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Burwash or Burghersh, Sussex

Historical Description

Burwash or Burghersh, a village and a parish in Sussex. The village stands on an affluent of the river Rother, 2½ miles WSW of Etchingham railway station, and 8 NW of Battle, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office (S.O.) It was formerly a market-town, and is a seat of petty sessions held at Hurst Green. Acreage of the civil parish, 7452; population, 2093; of the ecclesiastical, 1340. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester; net value, £614 with residence. The church is Early and Later English in style, and was restored in 1856, and again in 1890. A chapel of ease in the Early English style was built at Burwash Common in 1867. There are Congregational and Wesleyan chapels, and a Roman Catholic church dedicated to St Joseph. Burwash gives the title of Viscount to the Earl of Westmoreland.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

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