Kingston-By-Sea, or Kingston-Bowsey

KINGSTON-BY-SEA, or Kingston-Bowsey, a parish, in the union of Steyning, hundred of Fishergate, rape of Bramber, W. division of Sussex, 1½ mile (E.) from Shoreham; containing 46 inhabitants. This place is situated opposite to the entrance to Shoreham harbour, which bounds it on the south. The road from Brighton to Worthing, and the Shoreham railway, pass through the parish. Its importance has been much increased lately: it is the principal station of the railway, for the conveyance of goods landed at Kingston Wharf; and the coke manufactory of the railway company is situated here. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £12. 19. 2.; net income, £200; patron, Colonel Wyndham. The church has been recently repaired.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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