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Midhurst

Midhurst shown within the United Kingdom
Population 4,889 (2001)
OS grid reference SU8821
District Chichester
Shire county West Sussex
Region South East
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Midhurst
Postcode district GU29
Dialling code 01730
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
European Parliament South East England
List of places: UKEnglandWest Sussex

Coordinates: 50°59′10″N 0°44′26″W / 50.9861, -0.7405 Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x800, 11 KB) Summary Description: A blank map of the United Kingdom, with country outline and coastline; contact the author for help with modifications or add-ons Source: Reference map provided by Demis Mapper 6 Date: 2006-21-06 Author: User... Image File history File links Red_pog2. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... Chichester is a local government district in West Sussex, England. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are one of the four levels of English administrative division used for the purposes of local government. ... West Sussex is a county in the south of England, bordering onto East Sussex (with Brighton and Hove), Hampshire and Surrey. ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity of England in the United Kingdom. ... South East England is one of the nine official regions of England. ... Constituent countries is a phrase used, often by official institutions, in contexts in which a number of countries make up a larger entity or grouping; thus the OECD has used the phrase in reference to the former Yugoslavia[1], the Soviet Union and European institutions such as the Council of... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The GU postcode area, also known as the Guildford postcode area[1], is a group of postal districts around Aldershot, Alton, Bagshot, Bordon, Camberley, Cranleigh, Farnborough, Farnham, Fleet, Godalming, Guildford, Haslemere, Hindhead, Lightwater, Liphook, Liss, Midhurst, Petersfield, Petworth, Sandhurst, Virginia Water, Windlesham, Woking and Yateley in England. ... The UK telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Numbering Plan, is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which replaced the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) in 2003. ... Sussex Police is the police force covering East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton and Hove in southern England. ... A Fire Appliance belonging to the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service The fire service in the United Kingdom has undergone dramatic changes since the beginning of the 21st century, a process that has been propelled by a devolution of central government powers, new legislation and a change to operational... The West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is statutory fire and rescue service for the county of West Sussex, England. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... As of 1st July the NHS Ambulance Services Trusts of Kent, Surrey and Sussex are being joined together to form a new South East Coast Ambulance Service . ... This is a list of Members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom in the 2004 to 2009 session, ordered by name. ... South East England is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places within counties List of places in Bedfordshire List of places in Berkshire List of places in Buckinghamshire List of places in Cambridgeshire List of places in Cheshire List of places in Cleveland List of places... This is a list of cities, towns and villages in the ceremonial county of West Sussex, England. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


Midhurst is a market town in the English county of West Sussex, with a population of approximately 5000. The town is situated on the River Rother and is home to the magnificent ruin of the Tudor Cowdray House and the stately Victorian Cowdray House. Country Life magazine rated Midhurst the second best town in England. The market town is a medieval phenomenon. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... West Sussex is a county in the south of England, bordering onto East Sussex (with Brighton and Hove), Hampshire and Surrey. ... The River Rother is a river which flows for thirty miles from Empshott in Hampshire to Stopham in West Sussex, where it joins the River Arun. ... Allegory of the Tudor dynasty (detail), attributed to Lucas de Heere, ca 1572: left to right, Philip II of Spain, Mary, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Elizabeth The Tudor period usually refers to the historical period between 1485 and 1558, especially in relation to the history of England. ... The ruins of one of Englands great houses, that of Cowdray, outside the West Sussex village of Midhurst. ... Queen Victoria (shown here on the morning of her accession to the Throne, 20 June 1837) gave her name to the historic era The Victorian era of the United Kingdom marked the height of the British Industrial Revolution and the apex of the British Empire. ... The ruins of one of Englands great houses, that of Cowdray, outside the West Sussex village of Midhurst. ...


In the 2001 census the parish covered 333 hectares and had 2,327 households with a total population of 4,889. 2,258 residents were economically active.

