Hellingly  Sussex


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

HELLINGLY, a parish and a sub-district in Hailsham district, Sussex. The parish lies on the river Cuckmere, and on the line of projected railway from Hailsham to Tunbridge wells, 2 miles N of Hailsham; and contains the village of Horsebridge, which has a post office under Hurst Green. Acres, 6, 015. ...

Real property, £7, 314. Pop., 1, 606. Houses, 294. The property is much subdivided. The ancient manor house of Horselunges contains some fine specimens of ancient carving. A deerpark of the Pelhams here, in the time of Henry VIII., was the scene of an affray which led to the execution of Lord Dacre of Hurstmonceaux at Tyburn. John Milles, a Protestant minister of Hellingly, was brought to the stake in the time of Queen Mary. There is a medicinal spring. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £344.* Patron, the Earl of Chichester. The church was restored in 1869. There are chapels for Baptists and Independents, a national school, a boys' orphanage built in 1 866, and the Hailsham workhouse.—The sub-district contains five parishes. Acres, 29, 120. Pop., 6, 663. Houses, 1, 263.

Hellingly through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 30th May 2024

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