Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Midhurst

Midhurst, market town and par., Sussex, on river Rother, 5 miles W. of Petworth, 11 N. of Chichester, and 61 SW. of London by rail, 671 ac., pop. 1615; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Thursday. It is supposed that Midhurst was a large town before the Norman Conquest. A splendid reception was given to King Edward VI. here in 1547. At the grammar school (founded 1672) Sir Charles Lyell, Eichard Cobden, and other famous men, were educated. Midhurst is in the centre of some fine scenery, but has little trade. It returned 2 members to Parliament from Edward IV. until 1832, and 1 member from 1832 until 1885.

(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "market town and parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "cities")
Administrative units: Midhurst Ch/CP       Sussex AncC
Place: Midhurst

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