West Wittering  Sussex


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

WITTERING (West), a parish, with a village, in Westhampnett district, Sussex; on the coast, 5½ miles SSW of Bosham r. station. It has a post-office under Chichester. Acres, 3,615; of which 1,245 are water-Real property, £4,550. Pop., 616. Houses, 136. Cakeham is the seat of J. Gorham, Esq. ...

A palace of the Bishops of Chichester once stood here; and a lofty brick hexagonal tower connected with it, and built in the early part of the 16th century, still stands. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £172. Patron, the Bishop ofThe church is ancient. There are a national school, and charities £11.

West Wittering through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd October 2021

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