Bodiam  Sussex


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

BODIAM, or Bodiham, a village and a parish in Ticehurst district, Sussex. The village stands on the river Rother, 3¾ miles ESE of Hurst Green, and 4 ENE of Robertsbridge r. station; and it has a post office under Hurst Green, and a fair on 6 June. The parish comprises 1,596 acres. Real property, £2,495. ...

Pop., 303. Houses, 50. The manor belonged to Sir Edward Dalryngrudge, who fought at Crecy and Poictiers; passed to the Lewknors and others; and now belongs to A. E. Fuller, Esq. A grand strong castle on it was built by Dalryngrudge; stood out for the Crown against the parliamentarians in the civil war; was taken by the latter and dismantled; and is now a picturesque ruin, nearly square, with round towers at the angles, square towers in the middle of the sides, a great machicolated gateway, and remains of ancient defences and approach. A modern mansion, called Bodiam Castle, stands in the vicinity. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £280.* Patron, T. Cubitt, Esq. The church is early and decorated English.

Bodiam through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 14th July 2024

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