In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Adur like this:
ADUR, or Alder (The), a river of Sussex. It rises in St. Leonard's forest, in the neighbourhood of Horsham; and runs about 20 miles southward, past Ashurst and Steyning, to the English Channel at Shoreham. It affords good trouting above Bolney, and is noted for its mullet further down. It is navigable to Binesbridge.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Adur has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Adur. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Adur and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Adur in Sussex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th June 2013
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