Westbourne  Sussex


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

WESTBOURNE, a village, a parish, a sub-district, a district, and a hundred, in Sussex. The village stands 1 mile N of Emsworth r. station, and 2¾ ENE of Havant; was once a trading town; and has a post-office under Emsworth. The parish includes five tythings; comprises 4,306 acres of land, and 785 of water: and contains W. ...

workhouse. Real property, £10,914. Pop., 2,165. Houses, 467. Much of the land belongs to Lord Leconfield and Messrs. Hipkin and Wyatt. The living is a rectory and a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £450.* Patron, J. Sperling, Esq. The church is good; and there is a national school.—The sub-district contains 4 parishes. Acres, 14,120. Pop., 3,726.—The district includes Funtington sub-district, and comprises 32,886 acres. Poor rates in 1863, £4,287. Pop. in 1851, 6,944: in 1861, 6,954. Houses, 1,427. Marriages in 1863, 53; births, 217,-of which 12 were illegitimate: deaths, 154,-of which 47 were at ages under 5 years, and 7 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 441: births, 1,986; deaths, 1,215. The places of worship, in 1851, were 14 of the Church of England, with 3,518 sittings; 3 of Independents, with 275 s.; 2 of Baptists, with 88 s.; and 1 of Bible Christians, with 90 s. The schools were 10 public day-schools, with 758 scholars: 7 private day-schools, with 193 s.; 8 Sunday schools, with 546 s.; and 3 evening schools for adults, with 36 s.-The hundred contains 12 parishes; bears the name of W. and Singleton; and is in Chichester rape. Acres, 32,019. Pop. in 1851, 5,722. Houses, 1,110.

Westbourne through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd April 2024

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