Britannia: or a Geographical description of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the Isles and Territories thereto belonging.
SUSSEX: BEING Part of the REGNI and ancient KINGDOM of the South-Saxons
a large in form long and narrow; whose length from in the Rape of to in the Rape of Westwards, is about 56 and its breadth, where broadest, not exceeding 20; the whole circumference making about 158
It is bounded on the East with on the South with the which is called the well known to on the West with and on the North with and part of
The though clouded with and thick which arise from the yet is good and healthful.
It is well replenished with from which and the the have sufficient plenty of and And although it hath so large an extent of yet is it but thin of and those that are being as uncertain for continuance, as dangerous for entrance, by reason of its and as also the abundance of cast up by the South-west winds.
The is fertile, and grateful to the but troublesome to the (in that part called the ) especially in the Winter season, the Land lying low, and the wayes deep; but that part called the is a very pleasant and Champa in Country.
The is (which is called the ) and is exceeding fertile in and feeding store of The middle part hath and and its North-part is over-shadowed with shady and where in times past was that famous Wood which extended it self in length 120 and in breadth about 20, a place memorable for the death of King of the who being deposed from his was here stabbed by a and so ended his dayes. And in this part of the in several places are store of for the fining and making of which (into ) they have great And although the melting the fame is very expensive
|in the wasting of yet the find good encouragement therein.|
Peculiar to this County (in great plenty) is a small Bird, about the bigness of a called a as being in the prime when is ripe, which for fatness and curiousnes of exceedeth all others.
The and which this affordeth, are unwrought, and wrought into and
It was formerly well furnished with numbring no less then 18, all which felt the heavy hand of King the Eight.
The which here inhabited before the were the who were subdued by the Leader of the second Legion under Lieutenant in this Kingdom under the Emperour; and upon the departure of the it became part of the Kingdom of the
It is dignified with the Title of an Earldom, which appertaineth to the Right Honorable Earl of Baron of
It is severed into six and all which quite traverse the and have each of them their peculiar and and these are subdivided into 65 in which are numbred 312 and for the accommodation of the hath sixteen and for their defence had ten most of which are now ruinated.
The of in which are seven hath for its chief places
seated in a Champain plain, and on the banks of the which encompasseth the South and West parts, and at a small distance dischargeth it self into the Sea. It was first built by the second King of the where he had his Royal and by him called yet before the Conquest it was a place of little or no name, being known only by a of St. and a little It is an indifferent large City, conteining five or six besides its of a circular form, and graced with a stately Spire, built of stone, is generally beautified with good and spacious streets, especially the four which lead from the four of its and cross one another at the which is a capacious and fair and supported round about with It is dignified with an and seat of a and its (anciently dedicated to St. ) was first built by Bishop but before it was quite finished, a sudden fire totally consumed it; nevertheless, soon after the said began to rebuild it, and with the liberal hand of King the first finished it, and made it a superb building, which so continued till the Reign of the first, at which time it was again consumed by the raging flames of a merciless fire, which also spared not the Bishops and Prebends but that and the were rebuilt and beautified by the second Bishop of that name, whose glory was much eclipsed in the late unhappy times. It is a City endowed with many and electeth for is governed by a a and other is a place of a pretty good
|and would be more, were not the near unto it choaked up, yet its which are on and are well served with and all sorts of both and|
Nigh unto this City is or rather a as being almost encompassed with the Sea, and its or it is at present of chief note for its good and here taken in great plenty; but in former time for its City so called, now devoured by the Sea, where was an ancient first planted by Arch- Bishop of who being banished by King of the preached the to the and had this given him by their King for his seat; and upon the subduing of this Kingdom by King of the it was made an which so continued until Bishop removed it to
Not far from this place near the is
Also Westwards of is a small place, but hath a so called.
seated on the River and a branch thereof which doth almost encompass it. It is an indifferent large electing and hath a pretty good on
The of in which are five hath for its chief places
of a pleasant scituation, adjoyning unto two and not far from the River It is a small hath a mean on and is of chief note for its noble House belonging to the Earls of
seated in a barren in a plain, a small which hath a mean on
pleasantly seated on the side of a near a Forest so called, and on the Western banks of the River over which it hath a It is an ancient governed by a and other and amongst its hath the election of and is a place of note for its ancient and strong which flourished in the time of the and after its passing several hands, at length it became the Earl of and gave Title of Earl of to the Dukes of The is indifferent large, and the well built, and hatha on
The of in which are ten hath for its chief places
scituate near the large Forest of St. so called, as tradition would have it, from brother to who were the first Leaders of the into this It is a large governed by two hath the election of is the place where the is kept, and of late years where the are often holden; and hath a very great on for and all sorts of especially which is bought up by the
seated under the a which electeth and hath an indifferent on And here was said to be a cell of wherein St. was enshrined, which occasioned this place to be visited by
Not far from is a small which gives its voice in by two
or (to distinguish it from the old near adjoyning, which is now but of slender account) seated on an of the which makes it to be a place of some and would be more, had it a good or for It is a governed by a and and electeth but hath not the benefit of a
scituate upon the and not far from the Sea, an indifferent and hath a small on
The of in which are thirteen hath for its chief places
seated every way on an eminence, and on the banks of the River which after no long course dischargeth it self into the Sea. It is a of good antiquity, where King appointed the Mintage of his and where built a strong to which the disloyal Barons of King the Third, in an hostile manner assembled together, and fought a bloody battel against their and his in which conflict the Kings Horse was slain under him, King of the surprized, and taken in a where he got for shelter; and Prince delivered to them upon unequal Articles of Peace. It is a governed by two enjoyeth several sendeth to and hath a very good for and on This for fairness of and populousness of both of and and largeness, conteining six may be esteemed one of the best in the having its one Westwards, another Southwards, called and a third Eastward and called the which is severed from the by the River. Not far from the Mr. maketh mention of a little disconsolately seated amongst and wherein was interred the body of a person of the blood Royal of the who there led a solitary life; which doth appear by the engraven arched work in Verses in old and worn out on its wall.
At the entrance of the River into the Sea, is of late made a pretty secure for which hither put in soul weather, which these Seas are much subject unto, chiefly occasioned through the and
seated in the dirty part of the Country, an indifferent and hath a small on
seated near the Sea, where it hath an indifferent good The is large, but ill-built, is very populous, whose are chiefly Fishermen; and its which is on is very small.
 Its bounds.
 Its Air.
 Well watered. Hath plenty of fish and fowl.
 Its fertility and soil.
 Plenty of Iron.
 Commodities and Manufactures.
 Religious Houses.
 Ancient Inhabitants.
 Its division.
 Its chief places.