Place:Nuthurst, Sussex, England

Alt namesManning's Heathsource: village in parish
Copsalesource: hamlet in parish
Maplehurstsource: hamlet in parish
Monk's Gatesource: hamlet in parish
Sedgwicksource: hamlet in parish
Coordinates51.023°N 0.301°W
Located inSussex, England
Also located inWest Sussex, England     (1865 - )
See alsoBramber Rape, Sussex, Englandrape in which it was located
Singlecross 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
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Nuthurst is a village and civil parish in the Horsham District of West Sussex, England. Nuthurst parish is approximately 35 miles (60 km) south from London, and 25 miles (40 km) northeast from the county town of Chichester. The north of the parish borders Horsham town, with Nuthurst village 3 miles (5 km) south from the border. Within the parish is the estate and largely 19th-century country house of Sedgwick Park, a largely 19th-century house but with one wing possibly dating from 1608. In the grounds are the fragmentary remains of the medieval Sedgwick Castle, surrounded by a now mostly dry moat.

Nuthurst manor, and later parish, since before the Norman conquest of England, has been part of the Singlecross Hundred of the Rape of Bramber.

The parish covers an area of 16.97 km2 (6.55 sq mi) with a population of 1,711 at the 2001 UK Census, increasing to 1,777 at the 2011 UK census. Apart from six nucleated settlements and dispersed residential properties, the parish is entirely rural and agricultural, delineated by farms and woods. Settlements are the parish village of Nuthurst, approximately at the centre, Mannings Heath, a dormitory for Horsham and the largest parish village at the northeast, and the hamlets of Monk's Gate between Nuthurst village and Mannings Heath, Copsale and Maplehurst at the south, and Sedgwick, a hamlet attached to Sedgwick Park to the west. The only major road in the parish is the Horsham to Brighton A281 that runs through Mannings Heath.

Adjacent parishes are Horsham at the north, Colgate at the northeast, Lower Beeding at the east, Cowfold at the southeast, West Grinstead at the south, Shipley at the southwest, and Southwater at the west. The River Arun forms the northern border between Nuthurst and Horsham.


For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Nuthurst#History.

This is a long section discussing the parish during the 19th and early 20th century. It would appear to be mostly a precis of a series of articles in British History Online. A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6, Part 3 which cover the parish of Nuthurst.

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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