Sompting, a rural parish, including the hamlet of Cokeham, in Sussex, 2½ miles NNE of Worthing station on the L.B. & S.C.R. It has a post and money order office under Worthing; telegraph office, Broadwater. Acreage, 2917; population, 700. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. The manor of Sompting Abbots belonged once to Fecamp Abbey, and belongs now to the Crofts family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester; net value, £210 with residence. The church is cruciform, is chiefly Norman and Early English, and has been restored. It has a Saxon tower with a spire of which no other specimen of like age is to be seen in England. A reading-room was erected in 1889.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Directories & Gazetteers
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- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
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- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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