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Westbourne, Sussex

Historical Description

Westbourne, a village, a parish, and a hundred, in Sussex. The village stands 1 mile N of Emsworth station on the L.B. & S.C.R., and 2½ miles ENE of Havant; was once a trading town, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Emsworth. The parish includes five tithings; comprises 4423 acres of land and 561 of water and foreshore; population of the civil parish, 2409; of the ecclesiastical, 1302. There is a parish council consisting of fifteen members. Much of the land belongs to the Earl of Dartmouth, who is lord of the manor, and Lord Leconfield. The living is a rectory and a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester; net value, £255 with residence. The church is an ancient edifice of stone in the Perpendicular style, with an embattled western tower, and contains numerous memorials and monuments; the building has been well restored. There is a convalescent home for ten women in the village.

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 CountyHampshire 
Ecclesiastical parishWest Bourne St. John the Baptist 
HundredWestbourne and Singleton 
Poor Law unionWestbourne 

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CountyWest Sussex
RegionSouth East
Postal districtPO10
Post TownEmsworth