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Thakeham, Sussex

Historical Description

Thakeham, a village and a parish in Sussex. The village stands on rising-ground, 5 miles from Billinghurst station on the L.B. & S.C.R. It has a post office under Pulborough; money order and telegraph office, Storrington. The parish includes Greenhurst hamlet, and the detached tracts of Muttons Farm and Spear Hill, and contains the district workhouse. Acreage, 2941; population of the civil parish, 486; of the ecclesiastical, 494. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester; net value, £435 with residence. The church is partly Early English.

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 parishThakeham St. Mary 
HundredEast Easwrith 
Poor Law unionThakeham 

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CountyWest Sussex
RegionSouth East
Postal districtRH20
Post TownPulborough