In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described East Lavington like this:
WOOLAVINGTON, a parish in Midhurst district, Sussex; nominally 2½ miles SSW of Petworth r. station, but partly adjoining Midhurst, and comprising several portions at considerable distances from one another . It has a post-office, of the name of Lavington, under Petworth. Acres, 2,530. Real property, £2,177. Pop., 488. Houses, 87. Lavington House belongs to Bishop Wilberforce; and Beechwood house is the seat of Miss Noel. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £277.* Patron, Bishop Wilberforce. The church is good. Charities, £8.
East Lavington is now part of Chichester district. Click here for graphs and data of how Chichester has changed over two centuries. For statistics about East Lavington itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of East Lavington, in Chichester and Sussex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th March 2017
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