In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Albourne like this:
ALBOURNE, a parish in Cuckfield district, Sussex; 3½ miles W of Hassock's Gate r. station, and 6½ SW of Cuckfield. It has a post office under Hurstperpoint. Acres, 1,740. Real property, £2,641. Pop., 341. Houses, 68. The property is somewhat divided. Albourne Place is said to have been built by Archbishop Juxon, who attended Charles I. on the scaffold; and was the residence of the eccentric Sir R. Fagge The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £225.* Patron, John Goring, Esq. The church is good. Charities, £11.
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 Albourne has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Mid Sussex. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Albourne and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Albourne in Mid Sussex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 16th April 2014
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