Book detail:


The History and Antiquities of Horsham.


Howard Dudley.

Parish(s) covered:



This is a facsimile of one of the rarest topographical books on Sussex, first published in 1836 by a sixteen-year-old schoolboy. Illustrated with lithographs and wood engravings, the book covers the market town of Horsham and the surrounding villages of Rusper, Warnham, Roffy, Nuthurst, Itchingfield, Slinfold and Rudgwick. The contents include: the parish church, the county gaol, the Independent’s chapel, the Wesleyan chapel, Collier’s School, the National School, the Royal British Schools, the great houses and estates, the dragon in St Leonard’s Forest, a list of Horsham inns, details of coaches, plants found in the area, fossils, population, roads, Horsham fairs, etc. Published in paperback size: 190 x 125mm 112 pages.

First Published:

2001 (1836).



Publisher details:

Name: Country Books.

Address: Courtyard Cottage, Little Longstone, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1NN.

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