Clayton  Sussex


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

CLAYTON, a parish in Cuckfield district, Sussex; on the London and Brighton railway, 1 mile S of Hassocks-Gate r. station, and 2 SE of Hurstperpoint. It has a post office under Hurstperpoint, and fairs on 5 July and 26 Sept. Acres, 2, 402. Real property, £3, 456. Pop., 863. Houses, 164. The property is divided among a few. ...

Clayton Priory is the seat of the Elwood family. A tunnel of the railway through the South Downs, 1½ mile long, commences a short distance south of the church, and was formed at a cost of upwards of £90, 000. The living is a rectory, united with the p. curacy of Keymer, in the diocese of Chichester. Value, not reported. Patron, Brazenose College, Oxford. The old church is early English, with a round chancel-arch, of quasi-Saxon character. A new church was built in 1863, at St. John's Common, at a cost of £6, 000; is in the decorated English style, and cruciform; and the charge of it is a separate vicarage, in the patronage of the rector.

Clayton through time

Clayton 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 Clayton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 27th June 2022

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