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Sidlesham, Sussex

Historical Description

Sidlesham, a village and a parish in Sussex. The village stands near the head of Pagham harbour, and 3½ miles S of Chichester station on the L.B. & S.C.R. It has a post,. money order, and telegraph office under Chichester. The parish includes part of Almodington tithing, and comprises. 3960 acres; population, 920. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester; net value, £110 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Chichester. The church is Early English in style, and was restored in 1890. There is a Wesleyan chapel erected in 1878.

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 parishSidlesham St. Mary 
Poor Law unionWest Hampnett 

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CountyWest Sussex
RegionSouth East
Postal districtPO20
Post TownChichester