Merston  Sussex


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

MERSTON, a parish in Westhampnett district, Sussex; on the Arundel and Portsmouth canal, 1 mile S of Brayton r. station, and 2 &hf, SE of Chichester. Post town, Chichester. Acres, 710. Real property, £1, 446. Pop., 79. Houses, 19. The manor belongs to J. Godman, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £263. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is partly early English, and consists of nave and chancel.

Merston through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 16th August 2022

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