Hardham  Sussex


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

HARDHAM, a parish in Thakeham district, Sussex; on Stane street, the river Arun, and the Crawley and Arundel railway, 1 mile SSW of Pulborough. Post town, Pulborough, under Petworth. Acres, 680. Real property, £1, 359. Pop., 87. Houses, 14. The property is all in one estate. A priory of Black canons was founded here, in the time of Henry II., by Sir William Dawtry; and some arches and mouldings of it, in transition Norman, still exist. ...

A Roman entrenchment, about 400 feet square, on Stane street, is opposite the priory. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £66. Patron, the Bishop of Chichester. The church is early English, and bad. A yew, 23 feet in girth, is in the churchyard.

Hardham through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st June 2024

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