Wivelsfield  Sussex


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

WIVELSFIELD, a parish in Lewes district, Sussex; 1½ mile NNE of Burgess-Hill r. station, and 4 SE of Cuckfield. It has a post-office under Hurstperpoint. Acres, 3,103. Real property, £3,284. Pop. in 1851, 608; in 1861, 1,162. Houses, 139. The increase of pop. arose from the erection of the Sussex lunatic asylum. ...

The property is subdivided. The lunatic asylum was built in 1857-9, at a cost of nearly £50,000; has annexed to it a neat chapel; and stands on high ground about a mile S of Haywards-Heath r. station. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £126. Patron, Miss Jane Tanner. The church is early English. There are a national school, and charities £15.

Wivelsfield through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 14th August 2022

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