Source:Page, William. Victoria History of the County of Sussex

Source The Victoria history of the county of Sussex
Author Page, William
Keeling, Susan M
Salzman, Louis Francis
Lewis, C. P.
Place Sussex, England
Subject History
Publication information
Type Miscellaneous
Publisher A. Constable
Date issued 1905-
Place issued London
Page, William; Susan M Keeling; Louis Francis Salzman; and C. P. Lewis. The Victoria history of the county of Sussex. (London: A. Constable, 1905-).
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Volume 2.3. A part-volume, covering the religious houses of Sussex. It includes an account of Chichester cathedral.
Volume 3.2. A part-volume describing the cathedral and port city of Chichester, including a detailed account of the architecture of the cathedral.
Volume 4. Covers the area surrounding Chichester, from Selsey on the south coast to Midhurst to the north, and from Bognor Regis in the east to the county border with Hampshire in the west. The city of Chichester itself is covered in volume 3.
Volume 5.1. This volume describes the history of the borough of Arundel, with its noted castle, religious houses, and Roman Catholic cathedral, and 11 rural and suburban parishes in the adjoining coastal region of Sussex, including Felpham and Middleton.
Volume 6.1. Describes the southern part of Bramber rape, the easternmost of the three rapes of West Sussex. It tells the history of 19 parishes lying along the coastal strip and over the South Downs.
Volume 6.2. Gives the history of the ten parishes that form the north-western part of Bramber rape, from Sullington in the south to Warnham in the north, lying mostly in the Weald.
Volume 6.3. Gives the history of the eleven parishes that form the north-eastern part of Bramber rape, from Upper Beeding in the south to Ifield in the north, together with that of Crawley new town, founded in 1947.
Volume 7. Covers the rape and honour of Lewes, in the east of the county. It includes an extensive account of the borough of Lewes itself, as well as detailing the parishes from the old parish of Crawley and the county border in the north, to coastal areas in the south, including Brighton to the west and Newhaven in the east.

Sussex has been divided into "East Sussex" and "West Sussex" since the early part of the 20th century, but the Victoria County History considers the two parts as one county. The word "rape" replaces the word "hundred" in Sussex.

The full number of volumes for Sussex is unknown.

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FHL film numbers

  • 845066
  • 845067
  • 845068 Item 1