Worth  Sussex


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

WORTH, a parish and a sub-district in East Grinstead district, Sussex. The parish lies on the London and Brighton and the East Grinstead railways, 6½ miles W by S of East Grinstead includes Crawley-Down, Tilgate-Forest, Old-House-Warren, Pound-Hill, Rickmans-Green, Wakemans-Green, Copthorne, and Turners-Hill; contains the r. ...

stations of Three Bridges, Rowfant, and Grange-Road; and has post-offices of Crawley-Down and Pound-Hill under Crawley, a hotel at Three Bridges, a literary and scientific institution at Pound-Hill, and a small workhouse . Acres, 13,250. Real property, £11,198. Pop. in 1851, 2,475; in 1861, 2,988. Houses, 539. The property is much subdivided. W. Park, Tilgate house , Crabbett Park, Rowfant Hall, Huntsland , the Grange and the Grove are chief residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £608.* Patron, G. Banks, Esq. The church is Anglo-Saxon, cruciform, curious, and good. The p. curacy of Crawley-Down is a separate benefice. There are two Calvinist chapels, two national schools, and charities £34.—The sub-district contains 3 parishes. Acres, 18,883. Pop., 4,581. Houses, 839.

Worth through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 24th July 2024

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