Etchingham  Sussex


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

ETCHINGHAM, a parish in Ticehurst district, Sussex; on the river Rother, and on the Tunbridge-Wells and Hastings railway, 3½ miles SE by S of Ticehurst. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Hurst-Green. Acres, 3, 750. Real property, £4, 518. Pop., 864. Houses, 167. ...

The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged to the Etchinghams from an early period till the time of Elizabeth. The ancient manor-house was moated; but the site of it is now traversed by the railway. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £518. Patrons, the Trustees of W. Cheslow, Esq. The church is decorated English; shows the flamboyant character in the E window, and other peculiar features in other parts; has a very long chancel, a square tower, a staircase-turret, and a high-pitched roof; contains an early English font, and brasses of the Etchinghams; and recently was well restored.

Etchingham through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 15th October 2019

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