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Annex 4 – Arundel in 1840

Reference:. Pigot & Co Directory 1840 for Sussex ~ Arundel

Preliminary remark: The words have been left as written in the directory.

Arundel is a market town and borough, both corporate and parliamentary, in the parish, hundred and rape of its name. It is pleasantly situated on a rising ground, and divided into two parts by the river Arun, over which is a neat stone bridge of three arches. The houses are in general neatly built, and many of them are modern and of handsome appearance; the streets are well paved and lighted with gas, and the inhabitants plentifully supplied with excellent water. The environs afford many pleasant walks and rides, and the higher grounds in the vicinity extensive prospects. The trade of Arundel is principally in timber, coal and corn; and the port affords a facility of intercourse between London and the Mediterranean. Ships drawing sixteen feet water can enter the port here by the sea, and a canal connecting the Arun with the Thames affords a medium of conveyance to every part of the kingdom.

A handsome corn exchange was erected some few years since, which has proved a great convenience, as previously there was no kind of market place. Arundel was incorporated by a charter from Elizabeth, which remained in force until the passing of the municipal reform act, under the provisions of which the corporation consists of a mayor, four aldermen and twelve councillors, styled ‘the mayor and burgesses of the borough of Arundel’: the mayor exercises exclusive magisterial jurisdiction within the borough, and presides at a court for the recovery of depts. under 40s., held every three weeks; and a meeting of magistrates is held every alternate Tuesday. This borough uninterruptedly returned two burgesses to parliament until the passing of the reform bill, by which enactment it was deprived of one member: the major is the returning officer, and the present representative is Lord Fitzalan, the grandson of the Duke of Norfolk. The latter nobleman, who is lord of the manor, has lately erected an elegant and commodious town hall, at an expense exceeding £7,000. But the boast of this town, and a great attraction to visiters, is Arundel Castle, the splendid seat of the same distinguished nobleman. This castle, which existed in the time of Alfred, was rebuilt by Roger Montgomery soon after the conquest; between this time and the civil wars of Charles I, it was the scene of many interesting events; in the troubles of the latter reign it suffered from dilapidation, and some parts mouldered into ruin; but it was restored by the late Duke of Norfolk, and is now one of the most superb and imposing baronial mansions in the kingdom; it confers on it possessor the title of earl (without creation), and is the only place, with the exception of the castle of Abergavenny, which enjoys this high distinction. The majestic appearance of this castle, which presents itself to view on the entrance of the town from the coast – its extensive and beautiful park, with the windings of the river and delightful adjacent scenery – combines in forming a prospect unequalled besides in the whole county. Arundel is a polling station at the election of members to represent West Sussex.

The church, dedicated to Street. Nicholas, and formerly collegiate, is a very ancient and spacious cruciform structure, chiefly in the later style of English architecture, with a low tower rising from the centre; it contains some ancient monuments, a stone pulpit, an some screen work very finely executed. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the patronage of the Duke; the Rev. H. J. Parsons is the present incumbent. The independents have an elegant chapel here; and there is a large school conducted on the national plan. The market, held on Tuesday, is chiefly for corn; and on every alternate Tuesday is a numerously attended cattle market. Fairs, May 14th, September 25th and December 17th, chiefly for cattle and pedlery. The borough and parish of Arundel contained, in 1831, 2,803 persons.

POSTREET OFFICE, Tarrant Street, Charles Weller, Post Master. – Letters from LONDON arrive (by mail cart from Petworth) every morning at a quarter before eight, and are despatched (per same route) every evening at a quarter before seven. – Letters from BRIGHTON, LEWES and WORTHING arrive every day at twelve, and are despatched every afternoon at half past two. – Letters from PORTSMOUTH, CHICHESTREETER and the West of England arrive every afternoon at half-past two, and are despatched every day at a quarter past twelve. – A Penny Post, to LITTLE HAMPTON, every morning at half-past eight, and noon at a quarter past twelve.


