From Kelly's Post Office Directory of Sussex, 1882 (pp. 2035)

NEW FISHBOURNE is a village and a parish a mile and a quarter west from Chichester, in the Western division of the county, Box and Stockbridge hundred, Chichester rape and county court district, Westhampnett union, rural deanery of Boxgrove third division, archdeaconery 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 church of SS. Peter and Mary is a small building of the Early English period, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles and a small wooden belfry at the west end. The register dates from the year 1567. The living is a rectory, gross yearly value £250 with glebe producing £50, in the gift of the Lord Chancelor and held, since 1875, by the Rev. Robert Baker M.A. of Corpus Christi college, Cambridge, who resides at West Gate, Chichester. Here is a Primitive Methodist chapel. The poor's land produces £1 yearly, which is distributed in money; Levin's charity of £3 10s. 2d. per anuum, derived from a sum of £177 in Consols, is for clothing. The principal landowners are Mrs. Smith, of Salt Hill Park and E. Stanford esq. J.P. who is lord of the manor. The soil is rich loam; subsoil, gravel. The chief crops are wheat, barley and oats. The area is 610 acres; rateable value, £2,144; and the population in 1881 was 316.

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 office is at Chichester

Private Residents
Ballard Adolphus, Westfield
Broadbridge Miss
Dawes Benjamin
Farne Charles Henry, New Fishbourne ho
Gambling George James
Hackett George, North View
Hobgen Charles, Fishbourne Lodge
Honywood Mrs.
Oakley George, Holmwood cottage
Passingham Henry
Quintom George Daniell, Chestnut ho
Reynolds Thomas
Shepherd James
Smith Mrs. Salt Hill park
Smith Robert
Stanford Edward J.P. Manor house
Turner Miss
Vickers Miss
Weston George Harris

COMMERCIAL
Ayling Henry, nurseryman
Bailey Maria (Miss), laundress
Boyes Harry, builder
Brain John, shopkeeper
Farne Charles Henry, miller (water & wind) & farmer
Gale Francis, dairyman
Knight William, Bull's Head
Matthews Wm. Rd. baker & beer retailer
Partrick John, boot & shoe maker
Quintom George Daniel, grazier
Robbins William, carpenter
Shepherd Jas. miller (water) & machinist
Smith Henry, general dealer
Speight George (Mrs.) laundress