Shoreham  Sussex


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Shoreham like this:

Shoreham.-- (or New Shoreham), market town, seaport, and par., Sussex, at mouth of river Adur (here crossed by a suspension bridge), 6 miles W. of Brighton and 56½ SW. of London by rail, 116 ac., pop. 3505; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Saturday. The town of Shoreham was originally situated in Old Shoreham parish, 1 mile N. ...

of its present site, and its harbour was long a great outlet to the Continent, but early in the 15th century it became silted up. The present harbour (piers erected 1819) is only tidal, and encumbered by a bar, but there is an important trade coastwise and with France, Holland, and the north of Europe. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.) Shipbuilding, and oyster and other fisheries, are important industries. The fine old parish church dates from about 1100. Among the educational institutions are the Protestant Grammar School and the Collegiate School. In the Swiss Gardens are a theatre, a museum, and a conservatory. Shoreham (the parl. limits of which were extended in 1770 so as to include all the rape of Bramber except the bor. of Horsham) returned 2 members to Parliament from the time of Edward NI. until 1885.

Shoreham through time

Shoreham is now part of Adur district. Click here for graphs and data of how Adur has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Shoreham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Shoreham, in Adur and Sussex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 28th January 2022

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