Place:Rogate, Sussex, England

Alt namesRakesource: village in parish
Durfordsource: hamlet in parish
Durleighmarshsource: hamlet in parish
Fyningsource: hamlet in parish
Habensource: hamlet in parish
Hill Browsource: hamlet in parish
Langleysource: hamlet in parish
Terwick Commonsource: hamlet in parish
Wenhamsource: hamlet in parish
Coordinates51.008°N 0.851°W
Located inSussex, England
Also located inWest Sussex, England     (1865 - )
Hampshire, England     ( - 1844)
See alsoChichester Rape, Sussex, Englandrape in which it was located
Alton Hundred, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Dumpford Hundred, Sussex, Englandhundred in which it was alsolocated
Midhurst Rural, Sussex, Englandrural district 1894-1974
Chichester 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

Rogate is a village and civil parish in the Chichester District of West Sussex, England in the Western Rother valley. The village is on the A272 road 5.6 miles (9.0 km) west of Midhurst and 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Petersfield, Hampshire. The civil parish includes the villages of Rogate and Rake and the hamlets of Haben, Fyning, Hill Brow, Langley, Durford, Wenham, Durleighmarsh and Terwick Common. All of these settlements have been redirected here.

Despite being located in Sussex, the old hundred for Rogate was that of Alton in Hampshire. This association ended in 1844.

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).

"ROGATE, a village and a parish in Midhurst [registration] district, Sussex. The village stands on the river Rother, 1 mile N of the Midhurst and Petersfield railway, and 5 W by N of Midhurst; and has a station jointly with Harting on on the railway, a post-office under Petersfield, and a fair on 27 Sept. The parish comprises 4,873 acres. Real property: £4,459. Population in 1851: 1,117; in 1861: 990. Houses: 208.
"The property is divided among a few. The manor of [Rogate] is part of Hertinges [Harting] manor; belonged, in the time of Edward III., to Ralph de Camois; passed to the Crown; and was given, in the time of Henry VIII., to the Earl of Southampton. The manor of Wenham includes most of the parish; and, with Rogate Lodge, belongs to H. G. Wyndham, Esq. Fair Oak is the seat of the Hon. J. J. Carnegie; and Fyning House, of Col. Simpson,B. An ancient tower stood about ½ a mile from the village; was probably erected by the family of De Camois; and has left vestiges within a fosse. A small Premonstratensian canonry was founded at Dureford Abbey, about 1169, by Henry Hoese. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester. Value: £330. Patron: the Crown. The church is ancient."

Research Tips for Hampshire

  • GENUKI has a list of archive holders in Hampshire including the Hampshire Record Office, various museums in Portsmouth and Southhampton, the Isle of Wight Record Office and Archives.
  • The Hampshire Online Parish Clerk project has a large collection of transcriptions from Parish Registers across Hampshire.
  • A listing of all the Registration Districts in England and Wales since their introduction in 1837 together with tables listing the parishes that were part of each district and the time period covered, along with detailed notes on changes of parish name, mergers, etc. Do respect the copyright on this material.
  • The three-storey City Museum in Winchester covers the Iron Age and Roman periods, the Middle Ages, and the Victorian period.
  • Volumes in The Victoria County History Series are available for Hampshire through British History Online. There are three volumes and the county is covered by parishes within the old divisions of "hundreds".
A collection of maps on the A Vision of Britain through Time website illustrating the English county of Hampshire over the period 1832-1932 (the last two are expandible):
  • A group of maps of the post-1974 municipal districts or boroughs of Hampshire on Wikipedia Commons

Research Tips for Sussex

  • 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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