Westhampnett  Sussex


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

HAMPNETT (WEST), or WESTHAMPNETT, a parish and a district in Sussex. The parish lies 1½ mile NNW of Drayton r. station, and 1 ½ NE of Chichester; and it contains the hamlets of Westerton, Mandling, and Woodcote. Post town, Chichester. Acres, 1,899. Real property, £, 898. Pop. ...

in 185, 637; in 186, 502. Houses, 73. The manor belongs to the Duke of Richmond. West Hampnett Place is a Tudor edifice, with a modern front; was built by Richard Sackville, uncle of the first Lord Buckhurst; passed to the Duke of Richmond; and was converted by him into the West Hampnett Workhouse. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £44.* Patron, the Duke of Richmond. The church is early English; and has a monument of Richard Sackville.—The district comprehends the sub-district of Boxgrove, containing the parishes of West Hampnett, Boo grove, Eartham, Aldinngbourn, Oving, Tangmere, and East Lavant; the sub-district of Singleton, containing the parishes of Singleton, Mid Lavant, West Stoke, Binderton, East Dean, UpWaltham, and Graffham; the sub-district of Yapton, containing the parishes of Yapton, Binsted, Slindon, Madehurst, Walberton, Eastergate, Barnham, Felpham, and Middleton; the sub-district of Wyke, containing the parishes of Rumbolds-Wyke, Merston, Pagham, Hunston, North Mundham, Donnington, Appledram, and New Fishbourne; and the sub-district of Manhood, containing the parishes of Birdham, West Itchenor, West Wittering, East Wittering, Earnley, Sidlesham, and Selsey. Acres, 7, 913. Poor rates in 1863, £, 398. Pop. in 185, 1, 268; in 186, 1,811. Houses, 3, 101. Marriages in 186, 88; births, 441, -of which 25 were illegitimate; deaths, 224, -of which 59 were at ages under 5 years, and 6 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 943; births, 4, 372; deaths, 2, 643. The places of worship, in 1851, were 36 of the Church of England, with 6, 634 sittings; 4 of Independents, with 230 s.; 2 of Wesleyan Methodists, with 140 s., and 5 of Bible Christians, With 479 s. The schools were 26 public day schools, with 1, 508 scholars; 37 private dayschools, with 549 s.; 31 Sunday schools, with 1, 404 s.; and 2 evening schools for adults, with 50 s.

Westhampnett through time

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

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


Date accessed: 13th August 2022

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