Place:Binderton, Sussex, England

Coordinates50.889°N 0.789°W
Located inSussex, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inWest Sussex, England     (1865 - )
See alsoChichester Rape, Sussex, Englandrape in which it was located
Westbourne and Singleton Hundred, Sussex, Englandhundred in which it was located
Westhampnett Rural, Sussex, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1933
Chichester Rural, Sussex, Englandrural district of which it was part 1933-1974
Chichester District, West Sussex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

Binderton is now considered to be a hamlet in the civil parish of West Dean (near Chichester). This alteration of parish boundaries took place since the nationwide reorganization of local government in 1974.

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The Domesday Book records Binderton (as "Bertredtone") in the Hundred of Singleton in the lands belonging to Earl Roger. It says:

"The Earl himself holds Binderton. Countess Gytha held it. Then assessed at 7 hides but now three. There is land for four ploughs. In demesne there are two ploughs and eight villans with nine bordars with two ploughs. There are four acres of meadow and a church. It was woth 100 shillings then sixty shillings, now seven pounds."

The following description from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72 is provided by the website A Vision of Britain Through Time (University of Portsmouth Department of Geography).

"BINDERTON, a parish in Westhampnett [registration] district, Sussex; 3½ miles N by W of Chichester [railway] station. Post Town: Chichester. Acres: 1,790. Real property: £1,139. Population: 109. Houses: 16. Binderton House is the seat of the Teasdales. The living is a [perpetual] curacy, annexed to the rectory of West Dean, in the diocese of Chichester. The church is in ruins."

Between 1894 and 1974 Binderton was first a parish in the Westhampnett Rural District (1894-1933) and then in the Chichester Rural District (1933-1974).

Research Tips

  • The West Sussex Record Office is located in Chichester. Because it holds the records of the Church of England Diocese of Chichester, which covers the whole of Sussex, it has church records relating to both parts of Sussex.
  • An on-line catalogue for some of the collections held by the West Sussex Record Office is available under the Access to Archives (A2A) project (a nationwide facility housed at The National Archives, Kew).
  • West Sussex Past - database of 2 million records from West Sussex heritage organizations.
  • The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies' Sussex Collection (PDF). This is a 9-page PDF naming the files relating to Sussex in their collection-a possible first step in a course of research.
  • The National Library of Scotland has a website which provides maps taken from the Ordnance Survey England & Wales One-Inch to the Mile series of 1892-1908 as well as equivalent maps for Scotland itself. The immediate presentation is a "help" screen and a place selection screen prompting the entry of a location down to town, village or parish level. These screens can be removed by a click of the "X". The map is very clear and shows parish and county boundaries and many large buildings and estates that existed at the turn of the 20th century. Magnification can be adjusted and an "overlay feature" allows inspection of the area today along with that of 1900. The specific map from the series can be viewed as a whole ("View this map") and this allows the inspection of the map legend (found in the left hand bottom corner. Becoming familiar with the various facilities of these maps is well worth the trouble.
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