Atherley Arthur, esq. Tower house; Blanch Mrs. James, Maltravers Street; Blanch Mrs. John, Maltravers Street; Boniface Miss Elizabeth, Maltravers Street; Combe George Augustus, esq. Maltravers Street; Corney Mr. John, Park farm; Dobbin Rev. Orlando Thomas, Maltravers Street; Drewitt John, esq. Peppering; Elliott Mrs. Mary, Maltravers Street; Foley Lady Lucy, Maltravers Street; Hodson Mr. William, Maltravers Street; Holmes Captain Henry, High Street; Newburgh the Right Hon, Ann Countess of, Newburgh house; Norfolk His Grace the Duke of, Arundel castle; Parsons Rev. Henry J. Vicarage; Phillips Mrs. Ann, Maltravers Street; Pocock Rev. George, Maltravers Street; Puttick Mrs. -, Maltravers Street; Ross Rev. George, High Street; Salter Mrs. Martha, Maltravers Street; Shaft Mrs. Sarah, Maltravers Street; Shousmith Mrs. Jane, Maltravers Street; Smith John, esq. Dale park; Smith Martin, esq. Maidhurst lodge; Tierney Rev. Mark Aloysius, near the Church; Tompkins Mrs. Elizabeth, Maltravers Street; Wakeford Mr. Robert, Maltravers Street; Watkins; Robert, esq. Tower house; Wilson John, esq. Leominster; Wimble, Mrs. Ann, Maltravers Street; Wyatt William, esq. Michel grove.


Barkshire Charles, Tarrant Street
Boismason Mrs. & Miss (boarding), College house
Cooper Sophia, Maltravers Street
Crowther Mary Ann, High Street
Hammond Mary, Maltravers Street
Hersee Ann, Maltravers Street
Knapp Mary, High Street
National School (boys and girls), George Biddle, master; Mrs. Biddle, mistress
Smith William (boarding), Tarrant Street


Balchin George (and town clerk), Tarrant Street
Dally Thomas Yarrall Johnson, Tarrant Street
Duke William, High Street
Holmes Wm. & Richd. (& clerks to the magistrates), Maltravers Street
Salter Richard, Tarrant Street


Lear James & Son, High Street
Salter Henry, near the Bridge
White Edward, High Street


Bentley James, Tarrant Street
Burchell Moses, King Street
Fowle Thomas, King Street
Glossop George, Tarrant Street
Jones James, Maltravers Street
Lundy Mary Ann (and confectioner), High Street
Pellet Michael, High Street
Richardson Edward, High Street
Salter Nathaniel, Maltravers Street
Slaughter James, Maltravers Street
Smith Alpheus, Tarrant Street


Henty, Upperton & Oliver – (draw on Sir J. W. Lubbock, bart & Co.)
Hopkins & Drewitt, High Street – (draw on Williams & Co. London)
SAVINGS’ BANK, at the National School (open every Monday from 12 till 1) – George Biddle, actuary


Bone John, Tarrant Street
Daws Charles, High Street
Parker John, Park place
Parker William, Tarrant Street
Pesketh Zebedee, Queen Street
stone Stephen, Tarrant Street


Mason Fredk. (and printer), High Street
Mitchell Thomas (and library, news vender, stamp distributer, and fancy repository), Tarrant Street


Bone George, Tarrant Street
Cook Charles John, High Street
Farncomb John, High Street
Farrall James, Maltravers Street
Hale Charles, Tarrant Street
Hopkins James, Maltravers Street
Manvell Edward, Tarrant Street
Shepherd Charles, High Street
Simmons Samuel, Tarrant Street
Stubbs Richard, Maltravers Street


Constable George, Queen Street
Osborn & Duke, Tarrant Street


Dalton Thomas, Maltravers Street
Elliott Edward, Park place
Elliott William, King Street
Farrall Thomas, Maltravers Street
Hartwell John, Park place


