Linchmere  Sussex


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

LINCHMERE, or LYNCHMERE, a parish in Midhurst district, Sussex; on the Midhurst and Haslemere railway, 3 miles SW of Haslemere. Post town, Haslemere, under Liphook. Acres, 2,101. Real property, £1,131. Pop., 283. Houses, 56. The property is chiefly divided among four. The manor belonged anciently to the De Percys; passed to the Fitzalans, - afterwards to Sir William Fitzwilliam; and belongs now to the Earl of Egmont. ...

Shulbrede priory, in this parish, was founded in the time of Henry III., by Sir Ralph de Arderne, for Augustinian canons; was given, at the dissolution, to Sir William Fitzwilliam; and has left some remains, on part of which are still discernible some curious fresco paintings. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £60. Patron, the Rev. W. H. Parson. The church is of the 14th century; was restored in 1856; and consists of nave, aisle, and chancel. There is a parochial school.

Linchmere through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd May 2022

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