Boxgrove  Sussex


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

BOXGROVE, a village, a parish, and a subdistrict in Westhampnett district, Sussex. The village stands 2 miles NNE of Drayton r. station, and 3½ NE by E of Chichester.—The parish includes also the hamlets of Crocker-Hill and East Hampnett, the tythings of Halnaker and Strellington, and part of the hamlet of Seabeach; and has a post office under Chichester. ...

Acres, 3,676. Real property, £5,249. Pop., 666. Houses, 158. The property is divided among a few. The manor was given by Henry I. to Robert de Hay, passed to the Poynings, the Delawarrs, and the Morleys; and belongs now to the Duke of Richmond. Halnaker House, built by Sir Thomas West, Lord Delawarr, in the time of Henry VIII., is now a mass of ruin. Goodwood, the seat of the Duke of Richmond, is a great feature. See Goodwood. A priory was founded at Boxgrove by Robert de Hay; made a cell to the Benedictine Abbey of Lessay, in Normandy; and allowed to retain its endowments at the suppression of alien monasteries. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £687.* Patron, the Duke of Richmond. The church consists of the chancel, aisles, transepts, and central tower of the ancient priory; is all rich early English, except the tower, which is Norman; and contains tombs of the Poynings, the Delawarrs, and the Morleys,-also three others probably of Henry l.'s queen Adeliza and her two daughters. An endowed school has £56; almshouses, £115; and other charities £13.-The subdistrict comprises seven parishes. Acres, 16,752. Pop., 3,632. Houses, 761.

Boxgrove through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 03rd July 2022

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