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Bersted, South, Sussex

Historical Description

Bersted, South, a village and a parish in Sussex. The village stands ½ mile N of Bognor station on the L.B. & S.C.R., and 1 from the coast, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Bognor. The civil parish extends to the shore, and includes Bognor and the tithings of North Bersted and Shripney. Acres, 2738 of land and 226 of foreshore and water; population of the civil parish, 4!)53; of the ecclesiastical, 1782. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester; net value, £220 with residence. Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The church was consecrated in 1405; consists of chancel, nave, and aisles; has a tower with large buttresses and an obtuse shingled spire. The remains of Sir R. Hotham, the founder of Bognor, are buried in the churchyard, which is now closed by order in Council. A cemetery of 5 acres was formed in 1885. The perpetual curacy of Bognor is a separate benefice.

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 parishSouth Bersted St. Mary Magdalene 

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