A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 4, the Rape of Chichester. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1953.
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This parish, containing 678 acres, lies to the south of Midhurst. Until 1851 it was a detached portion of the parish of Woolavington, in the Rape of Arundel. In that year a church was built for Archdeacon Manning, (fn. 1) at that time rector of Woolavington. It was built, in the Decorated style, from the designs of William Butterfield and stands in a singularly beautiful situation. In the churchyard is the tomb of Richard Cobden, who lived at Dunfold, on the borders of this parish and Heyshott.
The district known as Cocking Causeway, a narrow projection from the body of Cocking parish, has been attached to this parish for ecclesiastical purposes, and Great Todham has been transferred from Easebourne. (fn. 2)