In the mid 1990’s I had a bit of look in the Record Office in Chichester- so before computers and somewhat laborious . I found the property first listed in the records for Land Tax in 1780. The 1841 Tithe Survey describes it as Beer Shop, Orchard and Buildings. The pub sign still exists- The Sawyers Arms. From about 1850 it also appeared in the Kelly & co. Post Office Directory as operating a trade of wheelwrighting, which seems over the years to have been replaced by carpentry.