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Lower Beeding, Sussex

Historical Description

Beeding, Lower, is an extensive parish in Sussex, in St Leonard's Forest, 4½ miles from Horsham station on the L.B. & S.C.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office. Acreage, 10,153; population of the civil parish, 1284; of the ecclesiastical, 799. There are several good residences. Crabtree Hall was erected in 1875 as a village hall and a workmen's club, and contains a good library. The lands of Bewbush and Holmbush belong to Colgate, a district of Lower Beeding. Holmbush Beacon Tower, 106 feet high, is visible for many miles round. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester; net value, £108 with residence. The church was built in 1839, and enlarged in 1864. There is a chapel of ease dedicated to St John the Baptist, beautifully situated in St Leonard's Forest.

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 
Ancient CountySussex 
Civil parishBeeding 
Ecclesiastical parishBeeding St. Peter 
Poor Law unionHorsham 
Poor Law unionSteyning 

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CountyWest Sussex
RegionSouth East
Postal districtRH13
Post TownHorsham