Rusper  Sussex


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

RUSPER, a parish, with a village, in Horsham district, Sussex; 2½ miles N W of Faygate r. station, and 5 N N E of Horsham. It has a post-office under Horsham. Acres, 3, 126. Real property, £2, 173. Pop., 590. Houses, 98. Nunnery is the seat of G. G. Hill, Esq.; and occupies the site of a Benedictine nunnery, founded in the time of Richard I. ...

by Archbishop Gervaise, and refounded in 1231 by W de Braose. Norman's farmhas belonged to the family of Mutton since the Normanconquest. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £202. Patron, Mrs. Greene. The church is partly early English. Charities, £16.

Rusper through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 01st March 2021

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