From Kelly's Post Office Directory of Essex, Herts, Middlesex, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, 1867
RUSPER is a village and parish, 35 miles from London, 5 north-east from Horsham, and 3 north-west from Faygate station on the Horsham branch of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, in the Western division of the county, Singlecross hundred, rape of Bramber, Horsham union and county court district, diocese and archdeaconry of Chichester, and rural deanery of Storrington. The church of St. Mary is a stone building in the Middle pointed style, with nave, aisles, chancel and embattled tower containing 6 bells; the body of the church was rebuilt in 1855, at the expense of John, Henry, Thomas, and Walter Broadwood, Esqrs.: there are two ancient and curious brasses of the Kingsfold family. The register dates from 1560. The living is a rectory, value £202 per annum, with residence, in the gift of Mrs. Greene, and held by the Rev. Henry James Gore, M.A., of Merton College, Oxford. There is a small school. Robert Henry Hurst, Esq., M.P., and the Messrs.
Broadwood, are the principal landowners. The soil is strong clay. The population in 1861 was 590, and the area is 3,126 acres.
PUCKSCROFT, Langhurst, Carrells, Whimland, Friday Street, Clockhouse and Choals are farms in this parish.
Parish Clerk, Allen Farebrother.
POST OFFICE.- William Boxall, sub-postmaster. Letters are received from Horsham at 7.45 a.m., dispatched at 6.20 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Horsham
INSURANCE AGENT.- Provincial Fire & Life, William Boxall
School, Miss Emily Dewdney, mistress
Gore Rev. Henry James, M.A. Rectory
Hill George Gosset, esq. Nunnery
Mutton William Sexton, esq.
Bowell William, farmer, Faygate
Boxall William, draper & grocer
Boxall William Edward, Star & blacksmith
Branch George, farmer, Langhurst
Branch John, wheelwright
Burberry Jonathan, butcher
Capon Michael, farmer, Ventners
Coleman George Thomas, farmer & landowner, Puckscroft
Farley John, beer retailer & wheelwright
Green Allen, farmer
Humphries George, shopkeeper
Jenkins William, farmer
Jenner William, Holmbush, & shopkeeper, Faygate station
Lovegrove John, farmer, Weston's
Lovegrove Leonard, farmer, New barn
Lovegrove Samuel, farmer
Peters William, shopkeeper
Pickard James, farmer, Whimland
Pratt James, farmer, Friday street
Shaw Stephen, farmer, Rusper house
Smart William, farmer, Clock house
Stevens James, farmer, Baldhorns
Streeter William, miller
Truelove Richard, shoe maker
Wales Shelah, farmer, Friday street
Warren Thomas, farmer, Ridge
Weller John, farmer
Worsford John, farmer, Choals