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Southwick, Sussex

Historical Description

Southwick, a village and a parish in Sussex. The village stands on the coast, with a station on the L.B. & S.C.R., 54 miles from London, and 2 E of Shoreham. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Brighton. The parish contains also Fishergate hamlet, and comprises 1041 acres; population, 2564. A ship canal, 2 miles in length, to receive vessels of 650 tons burden, extends from Shoreham harbour to Aldrington parish, and trade is carried on in coals, corn, and timber. The Sailors' Institute was erected in 1889. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester; value, £150 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is a building of flint. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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 parishSouthwick St. Michael 
Poor Law unionSteyning 

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CountyWest Sussex
RegionSouth East
Postal districtBN42
Post TownBrighton