Petworth, West Sussex

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Petworth is a town in West Sussex

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Petworth within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Petworth in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Petworth, market town and par. with ry. sta., Sussex, 14 miles NE. of Chichester and 55 SW. of London by rail, 6129 ac., pop. 2942; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Saturday. The town stands on an eminence near the river West Rother, and was known at Domesday as Peteorde; is irregularly built, but has many good houses, and has been much improved. A good trade in corn is carried on, and fairs for cattle are held thrice a year. Marble quarries are in the neighbourhood. Petworth House is the seat of Lord Leconfield; the park is 12 miles in circuit; the mansion, a modern building, which has replaced the old manorial castle, contains a rich collection of paintings and statuary of great historical interest.

Petworth in the Domesday Book

A village in Rotherbridge hundred, in the county of Sussex. is a Good Stuff website.