Bishopstone  Sussex


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

BISHOPSTONE, a parish and a hundred in Lewes district, Sussex. The parish lies on the Newhaven railway, 9 miles SSE of Lewes; and has a post office under Lewes, and a r. station. Acres, 1,937: of which 108 are water. Real property, £1,995. Pop., 322. Houses, 73. The property is divided among a few. ...

The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £88. Patron, the Bishop of London. The church is Norman and early English; has a tower of four stages; was recently restored; and possesses high interest to artists and antiquaries. The Rev. J. Hurdis, author of the "Village Curate," was a native; and his monument is in the church.-The hundred is in the rape of Pevensey; and consists of the parishes of Bishopstone and Denton. Acres, 2,945. Pop., 528. Houses, 108.

Bishopstone through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 19th October 2021

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