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History

Formerly standing within the ground of Midhurst Castle, the parish church of St. Mary Magdalene and St. Denys was mentioned in 1291 and later in 1367 as standing, "in a place called Courtgene". The interior of the church has undergone much restoration and change and little evidence exists of its Medieval heritage. Consisting of chancel and nave flanked by aisles on both sides, the church was largely rebuilt in the Perpendicular style in 1422, towards the end of Henry V's reign. Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      Mary Magdalene is described, both in... For broader historical context, see 1290s and 13th century. ... Events Battle of Najera, Peter I of Castile restored as King. ... Events January 10 - Battle of Nemecky Brod during the Hussite Wars. ... Henry V of England (16 September 1387 – 31 August 1422) was one of the great warrior kings of the Middle Ages. ...


In 1605 the owner of Cowdray House, Anthony-Maria Browne, 2nd Viscount Montagu, was briefly arrested in connection with the Gunpowder Plot. He was suspected as a plotter because he briefly employed Guy Fawkes as a footman and stayed away from Parliament on 5 November following a warning from Robert Catesby. He is buried in Midhurst Church. 1605 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... The ruins of one of Englands great houses, that of Cowdray, outside the West Sussex village of Midhurst. ... Anthony-Maria Browne was an English peer during the Tudor and Stuart period. ... A contemporary sketch of the conspirators. ... Guy Fawkes (13 April 1570 – 31 January 1606), also known as Guido, was a member of a group of English Roman Catholics who attempted to carry out the The Gunpowder Plot, an attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament and kill King James I of England, to protest Protestant... The English parliament in front of the King, c. ... Robert Catesby (1573 – November 18, 1605), born in Lapworth, Warwickshire, or possibly in Northamptonshire, to a strongly Roman Catholic family, was the leader of a group of Roman Catholic conspirators (the most notable of whom was Guy Fawkes) who endeavoured to blow up the Houses of Parliament in England in...


It would appear that the castle was dismantled by the Bishop of Durham sometime between 1284 and 1311. The earlier owners being the de Bohun family who abandoned the castle in favour of Cowdray in 1280. Durham (IPA: locally, in RP) is a small city and main settlement of the City of Durham district of County Durham in North East England. ... // Events War and politics King Charles II of Naples is captured in a naval battle off Naples by Roger of Lauria, admiral to King Peter III of Aragon. ... Events Bolingbroke Castle passes to the House of Lancaster. ... For broader historical context, see 1280s and 13th century. ...


The town

Midhurst from the South
Midhurst from the South

Each year the town hosts the "Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup" which is a major polo competition. This is held on the estate of Lord Cowdray, with the final played outside the ruins. Prince Charles and other members of the Royal Family are often seen playing here. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 446 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) My own work I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 446 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) My own work I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... For other uses, see Polo (disambiguation). ... Viscount Cowdray, of Cowdray in the County of Sussex, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. ...


This same spot was the venue for a charity concert featuring Pink Floyd (minus Waters) in 1993. Pink Floyd are an English rock band that initially earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their avant-garde progressive rock music. ...


Midhurst Deanery is a Deanery of the Church of England comprising 22 churches in the Rother valley between Midhurst and Petersfield. In the Church of England and Roman Catholic Church, a deanery is a collection of parishes within an archdeaconry. ... The Church of England logo since 1998 The Church of England is the officially established Christian church[1] in England, and acts as the mother and senior branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, as well as a founding member of the Porvoo Communion. ...


Education

The main school is Midhurst Grammar School which was founded in 1672. The school's most famous alumnus is HG Wells. Although still called a Grammar School, it has been a modern comprehensive for many years. It comprises a lower school containing years 9 to 11, and a separate sixth form college which approximately 45% of students continue on to. Although currently in Special Measures the school has recently received a very good report from HMI. There is also a comprehensive middle school for pupils aged 10 to 13 at Midhurst Intermediate School. See the OFSTED site for details of reports of inspections of schools - state & independent, post-16 colleges (but not Universities), and childminding services. H. G. Wells at the door of his house at Sandgate Herbert George Wells (September 21, 1866 - August 13, 1946) was an English writer best known for his science fiction novels such as The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine. ... Midhurst Intermediate School is a maintained comprehensive middle-deemed-secondary school for pupils aged 10 to 13. ... The Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED) is a non-ministerial United Kingdom government department, established on 1st September 1992. ...


