1899 Kelly's Directory

Angmering is a parish and village, with a station a mile south from the village on the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, 58 miles from London, 5 west from Worthing, 4 north-east from Littlehampton and 5 south-east from Arundel, in the South-Western division of the county, Poling hundred, Arundel rape, petty sessional division and county court district, East Preston incorporation, rural deanery of Storrington (fourth division), and archdeaconry and diocese of Chichester.

The church of St. Peter (sic) at East Angmering, is now represented only by a few broken masses of stone.  The church of St. Margaret, West Angmering, rebuilt in 1852, with the exception of the ancient tower, is of flint and stone in the Early English style, and has a tower containing a clock and 6 bells; the windows are stained, and there are 400 sitiings, 150 being free.  The registers begin in the year 1562.  The living of East Angmering rectory, with West Angmering vicarage annexed, average tithe rent-charge £231,  joint net yearly value £225, with residence and 38 acres of glebe, is in the gift of Mrs Alfred Somerset, of Castle Goring, and held since 1866 by the Rev. Jas. Bond Orme MA of Brasenose College, Oxford. 

The Catholic church, dedicated to St. Wilfred and built in 1872, is served from Arundel.  There is also a Baptist chapel.

New Place, the residence of the Palmers from the time of Henry VIII, has been converted into labourers' cottages, but the mullioned windows remain, and a peculiar arrangement of relieving arches is noticeable. 

Ham Manor, the seat of Col. Sir Henry Fletcher bart. MP DL JP VD is a mansion of stucco surrounded by fine old elm trees and rich park-like scenery. 

The chief landed proprietors are the Duke of Norfolk EM KG, Mrs Alfred Somerset of Castle Goring (who is lady of the manor), Sir Henry Fletcher bart., Reginald Augustus Warren esq. and Gen. Sir A Lyon Freemantle GCMG.

The soil is various; subsoil, brick earth and various.  The chief crops are wheat and oats. 

The area is 4,546 acres of land and 11 of water, rateable value £5,951, the population in 1891 was 1,014 in the civil and 990 in the ecclesiastical parish.  By the Divided Parishes Act portions of the parishes of East Preston, Rustington, and Poling have been annexed to this parish.

Sexton, Edward Parsons.

Post [etc] Richard Winchester, sub-postmaster.  [deliveries 3 a day 1 on Sunday]

Post [etc] Railway station, Walter James Judges, sub-postmaster [3 deliveries] to Angmering, East Preston and Rustington.


Free, founded and endowed by the will of William Older, of Angmering, in 1682; it has an income of £120 yearly arising from a house and 32a 3r 27p of land; the school buildings were re-erected and a house for the master, built in 1853, from designs by SS Teulon esq. of London and at the sole expense of WK Gratwicke esq. of Ham Manor, for 140 children, average attendance, 102; Alfred Child, master, Miss Annie Mildred Cooke, Miss Edith Louisa Holley and Miss Fanny Child, assistants.

Infant, built in 1883 for 65 children, average attendance, 40; Miss Edith Tryor, mistress.

Catholic (mixed), built in 1872, for 90 children, average attendance, 30; Miss Maloney and Miss Lettitia Price, mistress.

Railway Station, Walter James Judges station master.


Private Residents

Amoore George                         The Laurels

Baker Edgar

Brennan Miss                            East End house

Brookman Charles Edward          Lime cot

Brookman William                      The Limes

Child Alfred                                School house

Crunden Mrs                              Pound house

Duke Charles George SC            Church Farm house

Fletcher Col Sir Henry [etc]         Ham manor

Harwood Miss

Heasman John Elliott JP             Ecclesden manor

Jarrett Thomas

Johnson Allen

McGregor Miss                          Kinnoull cottage

Orme Rev James Bond MA         Rectory

Parnell Wiliam                           Malt house

Ragless Miss

Stoner Charles                           Elmhurst

Tompkins Mrs                            Old Place farm

Tompkins John N                       Old Place farm



Best Rose Mrs                          confectioner

Boore George                            carpenter

Cheesman Charles                     Red Lion PH

Cheesman Walter                      greengrocer

Clark S Vernon                          nurseryman

Doig Harriet E Mrs                     grocer

Duke Charles George SC            farmer - Lee farm

Harris Edwin                              wheelwright and plumber

Heasman John Elliott JP             farmer - Ecclesden manor

Hodges Frank                            grocer and draper and spirits

Horton Jesse                             shoe maker

Jupp Alfred                                farmer

Jarrett Thomas                           builder, contractor, artesian well engineer and undertaker

Judges Walter James                 sub-postmaster and station master

Langley William                         shopkeeper

Lee Hugh                                  Spotted Cow PH

Linfield William                          builder

Luck Frederick                           miller - wind and steam

Mason John                               farmer - Angmering park

Miles Edwin                               farmer - Ecclesden farm

Miles George                             farmer

Payne Luke                               poultry dealer

Peskett George T                       ironmonger

Pocock Stephen Henry               agent to Prudential Assurance Co

Phillips Henry                            saddler

Pyle Samuel S                          farmer - Avenals farm

Robins Alfred                             town missionary

Standing Thomas                       farmer

Terry James                              butcher

Thair William                             beer retailer

Todman Brothers                       butchers

Tompkins Jn N                           farmer - Old Place farm

Turner Charles                           blacksmith

Wapling Henry                           baker

Warr William                             fly proprietor and job master

Webber Frederick                      farm bailiff to Sir Henry Fletcher - Ham dairy

Wilkinson Thomas                     Lamb inn

Winchester Rd                          shopkeeper Post office