, 1 South st
Guardian Fire & Life, Wm. Hugh Dennett, 5 Bedford row
Imperial Life, E. Meager
Lancashire Fire & Life, W. Paine, Chapel road
Law Fire, Wm. Hugh Dennett, 5 Bedford row
Life Association of Scotland, W. Chadwick
Liverpool & London & Globe Fire & Life, J. Ward, Chapel street; Thomas R. Warner, 1 Chapel road
London Assurance, William Verrall
London & Lancashire, Frederic Gill, 22 Warwick street
Norwich Union Fire & Life, William Potter, 9 High street
Phoenix Fire, Charles Cortis, 12 South street; Richard Edmunds, 8 Bedford row
Railway Passengers’, George H. French, 15 South street
Royal Fire & Life, William Verrall; William Waite, 20 & 21 Richmond place
Royal Exchange, William Patching, 20 High street
Royal Farmers’, Luke Hammond, 7 High street
Scottish Equitable, Edward Snewin
Scottish Union, Henry Berry, 6 Montague street
Sovereign Life, A. Lindup
Standard Life, John Manley Baker, 8 South street
Star Life, C. Freeman
Western, W. L. Baker
Westminster Fire & General Life, Mitchell Fresson, London & County Bank

Assembly Rooms, Royal Steyne hotel
Coastguard Station, Lieut. H. B. Davis, chief officer
Police Office, Ann street, Leonard B. Henderson, inspector
Fire Engine Station, High street
Water Works, High street, George Hodes, manager
Montague Hall, Montague street
Dispensary, Chapel road, Henry Weller, dispenser; W. H. Dennett, esq. hon, secretary
Local Board of Health, Town hall; George Greenfield, chairman; William Hugh Dennett, clerk, Joseph Longland, resident engineer & town surveyor; William Bell, collector
County Court, Town hall; clerks’ office, 5 Bedford row; William Furner, esq. judge; W. H. Dennett, registrar; Charles Hide, high bailiff; W. Linfield, chief bailiff
Royal Baths (warm, cold & vapour), Marine parade, conducted by Thomas Harmer

Registrar of Births & Deaths for the Broadwater District, William Patching, High street
Registrar of Marriages, Charles Hide, 5 High street
Superintendent Registrar of the Worthing District (comprising Arundel, Broadwater & Littlehampton districts), R. Edmunds, 8 Bedford row
Surveyor of Taxes, Robert Kirkpatrick, Chapel street
Distributor of Stamps, Geo. Henry French, 15 South st
Vestry Clerk & Assistant Overseer, William Verrall, High street
Clerks to Magistrates, Clerks to Deputy Lieutenants of the Rape of Bramber, & Clerks to Worthing & Lancing Turnpike Roads, Tribe & Green, solicitors, Chapel road
Collector of Town Rates, William J. Verrall, Town hall

Christ Church, Chapel street, Rev. Francis Cruse, B.A. incumbent
Chapel of Ease, Chapel rd. Rev. Wm. Read, M.A. incumbent
Wesleyan Chapel, Bedford row, Rev. Geo. Kenyon, minister
Baptist Chapel, Rev. William Benn, minister
Independent Chapel, Chapel st. Rev. Benj. Price, minister
New Street Chapel, Mr. John Adams, minister

Church Middle Class (boys), Chapel street, Walter Thomas Carter, master
National (boys), Richmond place, John Lucas, master
Christ Church National (girls) & Orphanage, Chapel street, Miss Sarah Mills, mistress
Davison – Infantine, Chapel road, Miss Charlotte Mason, mistress
Christ Church Infant, Chapel street, Mrs. Harriet Bailey, mistress

Worthing Express (published every tuesday) (George Henry French, publisher), 15 South street
Worthing Intelligencer (published every saturday) (Knight & Marden, publishers), 1 South street

Royal Sea House hotel, Esplanade, John Fowler
Royal Steyne hotel, Steyne. S. T. Bennett

Omnibus to Storrington, monday, thursday & saturday, in the afternoon, from the railway station

BRIGHTON & SHOREHAM – Henry Pollard, Market street, tuesday, thursday & saturday at 6 a.m. to the Unicorn inn, North street, Brighton returning the same day
STORRINGTON – John Hammond, from Osborne’s office, Market street, through Findon & Washington, tuesday, thursday & saturday, at 1 p.m.

London, Brighton & South Coast, George Hopson Wright, station master