Harting  Sussex


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

HARTING, a Village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Midhurst district, Sussex. The village stands near the Midhurst and Petersfield railway, 4 miles ESE of Petersfield; and has a station on the railway, jointly with Rogate, and a post office, under Petersfield. The parish includes also the hamlet of East Harting and West Harting; the former contiguous to the village, the latter about a mile to the NW. ...

Acres 7, 832. Real property, £7, 676. Pop. 1, 247. Houses 264. The manor belonged, in the time of the Confessor, to Countess Gida; was known, at Domesday, as Hertinges; passed, after the Conquest, to Earl Montgomery; went, at the attainder of the third Earl, to the Crown; was given, in 1610, to Sir Edward Caryll; and was purchased, in 1746, by Sir Matthew Featherstonhaugh, Bart. Up Park is the seat of the Featherstonhaughs. A lepers' hospital was founded in the parish, in the time of Henry II., by Henry de Hoese. The living is two fold, a vicarage and a sinecure rectory, in the diocese of Chichester. Value of the vicarage, £233;* of the rectory, not reported. Patron of both, Sir H. Feather stonhaugh, Bart. The church is ancient; was partly restored in 1 854, partly rebuilt in 1858; and has a tower, with copper spire. There are an Independent chapel, a national school, and charities £39.—The sub-district contains eleven parishes. Acres, 27, 608. Pop., 4, 537. Houses, 924.

Harting through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st September 2021

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