In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bishopstone like this:
BISHOPSTONE, a parish and a hundred in Lewes district, Sussex. The parish lies on the Newhaven railway, 9 miles SSE of Lewes; and has a post office under Lewes, and a r. station. Acres, 1,937: of which 108 are water. Real property, £1,995. Pop., 322. Houses, 73. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £88. Patron, the Bishop of London. The church is Norman and early English; has a tower of four stages; was recently restored; and possesses high interest to artists and antiquaries. The Rev. J. Hurdis, author of the "Village Curate," was a native; and his monument is in the church.-The hundred is in the rape of Pevensey; and consists of the parishes of Bishopstone and Denton. Acres, 2,945. Pop., 528. Houses, 108.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bishopstone, in Lewes and Sussex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th December 2014
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