From Kelly's Post Office Directory of Sussex, 1874 (pp. 2645)

NEW FISHBOURNE is a village and parish, a mile and a half west from Chichester, in the Western division of the county, Box and Stockbridge hundred, Chichester rape and county court district, Westhampnett union, rural deanery, archdeaconry and diocese of Chichester, situate at the head of the eastern branch of Chichester harbour. The road from Chichester to Portsmouth and the South Coast Railway pass through the parish. The Chichester Water Works Company are sinking a shaft and erecting works near the Fishbourne springs, for the supply of the city of Chichester with water. The church of SS. Peter and Mary is small, comprising chancel, nave, aisles and small wooden belfry at the west end. The register dates from the year 1567. The living is a rectory, yearly value £189, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor, but at present vacant. E. Stanford, esq., is lord of the manor. The principal landowners are Mrs. Smith, of Salt Hill Park, and E. Stanford, esq. the soil is rich loam; subsoil, gravel. The chief crops are wheat, barley and oats. The area is 610 acres; gross estimated rental, £2,460; rateable value £2,112; and the population in 1871 was 362.

Parish Clerk, William Robbins.

Post Office.- Miss Mercy Standing, postmistress. Letters through Chichester arrive at 7 a.m.; dispatched at 7.15 p.m. The nearest money order is at Chichester

PRIVATE RESIDENTS
Arnold Rev. Frederick Hy. M.A., LL.B
Broadbridge Miss
Dunn Alfred
Fraser Rev. James, M.A. Ovington cot
Gatehouse Walter
Randall Francis
Shepherd James
Smith Mrs. Salt Hill park
Smith Robert
Stanford Edward, Manor house
Vickers Miss
Walker Ralph
Weston George Harris
Williams Rev. Benjamin Byron [Independent]

COMMERCIAL
Ayling Henry, nurseryman
Boyes Harry, carpenter
Brain John, shopkeeper
Farne Charles Henry, miller
Knight Willam, Bull's Head
Long Robert, tailor
Matthews Wm. Rd. baker & beer retailer
Partrick John, boot & shoe maker
Peachey Richard, farmer
Quintom George Daniel, grazier
Robbins Willam, carpenter
Shepherd James, jun. millwright
Turner Ellen (Miss), shopkeeper