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

FERRING (or WEST FERRING) is a parish, 64 miles south-south-west from London, one mile west from Goring railway station, 3 miles west from Worthing, and 4 east from Littlehampton in the Western division of the county, Poling hundred, East Preston incorporation, Worthing county court district, rape and rural deanery of Arundel, diocese and archdeaconry of Chichester. The church is a small plain building, consisting of nave and chancel only. The earliest register dates 1558. The living is a vicarage, with that of East Preston and rectory of Kingston annexed, joint annual value, 250, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Chichester, and held by the Rev. Henry Dixon, M.A., of Brasenose College, Oxford. The population in 1861 was 253; area, 1,055 acres.
HANGLETON is a hamlet of this parish, half a mile north.

Parish Clerk, Henry Holding.

POST OFFICE.- Thomas Winton, receiver. Letters from Worthing arrive at 9 a.m; dispatched at 5.15 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Worthing

Bennett Mrs
Dixon Rev. Henry, M.A. [vicar]
Felton Mr. George
Hearn Mr. Thomas E
Henty Edwin, esq. J.P.
Sells Edward Perronet, esq.
Cortis John & Son, farmers
Crunstone William, shopkeeper
Gilliam Thomas, New Inn
Hide Thomas, shoe maker
Holding Henry, carpenter
Laker Nelson, farmer
Mettens, Thomas, farmer
Moore John, shoe maker
Winton Thomas, shopkeeper

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