Midhurst constituency

The town was first represented in the Parliament of 1301 and was consistently represented from 1382 onwards. Initially the town had two Members of Parliament. The electors were the owners of certain properties, which were marked by "burgage stones", one of these stones remains and can be seen in a building next to the public library. In 1831 there were only 41 eligible voters and Midhurst was considered a rotten borough. In the Great Reform Act of 1832 Midhurst was reduced to one Member of Parliament and the constituency was expanded to include most of the surrounding villages. In 1883 Midhurst lost its status as a Borough and its right to elect a Member of Parliament. The English parliament in front of the King, c. ... Events February 7 - Edward of Caernarvon (later King Edward II of England) becomes the first Prince of Wales End of the reign of Emperor Go-Fushimi, emperor of Japan Emperor Go-Nijō ascends to the throne of Japan Dante was sent into Exile in Florence. ... Year 1382 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... a tenure under which property in England and Scotland was held under the king or a lord of a town was maintained for a yearly rent or for rendering a service such as watching and warding This article is a stub. ... The term rotten borough referred to a parliamentary borough or constituency in Great Britain and Ireland which, due to size and population, was controlled and used by a patron to exercise undue and unrepresentative influence within parliament. ... The British Reform Act of 1832 (2 & 3 Will. ... Year 1832 (MDCCCXXXII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Members who represented Midhurst include:

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Transport

Rail

See also: Midhurst Railways

Midhurst was linked by three lines, one from Pulborough in the 1866, one from Petersfield in 1855 and one from Chichester in 1881. The Midhurst Railways Were three Branch lines which where built to serve the Market Town of Midhurst in the English County of West Sussex. ... Pulborough is a village/small town in West Sussex, England, of some 5000 inhabitants, located almost centrally within the county, and overlooking the floodplain of the River Arun, some five miles to the north of the South Downs. ... Petersfield is a market town in the English county of Hampshire, situated on the northern border of the South Downs. ... For the larger local government district, see Chichester (district). ...


There were two stations, London Brighton and South Coast Railway's and the London and South Western Railway's. The last trains ran in 1964. Midhurst Railway Station used to serve the market town of Midhurst in the county of West Sussex. ... Midhurst (LSWR) railway station was opened on 1 September 1864 by the London and South Western Railway, the terminus of the line from Petersfield, serving the Market town of Midhurst in West Sussex. ...


Road

The A272 runs through the town. The A272 is a British road which runs from Winchester in the west to Poundford in the east. ...


Air

Midhurst is an hour's drive from Gatwick. Gatwick Airport (IATA Airport Code: LGW, ICAO Airport Code: EGKK) is Londons second airport and the second largest airport in the UK after Heathrow. ...


Emergency services

Midhurst is served by these emergency sevices:

Sussex Police is the police force covering East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton and Hove in southern England. ... As of 1st July the NHS Ambulance Services Trusts of Kent, Surrey and Sussex are being joined together to form a new South East Coast Ambulance Service . ... Sussex Ambulance Service was the ambulance service for the County of Sussex in England until July 1, 2006, when it was succeeded by a South East Coast Ambulance Service also covering Surrey and Kent. ... This article is about the English county. ... The Kent coat of arms For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation). ... The West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is statutory fire and rescue service for the county of West Sussex, England. ...

External links

  • Village directory
  • Midhurst Grammar School
  • Midhurst Net
  • Midhurst Parish Church
  • Midhurst Deanery
  • Midhurst Weather Station
  • Cowdray and Midhurst Heritage Project
  • Nigel Sadler's Cowdray House pages
  • Midhurst Pages - Midhurst Town & Community

 
 

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