Beckley, a parish in Sussex. It adjoins the river Pother, on the border of the county, 6 miles NW of Rye station on the S.E.R. It was known to the Saxons as Beccanlen, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office. Acreage, 5620; population, 1141. There were formerly extensive ironworks, and one part of the parish is still called Beckley Furnace. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester; net. value, £600 with residence. Patrons, University College, Oxford. The church is very good, and was restored in 1885. There is a Wesleyan chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Beckley All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Rye|
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Beckley from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Beckley (All Saints))
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- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
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