Place:Itchingfield, Sussex, England

Alt namesBarns Greensource: settlement in parish
Coordinates51.047°N 0.386°W
Located inSussex, England
Also located inWest Sussex, England     (1865 - )
See alsoBramber Rape, Sussex, Englandrape in which it was located
East Easwrith Hundred, Sussex, Englandhundred in which it was located
Horsham Rural, Sussex, Englandrural district 1894-1974
Horsham District, West Sussex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Itchingfield is a small village and civil parish in the Horsham District of West Sussex, England. It lies on the Barns Green to Broadbridge Heath road 2.7 miles (4.3 km) southwest of Horsham. Broadbridge Heath is in Sullington parish.

The main settlement in the parish is Barns Green. The parish covers an area of 10.91 km2 (4.21 sq mi). In the 2002 UK census it had a population of 1,477, increasing to 1,565 in the census of 2011.

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).

"ITCHINGFIELD, a village and a parish in Horsham [registration] district, Sussex, The village stands 1 mile W of a junction of railways, and 3 SW by W of Horsham; and it is connected with the hamlet of Barnes Green. The parish includes both the village and the hamlet, and comprises 2,470 acres. Post town: Horsham. Real property: £1, 764. Population: 377. Houses: 62. The land belongs chiefly to Sir Percy F. Shelley, Bart., and Charles Chitty, Esq. A dense forest was around the parsonage in the early part of last century, and gave refuge to some of the persons attainted for the Scotch rebellion of 1715. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester. Value: £400. Patron: Miss Louisa Scott. The church is Saxon or early Norman; has a rude low timber tower, seemingly of the late decorated period; and contains a handsome modern font. A very ancient font was, not long ago, exhumed from the churchyard. There are a national school, and charities £16."

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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