Place:Chichester Rape, Sussex, England


NameChichester 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 Chichester 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:Chichester Rape 1832.png

Hundreds and Parishes

Aldwick Hundred Bersted parish
East Lavant parish leftmost detached parish located in Easebourne Hundred
Pagham parish
Slindon parish rightmost detached parish located in Easebourne Hundred
Tangmere parish central detached parish located in Easebourne Hundred
Bosham Hundred Bosham parish
Chidham parish
Funtington parish
West Stoke parish
West Thorney parish
Box and Stockbridge Hundred Aldingbourne parish
Appledram parish
Boxgrove parish
Chichester St. Bartholomew parish
Chichester St. Pancras parish
Chichester St. Peter the Great borough
Donnington parish
Eartham parish
Hunston parish
Merston parish
New Fishbourne parish
North Mundham parish
Oving parish
Rumboldswyke parish
Up Waltham parish
Westhampnett parish
Dumpford Hundred Chithurst parish
Didling parish
Elsted parish
Harting parish
Rogate parish
Terwick parish
Treyford parish
Trotton parish
Easebourne Hundred Bepton parish
Cocking parish
Easebourne parish
Fernhurst chapelry, parish
Graffham parish
Heyshott parish
Iping parish
Linch parish
Linchmere chapelry, parish
Lodsworth chapelry, parish
Midhurst borough
North Ambersham parish see Ambersham
Selham parish
South Ambersham parish see Ambersham
Stedham parish
Woolbeding with Redford parish
Manhood Hundred Birdham parish
Earnley parish
East Wittering parish
Selsey parish
Sidlesham parish
West Itchenor parish
West Wittering parish
Westbourne and Singleton Hundred Binderton parish
Compton parish
Eastdean (near Chichester) parish
East Marden parish
Lavant parish
North Marden parish
Racton parish
Singleton parish
Stoughton parish
Up Marden chapelry, parish
Westbourne parish
West Dean (near Chichester) parish