The County of Sussex

Sussex is bounded, North by Surrey and Kent, East by Kent, South by the English Channel, and West by Hampshire. It is 70 miles long, and 28 miles broad; and is divided into six Rapes: namely, Arundel, Bramber, Chichester, Hastings, Lewes, Pevensey. Rivers: the Arun, the Adur, the Ouse, the Rother, the Rye, and the Cockmere. It has 18 Market-Towns. It is in the Province of Canterbury, and partly in that Diocese, but mostly in the Diocese of Chichester, and it is in the Home Circuit. It contains 1463 square miles, or 936,320 acres. Population, 299,753.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Sussex Towns & Villages

Lewes Sussex – Beeton’s British Gazetteer 1870

Lewes, a parliamentary borough and market and post town of England, and the county town of Sussex, on the Ouse, 7 miles N.E. from Brighton. It contains several churches, some of which are of ancient date, and numerous chapels for nonconformists. It has also a free grammar-school, a county-hall, a house of correction, barracks, assembly rooms, a corn and hop exchange, theatre, library, mechanics’ institute, and a county gaol. Near this town, in 1264, Henry II. was defeated by Simon de Montfort, and imprisoned in the castle. Manf. Paper, leather, cordage, and twine; the town has also an active trade in corn and malt. Mar. D. Tues. Pop. 9716. It is a telegraph station, and a station on the London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway, en route from Brighton to Uckfield, Seaford, Polegate, Eastbourne, Hailsham, and Hastings.

Source: Beeton’s British Gazetteer 1870. Ward, Lock & Tyler, Paternoster Row, London.

Falmer Sussex Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland Gorton 1833

English: Falmer Church and pond The Church of ...
English: Falmer Church and pond The Church of St Lawrence is close to the shores of the village pond. In current times, it would be unusual to obtain this view without parked cars and people feeding the ducks. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Falmer, co. Sussex.

P. T. Lewes (50) 4 m. WSW. Pop. 437.

A parish in the hundred of Younsmere, rape of Lewes; living, a dis. vicarage and a peculiar in the diocese of Canterbury; valued in K. B. 6l. 10s. 10d. ; patron (1829) the Earl of Chichester.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. II; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.