Daws William, High Street
Duke Thomas (pork), Maltravers Street
Lasseter William, King Street
Pannell Charles (pork), Maltravers Street
Parker Charles, High Street
Piper George, High Street
Teesdale Henry Adolphus, Tarrant Street
Turner George, High Street
White Joseph (pork), Tarrant Street


Lear James & Son, High Street
Ward James, Tarrant Street
White Edward (and paper hanger), High Street


Downer Jno. Maltravers Street
Henly Edward (and builder), Maltravers Street
Henly John Peckham (and builder), Tarrant Street
Shepherd William, Tarrant Street
Sparkes Chas. (& broker), Tarrant Street
Sturt James, King Street


Bone Charles, High Street
Hatcher Charles, Tarrant Street


Gain John, High Street
Knapp William, High Street
Weller Charles, Tarrant Street


Evershed Samuel & Co. Queen Street
Fry Thomas, High Street
Henly John Peckham, Tarrant Street
Shaft George & William, Tarrant Street
Smart William (& slate), River side


Burton Wiliam, Maltravers Street
Richards John, Queen Street


New Charles, Maltravers Street
Pellett Michael, High Street
Salter John, Maltravers Street


ALLIANCE, Henry Salter, Tarrant Street
ATLAS, James Lear, High Street
GUARDIAN, Charles Crees, High Street
GLOBE, Henry Lear, High Street
NORWICH UNION, Wm. Allin, High Street
ROYAL EXCHANGE, William Walker, Tarrant Street
SUN, John Wilson, Maltravers Street


Deas William (& seedsman), High Street
Toogood Wm. (& seedsman), High Street
Trim Joseph, High Street


Allin Wm (& tallow chandlr.) High Street
Baker George, Maltravers Street
Bannister Harriet (tea), Tarrant Street
Burchell Moses, King Street
Monk George, High Street
Sparks Wm. Hy. (& tallow chandler), High Street
Weller Charles, Tarrant Street


Bridge, Philip Sensier, Queen Street
Crown, Thomas Cooper, High Street
Norfolk Arms (and posting), John Flood, High Street


Farrall Thomas, Maltravers Street
Fry Thomas, High Street
Penfold Charles, High Street


Evershed Wm. (& tallow merchant & soap manufacturer), Arundel
Henly John Peckham, Tarrant Street


Bone Jos. (and hatter), Tarrant Street
Halliday John, High Street
Marshall Thomas, Queen Street


Fry Thomas, High Street
Penfold Charles, High Street
Stedman David, Tarrant Street


Constable George, Queen Street
New Charles, Maltravers Street
Osborn & Duke, Tarrant Street


New Charles, Maltravers Street
Pellett Michael, High Street


Dalton Henrietta, Maltravers Street
Deadman Emma & Letitia, Tarrant Street
Mitchener Catherine, High Street
Ottley Louisa & Elizabeth, High Street
Ravenscroft Mary, Tarrant Street
Sandham C. & H. Maltravers Street
Trimming Ann, High Street


Farnden & Son (& manufacturers of the patent fountain pump), High Street
Hale John, Tarrant Street
Overington John, High Street
Wright Charles, Tarrant Street


Chase John, High Street
Mitchell Thomas, Tarrant Street
Ravenscroft Joseph, Tarrant Street


Burfield Robert, Tarrant Street
Field James, High Street


Anderson James, Tarrant Street
Holland James, Tarrant Street
Slaughter James, Tarrant Street
Smith Alpheus, Tarrant Street

Armstrong John, Queen Street
Smart William (and Statuary, slate merchant, dealer in fire bricks, tiles, &c., and proprietor f a quarry of Pulborough stone), Riverside


Byas Richard, Maltravers Street
Duke Robert Blake, Maltravers Street
Fletcher & Wardroper, Maltravers Street
Grant George, Maltravers Street
Hills George, Maltravers Street
Lear Henry (and timber), High Street
Salter Henry (& timber), Tarrant Street
Teasdale Jas. (of buildings), High Street


