Place:Arundel Rape, Sussex, England


NameArundel Rape
TypeFormer administrative division
Located inSussex, England
A "rape" was an administrative sub-division of a county used in Kent and Sussex. Its history stretches back to before the Norman Conquest of 1066. Rapes were divided into "hundreds".

The rapes of Sussex are basically a series of six rectangular areas covering the county from west to east in the order Chichester, Arundel, Bramber, Lewes, Pevensey, Hastings.

This map of Arundel Rape is a portion of a map in Wikimedia Commons and is reproduced here under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License CC BY-SA 3.0 with credit to XrysD. The original source was

"Administrative map of the ancient county of Sussex in 1832. Showing Rapes, Hundreds, Boroughs. Source data on parish boundaries - Kain, R.J.P., and Oliver, R.R. (2001) "Historic parishes of England and Wales: Electronic Map - Gazetteer - Metadata", Colchester: History Data Service."

The darkest shade used in each rape denote the ancient Boroughs. The remainder of the shades used are simply employed to distinguish one hundred from its neighbours. Note that some hundreds had detached sections.

Image:Arundel Rape 1832.png

Hundreds and Parishes

Avisford Hundred Arundel borough
Barnham parish
Binsted parish
Climping parish
Eastergate parish
Felpham parish
Ford parish
Madehurst parish
Middleton on Sea parish
South Stoke parish
Tortington parish
Walberton parish
Yapton parish
Bury Hundred Alfold parish in Surrey
Bignor parish
Bury parish
Coates parish
Coldwaltham parish
Fittleworth parish
Hardham parish
Houghton chapelry, parish
Wisborough Green parish shared between three hundreds
Poling Hundred Angmering parish
Burpham parish
East Preston parish
Ferring parish
Goring by Sea parish
Kingston parish
Littlehampton parish
Lyminster parish
North Stoke parish
Poling parish
Rustington parish
Warningcamp parish
Rotherbridge Hundred Barlavington parish
Burton parish
Duncton parish
East Lavington parish
Egdean parish
Kirdford parish
Lurgashall parish
Northchapel parish
Petworth parish
Stopham parish
Sutton parish
Tillington parish
West Lavington chapelry, parish
Wisborough Green parish shared between three hundreds
West Easwrith Hundred Amberley parish
Billingshurst parish
Greatham parish
Parham parish
Pulborough parish
Rackham parish
Rudgwick parish
Slinfold parish
Storrington parish
West Chiltington parish
Wiggonholt parish
Wisborough Green parish shared between three hundreds