ASHURST, a parish, in the union of Steyning, hundred of West Grinstead, rape of Bramber, W. division of Sussex, 3 miles (N.) from Steyning; containing 427 inhabitants. This parish, which comprises 2236a. 1r. 14p., is bounded on the north and east by the river Adur, which is navigable to Binesbridge; and the road from Horsham to Brighton, through Steyning, runs through it. The living is a rectory not in charge; net income, £268; patrons, the President and Fellows of Magdalene College, Oxford. The church is in the early English style, with later additions, and consists of a nave, chancel, and south aisle; at the west end is a low tower surmounted by an obtuse spire.