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Midhurst, West Sussex

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Midhurst, West Sussex

Midhurst is a market town and civil parish in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England, with a population of 4,889 in 2001. The town is situated on the River Rother and is home to the ruin of the Tudor Cowdray House and the stately Victorian Cowdray Park. Country Life magazine rated Midhurst the second best town in England.
Administrative CountyWest Sussex
Traditional CountySussex
OS GridSU8821
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
Police AuthoritySussex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Sussex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Sussex
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01730
Population4,889 2001 Census

Other names by which Midhurst, West Sussex has been known in the past

Medhurst ~ Midherst

Midhurst, West Sussex in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Midhurst, market town and par., Sussex, on river Rother, 5 miles W. of Petworth, 11 N. of Chichester, and 61 SW. of London by rail, 671 ac., pop. 1615; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Thursday. It is supposed that Midhurst was a large town before the Norman Conquest. A splendid reception was given to King Edward VI. here in 1547. At the grammar school (founded 1672) Sir Charles Lyell, Eichard Cobden, and other famous men, were educated. Midhurst is in the centre of some fine scenery, but has little trade. It returned 2 members to Parliament from Edward IV. until 1832, and 1 member from 1832 until 1885.

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