Steyning, West Sussex

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Steyning is a town in West Sussex

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

Steyning in historic gazetteers

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

Steyning.-- town and par. with ry. sta., Sussex, 5 miles NW. of Shoreham, 3414 ac., pop. 1672; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. The town stands at the foot of a hill 1 mile W. of the river Adur, and is a place of great antiquity, figuring as Stenyng in Alfred's will; it had a Benedictine priory founded by the Confessor, and sent 2 members to Parliament from the time of Edward I. till 1832. The church, a 12th century building, is of great interest. The grammar school was founded in 1614. The tide anciently rose as high as Steyning, whose harbour was the well-known Portus Cathmanni. The chief traffic is in cattle; there are markets every alternate Monday.

Steyning in the Domesday Book

A village in Steyning hundred, in the county of Sussex.

Two manors recorded in Domesday.

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