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The local history of the historic county, organised by parish.

A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 3

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A part-volume describing the cathedral and port city of Chichester, including a detailed account of the architecture of the cathedral.

A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 4The Rape of Chichester

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Covers the area surrounding Chichester, from Selsey on the south coast to Midhurst to the north, and from Bognor Regis in the east to the county border with Hampshire in the west. The city of Chichester itself is covered in volume 3.

A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 5 Part 1Arundel Rape: south-western part, including Arundel

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This volume describes the history of the borough of Arundel, with its noted castle, religious houses, and Roman Catholic cathedral, and 11 rural and suburban parishes in the adjoining coastal region of Sussex, including Felpham and Middleton.

A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 1Bramber Rape (Southern Part)

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Describes the southern part of Bramber rape, the easternmost of the three rapes of West Sussex. It tells the history of 19 parishes lying along the coastal strip and over the South Downs.

A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 2Bramber Rape (North-Western Part) including Horsham

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Gives the history of the ten parishes that form the north-western part of Bramber rape, from Sullington in the south to Warnham in the north, lying mostly in the Weald.

A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 3Bramber Rape (North-Eastern Part) including Crawley New Town

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Gives the history of the eleven parishes that form the north-eastern part of Bramber rape, from Upper Beeding in the south to Ifield in the north, together with that of Crawley new town, founded in 1947.

A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 7The rape of Lewes

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Covers the rape and honour of Lewes, in the east of the county. It includes an extensive account of the borough of Lewes itself, as well as detailing the parishes from the old parish of Crawley and the county border in the north, to coastal areas in the south, including Brighton to the west and Newhaven in the east.

A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 2

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A part-volume, covering the religious houses of Sussex. It includes an account of Chichester cathedral.