Other Local businesses

Boot & shoe makers & repairers

Shoemaker & repairerRushen, The StreetRichard Pescod (1841-1862), Joseph Pescod (1866-1867), Edwin Smithers or Smithhurst (1874-1890)4,5,6,7
Bootmaker & repairerChurch Cottage, Church LaneAlec James Ransom Rogers (1918-1961)5,9,17

Builders & joiners

Bayley Bros aka Bayleys of Lodsworth Ltd, D J Bayley LodsworthWilliam (Bill) & George Bayley (1937-1989), David Bayley (1989-2002)9,17,18
Cooper, Wakeford & Norgate Ltd aka Cooper & WakefordJim M Cooper (1963-1992), D Wakeford (1963-1992), C R & B A Smith (1992)17,18
C J Hurst (Lickfold) Ltd aka Hurst Joinery LtdCollyers Yard, Lickfold17
Haslemere Bespoke Kitchens & Joinery LtdCollyers Yard, Lickfold

Tailors & dressmakers

BodicemakerJohn Shalcroft (1702)12
Edmund Terry’s TailorsChurch Cottage, Church LaneEdmund Terry (1855-1878)4,5
Pescod dressmakerRushen, The StreetMary Pescod (1874), Charlotte Pescod (1878-1890)5
Child dressmakerAnnie Catherine Child (1895-1927)5

Further businesses

Quern stone productionTrusslers HeathBronze age to late Roman periods19
Lodsworth Common BrickyardLodsworth CommonJohn & Son Spooner (1841-1890), Henry Spooner (1881-1918), William Spooner (1881)4,5,6,17
RopemakerPlot 112, LickfoldPeter Penfold (1851-1859)6
James Morley Coal MerchantHalfway BridgeJames Morley (1895-1905)5,18
James Morley & Sons Ltd, sawmill providing timber and chestnut fencing, transportation, etcLodsmill, SelhamJames Morley, Clem Morley, Tom Morley, William Kingshott (-1979)18
Randall & Son Cycle DealersJohn Randall (1907-1927)5
Lodsworth Garage LtdThe Street then Collyers Yard, LickfoldCecil Boxall (-1970), Johnny Shotter, Roger Kingshott (1970-1980)18
Amanda Jane, doll manufacturerHalfway BridgeConrad & Elsin Rawnsley (1958-1978)17,18
W L West & Sons Ltd, timber merchantWest’s timber yard, SelhamDavid West (1986-), Dave West (-2016)18
Lodsworth Polo Shop aka Roxtons Sporting Ltd, Fur Feather & Fin LtdThe Old Barn, The StreetSam Simonds (1984-)17
Prickly Nut Wood ProductsLodsworth CommonBen Law (1991-2016)18
Hastilow Competition SaddlesCollyers Yard, LickfoldIan Hastilow (-2016)

Orchards & Cider Making


‘A mile beyond the eastern gate of Cowdray Park is Lodsworth, still a paradise of apple orchards, but no longer famous for its cider as once it was. Arthur Young had the pleasure of tasting some Lodsworth cider of a superior quality at Lord Egremont’s table at the beginning of the last century, but I doubt if Petworth House honours the beverage to-day. Cider, except in the cider country, becomes less and less common.1

1 From ‘West Sussex Highways & Byways’ by E V Lucas, Macmillan 1937


James Morley & Sons by Brian Kingshott

The considerable business enterprise built up by the Morley family forms an important part of Lodsworth’s history. This story of the family and their businesses was recounted by the late Brian Kingshott at our Lodsworth in the 1930s & 40s event. Click on the title to read Brian’s story.