Bexhill  Sussex


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

BEXHILL, a village, a parish, a hundred, and a subdistrict, in Sussex. The village stands on a rising ground, in the neighbourhood of the sea and of the South Coast railway, 5 miles WSW of Hastings. It has a station on the railway, a post office‡ under Hastings, and an inn; and a fair is held at it on 1 July. ...

It contains some good houses: commands some chalybeate springs; enjoys a very salubrious air; is surrounded by charming environs, with fine extensive views; and has, for some time, been coming into favour as a watering-place.—The parish includes also the liberty of Sluice; and extends some distance on the shore. Acres, 8,814; of which 815 are water. Real property, £11,799. Pop., 2,084. Houses, 409. The property is subdivided. The sea is receding from the coast, and has left to view a submarine forest. Lignite is found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £989.* Patron, the Bishop of Chichester. The church has a Norman nave and an early English chancel; and is good. A subordinate church, St. Mark's, is a rectory and a separate charge, of the value of £286, also in the patronage of the Bishop. There are a Wesleyan chapel and two national schools.-The hundred is conterminate with the parish. The subdistrict comprises four parishes, and is in Battle district. Pop., 4,512. Houses, 844.

Bexhill through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th June 2024

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