Beckley  Sussex


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

BECKLEY, a parish and a subdistrict in the district of Rye, Sussex. The parish adjoins the river Rother, on the border of the county, 6 miles NW of Rye r. station; it was known to the Saxons as Beccanlen; and it has a post office under Staplehurst. Acres, 5,316. Real property, £7,113. Pop., 1,252. ...

Houses, 273. The property is subdivided. There were formerly extensive iron-works. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £851.* Patron, University college, Oxford. The church is very good. There is a Wesleyan chapel. A fair is held on Easter Thursday.-The subdistrict comprises six parishes. Acres, 23,073. Pop., 5,574. Houses, 1,169.

Beckley through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 30th May 2024

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