West Dean  Sussex


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

DEAN (West), a parish in Westbourne district, Sussex; on the river Lavant, 5¼ miles N of Chichester r. station. It includes the tything of Chilgrove, and has a post office under Chichester. Acres, 2, 290. Real property, £3, 504. Pop., 681. Houses, 132. Cannon House was the seat of Lord Selsey. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester. Value, not reported.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Chichester. The church is cruciform; and has some mural monuments.

West Dean through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 28th January 2022

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