Chanctonbury  Sussex


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

CHANCTONBURY, an ancient camp in Wiston parish, Sussex; on one of the Downs, 814 feet high, 3½ miles W by N of Steyning. It has a dark clump of trees; and figures in the landscape views of half the county. It is circular, and may have been originally British; but it lies near a Roman road running east and west, and has yielded Roman coins. The prospect from it is extensive, panoramic, and grand.

Chanctonbury through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 02nd July 2020

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