Place:Pevensey Rape, Sussex, England


NamePevensey 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 Pevensey 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.

The hundred of Loxfield Pelham has been marked as "Loxfield Culham" on the map.

Image:Pevensey Rape 1832 A.png

Hundreds and Parishes

Alciston Hundred Alciston parish
Alfriston parish
Lullington parish
Bishopstone Hundred Bishopstone parish
Denton parish
Burleigh Arches Hundred Lindfield parish
Danehill Horsted Hundred Horsted Keynes parish
Selmeston parish
Tarring Neville parish
Dill Hundred Hailsham parish
Heathfield parish
Hellingly parish
East Grinstead Hundred East Grinstead parish
Eastbourne Hundred Eastbourne parish
Flexborough Hundred East Blatchington parish
Seaford borough
South Heighton parishalso known as Heighton
Hartfield Hundred Hartfield parish
Withyham parish
Longbridge Hundred Arlington parish
Berwick parish
Folkington parish
Littlington parish
Wilmington parish
Loxfield Dorset Hundred Buxted parish
Framfield parish
Isfield parish
Uckfield chapelry, parish
Loxfield Pelham Hundred Horsmonden parish now located in Kent
Lamberhurst parish now located in Kent
Mayfield parish
Wadhurst parish
Pevensey Lowey Hundred Pevensey borough
Westham parish
Ringmer Hundred Glynde parish
Ringmer parish
South Malling parish
Stanmer parish
Rotherfield Hundred Frant parish
Rotherfield parish
Rushmonden Hundred Fletching parish
Little Horsted parish
Maresfield parish
Shiplake Hundred Chalvington parish
Chiddingly parish
East Hoathly parish now East Hoathly with Halland
Laughton parish
Ripe parish
Waldron parish
Totnore Hundred Beddingham parish
Firle parish also known as West Firle
Willingdon Hundred East Dean parish
Friston parish
Jevington parish
West Dean parish
Willingdon parish