Thakenham  Sussex


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

THAKEHAM, a village, a parish, and a district, in Sussex. The village stands on rising-ground, 4 miles ESE of Pulborough r. station, and 6½ NW of Steyning; and has a fair on Whit-Tuesday. The parish includes Greenhurst hamlet, and the detached tracts of Muttons-Farm and Spear-Hill; and contains the district workhouse. ...

Post town, Steyning, under Hurstperpoint. Acres, 2,980. Real property, £3,261. Pop., 559. Houses, 97. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £710.* Patron, the Duke of Norfolk. The church is partly early English.—The district contains 14 parishes and a part; and is divided into the sub-districts of Washington and Pulborough. Acres, 35,599. Poor rates in 1863, £5,086. Pop. in 1851, 7,434; in 1861, 7,567. Houses, 1,485. Marriages in 1863, 50; births, 244,-of which 19 were illegitimate; deaths, 130,-of which 36 were at ages under 5 years, and 5 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 494; births, 2,390; deaths, 1,368. The places of worship, in 1851, were 17 of the Church of England, with 2,963 sittings; 1 of Independents, with 100 s.; and 1 of Independent Methodists, with 200 s. The schools were 14 public day-schools, with 735 scholars; 23 private day-schools, with 370 s.; 13 Sunday schools, with 746 s.; and 2 evening schools for adults, with 37 s.

Thakenham through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st June 2024

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