Chailey, Sussex

Historical Description

Chailey, a village and a parish in Sussex on the L.B. & S.C.R., 43 miles from London. There is a post, money order, and telegraph office under Cooksbridge, S.O. (Sussex). Acreage, 5939; population, 1333. On the green is the village reading-room. A market for fat stock is held every other Monday. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester; value, £508 with residence. The church is Early English, and was thoroughly restored in 1878-79. In 1876 a chapel of ease was erected. The old workhouse was tranStrred in 1873 to East Chiltington. The Chailey Industrial School for boys is situated on. the North Common.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


Ancient County Sussex
Hundred Street
Poor Law union Chailey

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the entry for Chailey (St. Peter) from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848


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