Place:Treyford, Sussex, England

Coordinates50.963°N 0.829°W
Located inSussex, England
Also located inWest Sussex, England     (1865 - )
See alsoChichester Rape, Sussex, Englandrape in which it was located
Dumpford Hundred, Sussex, Englandhundred in which it was located
Midhurst Rural, Sussex, Englandrural district 1894-1974
Chichester District, West Sussex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Treyford is a hamlet and a former parish in the Chichester District of West Sussex, England. Since the local administration reorganization of 1974 it is located within the civil parish of "Elsted and Treyford". The hamlet sits on the Elsted to Bepton road 4 miles (6.4 km) southwest of Midhurst.

The population of the whole parish in 2001 was 253 in 114 households. At the 2011 Census the population was 246. The area of the parish is 15.90 km2 (6.14 sq mi). The parish contains the settlements of Elsted, Treyford, Didling, Elsted Marsh and Hooksway. The last two have been redirected to Elsted.

Treyford (as "Treverde") was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 in the ancient hundred of Dumpford as having 21 households: eight villagers, eight smallholders and five slaves; with ploughing land, woodland, meadows and a mill; it had a value to the lord of the manor of £5.4. The lord of the manor was Robert, son of Theobald.

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).

"TREYFORD, a parish in Midhurst [registration] district, Sussex; 2 miles SSE of Elsted [railway] station, and 5 WSW of Midhurst. Post town: Petersfield. Acres: 1,260. Real property: £886. Population: 123. Houses: 30. The manor was given, after the Norman conquest, to Earl Montgomery; and passed to Newton abbey, W. Aylwin, Sir J. Peachey, Lord Selsey, and others. The living is annexed to Elsted. The old church is disused, and the new one was built in 1849."

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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