In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Burton like this:
BURTON, or Bodexton, a parish in Chichester district, Sussex; on the river Rother and the Arundel canal, near the Mid-Sussex railway, 3 miles SSW of Petworth. Post Town, Petworth. Acres, 809. Real property, £597. Pop., 45. Houses, 9. Burton Park is the seat of the Biddulphs. The living is a rectory, united with the p. curacy of Coates, in the diocese of Chichester. Value £113. Patron, George Wyndham, Esq.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Burton, in Chichester and Sussex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th April 2017
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