Ardingly  Sussex


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

ARDINGLY, a parish in Cuckfield district, Sussex; near the Brighton railway, 2 miles SE of Balcombe r. station, and 3 NE of Cuckfield. It includes the hamlet of Hapsted; and its Post Town is Cuckfield. Acres, 3,817. Real property, £3,564. Pop., 626. Houses, 114. Wakehurst Place, a short distance NE of the church, was formerly the seat of the Wakehursts and the Culpeppers; and is now the seat of Sir Alex. ...

Cockburn. The mansion was built in 1590, by one of the Culpeppers; and is a picturesque structure, stained with lichens. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £498* Patron,-J. F. W. Peyton, Esq. The church is ancient. There are an Independent chapel, a national school, and a great lower middle school, called Ardingly college. The buildings of the college were completed in 1869; are in the first pointed style; and comprise two quadrangles, with accommodation for 1,000 resident boy pupils.

Ardingly through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 25th June 2024

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