Alciston  Sussex


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Alciston like this:

ALCISTON, a parish and a hundred in Sussex. The parish lies in the district of Lewes, 1 mile S of Berwick r. station, and 6½ SE of Lewes. Post Town, Selmeston under Lewes. Acres, 2,079. Real property, £1,596. Pop., 220. Houses, 47. The manor belonged anciently to the Abbot of Battle. ...

The surface is hilly. The living is a vicarage, united to Selmeston, in the diocese of Chichester. The church shows features of Norman and of early English, and is in tolerable condition.-The hundred of Alciston is in the rape of Pevensey, and comprises the parishes of Alciston, Alfriston, and Lullington. Acres, 5,666. Pop. in 1851, 859. Houses, 181.

Alciston through time

Alciston is now part of Wealden district. Click here for graphs and data of how Wealden has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Alciston itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Alciston, in Wealden and Sussex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 02nd December 2021

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