Hunston Sign

Country: England

Region (County/State / Province): West Sussex

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Contact: Colin Webb

Study Description 

Hunston is a small village and parish 3 miles to the south of Chichester, West Sussex. It lies at the head of the Manhood peninsula some 5 miles north of the village of Selsey from where Selsey Bill, the southernmost headland of Sussex, juts out into the English Channel.

Hunston is towards the furthest part of West Sussex which closely adjoins the neighbouring county of Hampshire.

Hunston is first listed in the Domesday Book being then, as it is now, in the Hundred of Stockbridge and Rape of Chichester.

The site of the parish Church of St Leodegar has been in existence from about the 12th century, however, the present church was only erected in 1885.

Hunston Manor House, which is now a Grade II-listed building was built in the 1670’s and was once the home of the Earl of Arundel.

The parish is dominated by Agriculture.

The purpose of this study is to identify the local population and provide an interesting historical, social and economic comment of their lives and provide a local resource for family historians.


1086 – 1921


1841 Population of 193. Inhabited Buildings 37. 1851 Population of 219. Inhabited Buildings 48

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