Ardingly, a parish in Sussex, on the L.B. & S.C.R., 36 miles from London, and 3 NE of Cuckfield. It includes the hamlet of Hapsted, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office. Acreage, 3842; population, 1280. Wakehurst Place, a short distance NE of the church, was formerly the seat of the Wakehursts and the Culpeppers. The mansion was built in 1590 by one of the Culpeppers, and is a picturesque structure, stained with lichens. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester; value, £466. The church is very old, but has been restored, and contains brasses to the families of Wakehurst and Culpepper. A Congregational chapel was built in 1886. A reading-room is open during the winter, and a recreation ground has been presented by the Marchioness of Downshire and Lord Arthur Hill. The parish contains a great lower middle school, called Ardingly College. The buildings of the college were completed in 1869, are in the First Pointed style, and comprise two quadrangles.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Ardingly from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Ardingley, or Erthingley)
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