Midhurst  Sussex


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Midhurst like this:

Midhurst, market town and par., Sussex, on river Rother, 5 miles W. of Petworth, 11 N. of Chichester, and 61 SW. of London by rail, 671 ac., pop. 1615; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Thursday. It is supposed that Midhurst was a large town before the Norman Conquest. A splendid reception was given to King Edward VI. ...

here in 1547. At the grammar school (founded 1672) Sir Charles Lyell, Eichard Cobden, and other famous men, were educated. Midhurst is in the centre of some fine scenery, but has little trade. It returned 2 members to Parliament from Edward IV. until 1832, and 1 member from 1832 until 1885.

Midhurst through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th April 2024

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