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Lodsworth, Sussex

Historical Description

Lodsworth, a parish in Sussex, near the river Bother, 3½ miles NE of Midhurst station on the L.B. & S.C.B. It contains the hamlet of Lickfold, and has a post and money order office under Petworth; telegraph office, Selham. Acreage, 2442; population of the civil parish, 645; of the ecclesiastical, 592. The manor belonged anciently to the Bishop of London; was then a liberty, enjoying certain exemptions; was given by Henry VIII. to Sir Anthony Browne; and belongs now to the Earl of Egmont. Blackdown House, an old Elizabethan mansion, is in the parish. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester; value, £70 with residence. The church is ancient; comprises nave, aisles, transepts, and chancel, with a tower. The nave has a kind of open cloister of timber-work, and has been restored.

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 parishLodsworth St. Peter 
Poor Law unionMidhurst 

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CountyWest Sussex
RegionSouth East
Postal districtGU28
Post TownPetworth