In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Stopham like this:
STOPHAM, a parish in Thakeham district, Sussex; on the river Arun, 1 mile W of Pulborough r. station. Post town, Petworth. Acres, 876. Real property, £1,197. Pop., 130. Houses, 19. The manor, with S. House, belongs to G. Bartelot, Esq. S. Bridge, over the Arun, is a seven-arched structure of 1309. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £150.* Patron, G. Bartelot, Esq. The church is partly Norman, partly decorated English. There is a parochial school.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Stopham, in Chichester and Sussex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th April 2017
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