The present volume, the tenth to be published of the Victoria History of the County
of Sussex, deals with the north-eastern part of the rape of Bramber. The revival of the
Sussex V.C.H. is described in the Editorial Note to Volume VI, Part 1, published in
1980. The arrangement outlined there by which the West Sussex County Council and
the University of London collaborate to produce the History of the county has remained unaltered, and the present volume is the third to be produced by that partnership. Again the University wishes to record its gratitude to the West Sussex County
Council for its generosity.
Many people have given help with the compilation of the histories printed below,
and they are all offered sincere thanks. For access to the many libraries, record offices,
and collections, both public and private, whose resources have been exploited special
acknowledgement is made to His Grace the Duke of Norfolk, K.G., G.C.V.O., C.B.,
C.B.E., M.C., and his Archivist (Miss A. P. Taylor), to the Librarian of Magdalen
College, Oxford, and the Assistant Archivist (Mrs. B. Parry-Jones), to the West Sussex
County Archivist (Mrs. P. Gill) and her staff, to the East Sussex County Records
Officer (Mr. C. R. Davey) and his predecessor (Mr. A. A. Dibben) and their staff, to
the former Curator of Horsham Museum (Mr. E. Perry) and the former Librarian of
the Horsham Museum Society (Mr. A. H. Windrum), and to the West Sussex County
Librarian (Mr. R. Huse) and his staff; Mrs. Gill has also given much help and encouragement in other ways. Those who provided material for illustrations are named
on page x, and those whose assistance related to individual parishes are named in the
appropriate footnotes; the West Sussex County Council Archaeological Officer (Mr.
F. G. Aldsworth), Mr. T. J. McCann, Mrs. Ruth Tittensor, and members of the
Wealden Buildings Study Group gave invaluable help on topics which recur throughout the volume. Mr. J. M. H. Bevan has given voluntary help with a variety of research
and editorial tasks during the compilation of this volume and is offered special thanks.
Thanks are also offered to all those who allowed access to buildings in their ownership
The structure and aims of the Victoria History as a whole are described in the
General Introduction, published in 1970.