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

BIRDHAM is a parish, in the Western division of the county, Manhood hundred, rape, diocese, archdeaconry and county court district of Chichester, West Hampnett union, and rural deanery of Boxgrove, 4½ miles south-west from Chichester. The Arundel and Portsmouth Canal passes through the parish, and terminates at Chichester Harbour, a branch of which forms the northern boundary of the parish. The church (name unknown) is an ancient edifice, in the Early English style, having square tower with 3 bells, nave, chancel, south porch, and several monuments. The living is a rectory, yearly value 396, with residence, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Chichester, and held by the Rev. James Webber Miller M.A., of Exeter College, Oxford. Here is a National school, where about 130 boys and girls are instructed. Area, 1,948 acres; the population in 1861 was 436.

Parish Clerk, George Jupp

POST OFFICE.-William Henry Lawrence, receiver. Letters arrive from Chichester at 08.30 a.m.; dispatched at 4.40 p.m. The nearest money order is at Chichester
National School, William Henry Lawrence, master

Croucher Mr. Charles
Miller Rev. James Webber, M.A [rector]
Napper Mr. Charles

COMMERCIAL.
Ball George, shopkeeper
Bard Harriet (Mrs.), Hotel
Beale Joseph, farmer, Carthagena farm
Clayton John, farmer
Cobby Matthew, farmer. Cowdry farm
Collick William, farmer, Woodhorn
Dawtrey William, registrar & relieving officer of Manhood district
Farne William & Charles Henry, millers
Farne Charles, farmer
Francis Ann & Sarah (Misses), farmers, Whitestone farm
Francis Mrs. John, farmer, Chaffinch's farm
Hatchard George, boot maker
Kerwood Edward Augustus, farmer, Broomers
Kimbell Thomas, grocer
Lawrence Ada Mary (Miss), school
Napper Henry, blacksmith
Napper William, wheelwright
Novell George, Egremont Arms
Peachey Thomas, farmer
Tier Frederick, Bell
Vine James, farmer, Copperas point

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