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Pagham, Sussex

Historical Description

Pagham, a village and a parish in Sussex. The village stands on the coast, 3½ miles WSW of Bognor station on the L.B. & S.C.R., and 4 SSE of Chichester. It has a post office under Bognor; money order and telegraph office, Sidlesham. The parish contains also the hamlets of Lagness and Rosegreen, and includes the tithings of Aldwick, South Mundham, and Nytimber. Acreage, 3886; population, 887. It has a parish council consisting of nine members. Aldwick Place is the seat of the Grant family. The old harbour was reclaimed some years ago. An extraordinary feature at the mouth of it is the marvellous accumulation of sand and shingle, covering 50 or 60 acres. The reclaimed land is now farmed by the Harbour Company. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester; gross value, £220 with residence. Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The church is Early English, and comprises nave and chancel, with tower and spire. An archiepiscopal palace stood a little SE of the church, and has left some indistinct remains. There is a coastguard station.

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 parishPagham St. Thomas à Becket 
Poor Law unionWest Hampnett 

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CountyWest Sussex
RegionSouth East
Postal districtPO21
Post TownBognor Regis