Bodiam or Bodiham, Sussex
Bodiam or Bodiham, a village and a parish in Sussex. The village stands on the river Pother, 3½ miles ESE of Hurst Green, and 5 from Etchingham station on the S.E.R. It has a post office under Hawkhurst; money order and telegraph office, Sandhurst (Kent). A fair is held annually on 6 June. The parish comprises 1604 acres; population, 310. The manor belonged to Sir Edward Dalryngrudge, who fought at Crecy and Poitiers, and passed to the Lewknors and others. A grand strong castle on it was built by Dalryngrudge, and is now a picturesque ruin, nearly square, with round towers at the angles, square towers in the middle of the sides, a great machicolated gateway, and remains of ancient defences and approach. The living is a vicarage, endowed with the rectorial tithes, in the diocese of Chichester gross value, £427 with residence. The church is Early and Decorated English.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Bodiam St. Giles|
|Poor Law union||Ticehurst|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Bodiam or Bodiham from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Bodiam (St. Giles))
Newspapers and Periodicals
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