Portslade by Sea  Sussex


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Portslade By Sea like this:

PORTSLADE, a village and a parish in Steyning district, Sussex. The village stands on the South Coast railway, about a mile from the sea, and 4 W by N of Brighton; is a picturesque place; and has a station with telegraph on the railway, a post-office under Shoreham, and a police station. The parish extends to the coast, and comprises 1, 966 acres of land and 40 of water. ...

Real property, £5,003. Pop. in 1851, 733; in 1861, 1, 103. Houses, 186. The increase of pop. arose from the formation of a canal and a floating basin, in connexion with Shoreham harbour, for the convenience of the coal and timber trade of Brighton and its neighbourhood; and from the consequent erection of houses for seafaring men and their families. The property is subdivided. The Manor-House, Portslade House, and East Hill are chief residences, and command extensive views. The living is a vicarage, united with the rectory of Hangleton, in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £171.* Patron, the Countess Delawarr. The church is early English, ingood condition. There are a chapel of ease and a national school.

Portslade by Sea through time

Portslade By Sea is now part of Brighton and Hove district. Click here for graphs and data of how Brighton and Hove has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Portslade By Sea itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Portslade by Sea, in Brighton and Hove and Sussex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st June 2024

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