Crees Charles (and woollen draper and hatter), High Street
Knight George, Tarrant Street
Mitchell & Co. (& hatters), Tarrant Street
Seller James William (and woollen draper and hatter), High Street
Till William, Tarrant Street


Black Rabbit, James Olliver, Offham
General Abercrombie, Jno. Boxhall, Queen Street
Kings’s Arms, Caroline Hersee, Tarrant Street
Newburgh Arms, Thos. Cosens, Tarrant Street
Old Ship, John Searle, King Street
Red Lion, Mary Morley, High Street
Street. Mary’s Gate, George Hunt, London rd
Swan, James Milton, High Street
Wheat Sheaf (unoccupied)
White Hard, Richard Parish, Queen Street


Evershed Samuel & Co. Queen Street
Fry Thomas, High Street
Henly John, jun. Maltravers Street
Henly John Peckham, Tarrant Street


Lasseter John, High Street
Walder Thomas, High Street
Constable George, Queen Street
Hopkins James, High Street
Shaft George & William, Tarrant Street


Bartholomew Andews, merchant, Maltravers Street
Broadbridge & Armstrong, cement manufacturers, Arundel
Broadbridge John, carman, Arundel
Calkin William, music seller & teacher, Maltravers Street
Cooper William, overseer and collector of taxes. Maltravers Street
Corney John, bailiff to the Duke of Norfolk, Park farm
Deadman Thomas, plasterer, High Street
Fry Frederick, cutler, High Street
GAS WORKS, Tarrant Street – Thomas Mitchell, clerk & collector
Gilbert Henry, fellmonger & glover, Mill lane
Kimpton John, basket maker, Tarrant Street
Knowles John, wheelwright, Tarrant Street
Peacock Jno. boat & barge builder, Arundel
Sharp Richard, gunsmith, Queen Street
STAMP OFFICE, Tarrant Street – Thomas Mitchell, distributer
Tremain James, hat maker, High Street
Watkins Robert, agent to the Duke of Norfolk, Tower house
Weller, Henry, clog maker, Tarrant Street
White William, coach builder, High Street
Wood John, veterinary surgeon, Park place
WORKHOUSE, Parl place – Thomas Newman, master; Ann Newman, mistress


Collector – John Wilson.
Comptroller – John Bennell.
Clerk & Landing Waiter – Chas. Rudwick.
Tide Surveyor – J. Wansell.
Agent – Thomas Crees, High Street.


To LONDON, the Comet, (from Bognor) calls at the Norfolk Arms, every morning (Sunday excepted) at half-past ten’ goes through Pulborough, Ockley, Dorking, Leatherhead and Epsom – and during the summer, additional Coaches, from the Crown and other Inns.
To BATH & BRISTREETOL, the Royal Mail (from Brighton) calls at the Norfolk Arms, every day at twelve.
To BOGNOR & LITTLE HAMPTON, the Comet, (from London) calls at the Norfolk Arms, every afternoon (Sunday excepted) at four.
To BRIGHTON, the Royal Mail (from Southampton) calls at the Norfolk Arms, every afternoon at a quarter past two – and the Defiance (from Portsmouth), every afternoon at one.
To SOUTHAMPTON and PORTSMOUTH, the Defiance, (from Brighton) calls at the Norfolk Arms, every afternoon at two.


To LONDON, Robinson & Caplin’s Van, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday – Thomas Brooks, every Tuesday and Friday – and – Keywood, every Monday and Thursday.


To LONDON, James Keywood, every Monday and Thursday.
To BRIGHTON, – Smith and – Male, daily.
To CHICHESTREETER, White & Duke, every Wednesday and Saturday.
To LITTLE HAMPTON, – Sansier & – Keywood, daily.
To PORTSMOUTH, – Smith and – Male, daily.


To LONDON, Seward & Co.’s Barges, every Wednesday and Saturday; go through Chichester, Petworth, Midhurst, &c. – Themas Bonamy, agent.