Rape of Arundel

The Rape of Arundel (also known as Arundel Rape) is one of the rapes, the traditional sub-divisions unique to the historic county of Sussex in England.

Rape of Arundel
The Norman Motte of Arundel Castle, once the administrative centre of the Rape
The Norman Motte of Arundel Castle, once the administrative centre of the Rape
The Rape of Arundel - Sussex.svg
The Rape of Arundel shown within Sussex
Area
 • 1831132,800 acres (537 km2)
Population
 • 180122,478
 • 181124,276
 • 183131,064
Density
 • 18310.23 inhabitants per acre (57/km2)
History
 • Created6th to 11th century
 • Succeeded bySussex (western division)
StatusRape (county subdivision)
 • HQArundel
Subdivisions
 • TypeHundreds
 • UnitsAvisford (named Binsted in 1086 but had its later name by 1166),[1] Bury, Poling, Rotherbridge, West Easwrith

The population of the rape of Arundel was 22,478 in 1801,[2] falling to 24,276 in 1811.[2]

LocationEdit

The rape of Chichester lies to its west and the rape of Bramber lies to its east. To the north the rape is bounded by the county of Surrey and to the south by the English Channel. The rape of Arundel includes the towns of Arundel and Littlehampton. Its highest point is Glatting Beacon on the South Downs, which is 245 metres (804 ft) tall.

Historical populationEdit

Population 1801–1831
YearPop.±%
180122,478—    
181124,276+8.0%
182128,615+17.9%
183131,064+8.6%

Sub-divisionsEdit

The rape is traditionally divided into the following hundreds:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/sussex/vol5/pt1/pp102-104
  2. ^ a b Dallaway, James (1815). A History of the Western Division of the County of Sussex, Volume 1. T. Bensley.

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