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Shipley, Sussex

Historical Description

Shipley, a village and a parish in Sussex. The village stands 3 miles from Southwater and West Grinstead stations on the L.B. & S.C.R., and 6 SSW of Horsham. It has a post and money order office under Horsham; telegraph office, Southwater railway station. The parish includes part of Southwater chapelry, and comprises 7778 acres; population of the civil parish, 1061; of the ecclesiastical, 958. There is a parish council consisting of eleven members. The manor, with Knepp Castle, belongs to the Burrell family. An old castle, the seat of the Braose family, was here, but is reduced to a remnant of the keep. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester; net value, £160 with residence. The church is mainly Norman; has a central tower, and was restored in 1893. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a Friends' meeting-house.

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 parishShipley St. Mary 
HundredWest Grinstead 
Poor Law unionHorsham 

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CountyWest Sussex
RegionSouth East
Postal districtRH13
Post TownHorsham