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Portfield, Sussex

Historical Description

Portfield, an ecclesiastical parish in Sussex, 1½ mile from Chichester station on the L.B. & S.C.R. It was formed out of Oving parish in 1871, and has a post and money order office under Chichester; telegraph office, Chichester. The bulk of the parish is now incorporated with Chichester, the remainder being in the civil parish of Oving. Population, 1576. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester; net. value, £250 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Chichester. The church, Early English, is a small plain building of stone.

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 
Civil parishOving 
HundredBox and Stockbridge 
Poor Law unionWest Hampnett 

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CountyWest Sussex
RegionSouth East
Postal districtPO19
Post TownChichester