Sompting  Sussex


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

SOMPTING, a parish, with S. village and Cokeham hamlet, in Steyning district, Sussex; 1½ mile NNE of Worthing r. station. Post town, Shoreham. Acres, 2,930. Real property, £4,212. Pop., 628. Houses, 132. The property is divided among a few. S. -Abbots belonged once to Fécamp abbey, and belongs now to H. Crofts, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £200.* Patron, H. Crofts, Esq. The church is cruciform; has Saxon and Norman portions, but is chiefly early English; and was recently repaired. There is a national school.

Sompting through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd June 2021

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