In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Fernhurst like this:
FARNHURST, or Fernhurst, a parish in Midhurst district, Sussex; 3½ miles S by W of Haslemere r. station, and 4½ N by E of Midhurst. It has a post office under Liphook. Acres, 4, 757. Real property, £2, 230. Pop., 769. Houses, 116. The property is divided among a few. The scenery, in the S, is wild and various; and a very fine view is obtained at Henley hill. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester. Valne, £111.* Patron, the Earl of Egmont. The church is early English and good; and has a shingle spire.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Fernhurst, in Chichester and Sussex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 22nd November 2014
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