Pulborough  Sussex


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

PULBOROUGH, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Thakeham district, Sussex. The village stands on the river Arun, on the Mid-Sussex railway, and on the Roman road from Regnum to Londinum, 9 miles N by E of Arundel; consists chiefly of one long street; and has a post-office‡ under Petworth, a railway station with telegraph, a good inn, a weekly corn-market on Friday, acattle market on alternate Mondays, and a fair on Easter Tuesday. ...

The parish comprises 6, 398 acres. Real property, £11, 988. Pop., 1,852. Houses, 371. The property is much subdivided. Numerous Roman relics have beenfound. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £1, 750.* Patron, Lord Leconfield. The church is early English; was recently restored; has a W tower; and contains a Saxon font, a few brasses, and numerousmonumental inscriptions. There are a dissenting chapel, three spacious national school-rooms, built in 1859, and four alms-houses, erected in 1861.—The sub-district contains also four other parishes, and part of another. Pop., 3, 378. Houses, 670.

Pulborough through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st June 2024

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