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Aldingbourne, Sussex

Historical Description

Aldingbourne, a parish in Sussex, 2½ miles from Barnham station on the L.B. & S.C.R., and 4 E of Chichester, under which it has a post and money order office; the telegraph office is Barnham Junction. Acreage, 3098; population, 798. It contains the hamlets of Norton-Lidsey and Westergate. Aldingbourne House was a seat of the Howards. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester; value, £225. Patron, the Bishop of Chichester. There was a Saxon church, and there are traces of Saxon work in the walls. The present church was built in 1180, and restored in 1889. The chancel is Early English. There is a Wesleyan chapel at Westergate.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySussex 
Ecclesiastical parishAldingbourne St. Mary 
HundredBox and Stockbridge 
Poor Law unionWest Hampnett 

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CountyWest Sussex
RegionSouth East
Postal districtPO20
Post TownChichester