Pagham  Sussex


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Pagham like this:

PAGHAM, a village and a parish in Westhampnett district, Sussex. The village stands on the coast 3½ miles W S W of Bognor r. station, and 4¾ S S E of Chichester; is a small place; and has a post-office under Chichester. The parish contains also the hamlets of Lagness and Rosegreen; and includes the tythings of Aldwick, South Mundham, and Nytimber. ...

Acres, 4, 376; of which 280 are water. Real property, £8, 859. Pop., 988. Houses, 202. The property is subdivided. Aldwick Place is the seat of B. B. Cabbell, Esq.; and the Pavilion, of Lieut Col. H. Austen. Pagham harbourpenetrates between Pagham and Selsey parishes; wasformed by irruption of the sea, in the beginning of the14th century; has a narrow crooked entrance; expands to a maximum breadth of 11/3 mile, and a maximum length of fully 1½ mile; accommodates vessels of40 tons and under, chiefly bearing coals or manure; and includes a space of about 130 feet by 30, called the Hushing well, where the water looks as if in a state ofebullition, from the rushing of vast volumes of air to thesurface. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £300.* Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The church is early English; comprises nave and chancel, with tower and spire; and contains aslab with Longobardic characters. An archiepiscopalpalace stood a little S E of the church, and has left some indistinct remains. There are a national school and a coast-guard station.

Pagham through time

Pagham is now part of Arun district. Click here for graphs and data of how Arun has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Pagham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Pagham, in Arun and Sussex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd January 2020

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