In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Harting like this:
HARTING, a Village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Midhurst district, Sussex. The village stands near the Midhurst and Petersfield railway, 4 miles ESE of Petersfield; and has a station on the railway, jointly with Rogate, and a post office, under Petersfield. The parish includes also the hamlet of East Harting and West Harting; the former contiguous to the village, the latter about a mile to the NW. Acres 7, 832. Real property, £7, 676. Pop. 1, 247. Houses 264. The manor belonged, in the time of the Confessor, to Countess Gida; was known, at Domesday, as Hertinges; passed, after the Conquest, to Earl Montgomery; went, at the attainder of the third Earl, to the Crown; was given, in 1610, to Sir Edward Caryll; and was purchased, in 1746, by Sir Matthew Featherstonhaugh, Bart. ...
Up Park is the seat of the Featherstonhaughs. A lepers' hospital was founded in the parish, in the time of Henry II., by Henry de Hoese. The living is two fold, a vicarage and a sinecure rectory, in the diocese of Chichester. Value of the vicarage, £233;* of the rectory, not reported. Patron of both, Sir H. Feather stonhaugh, Bart. The church is ancient; was partly restored in 1 854, partly rebuilt in 1858; and has a tower, with copper spire. There are an Independent chapel, a national school, and charities £39.The sub-district contains eleven parishes. Acres, 27, 608. Pop., 4, 537. Houses, 924.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Harting, in Chichester and Sussex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 06th December 2013
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