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Parliamentary History - Midhurst, by William Durrant Cooper, published 1835 in The History, Antiquities and Topography of the County of Sussex (appendix III, article, pp.50-52) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2397][Lib 3212] & The Keep [LIB/507380][Lib/500088] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Borough of Midhurst, by Thomas Walker Horsfield, published 1835 in The History, Antiquities and Topography of the County of Sussex (vol. II, rape of Chichester, pp.92-94) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2397][Lib 3212] & The Keep [LIB/507380][Lib/500088] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Lease of the Free Chapel of Midhurst, in 1514, by Sir Henry Ellis, K.H., F.S.A., published 1850 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 3, article, pp.23-25) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2088] & The Keep [LIB/500222] & S.A.S. library   View Online

Verdley Castle, by Edward Turner, published 1860 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 12, notes & queries, pp.265-266) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2097] & The Keep [LIB/500231] & S.A.S. library   View Online

Description of Midhurst, Cowdray, Woolbeding, etc, The House, The Park, The Town, The Fortunes of the Montague Family, The Health and the Scenery of the Locality , by Charles Fleet, published 1861 accessible at: West Sussex Libraries

An illustrated guide book to Midhurst and neighbourhood. Giving a full account of the ruins at Cowdray, the priory at Easebourne, Woolbeding, Trotton, the Roman remains at Bignor, and all the points of interest in the neighbourhood, by G. D. Wolferstan, published 1868 (107 pp.)

Midhurst: its Lords and its Inhabitants, by William Durrant Cooper, F.S.A., published 1868 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 20, article, pp.1-33) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2105] & The Keep [LIB/507132] & S.A.S. library   View Online

St Anne's Hill, Midhurst, by Rev. Edward Turner, published 1868 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 20, article, pp.175-179) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2105] & The Keep [LIB/507132] & S.A.S. library   View Online

Midhurst, by Mark Antony Lower, M.A., published 1870 in A Compendious History of Sussex, Topographical, Archaeological & Anecdotal (vol. II, pp.51-53, Lewes: George P. Bacon) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8946][Lib 3315] & The Keep [LIB/500158]   View Online

Midhurst Guide 1872, Illustrated Guide Book to Midhurst & Neighbourhood, Giving a Full Account of the Ruins at Cowdray, The Priory at Easebourne, Woolbeding Trotton, etc, by G. D. Wolferstan, published 1872 (booklet, published by the author) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 4274] & West Sussex Libraries

Ordnance Survey Book of Reference to the plan of the Parish of Midhurst, published 1875 (article, London: H.M.S.O. & printed at George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode)   View Online

Ordnance Survey Book of Reference to the plan of the Parish of Steep, published 1875 (article, London: H.M.S.O. & printed at George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode)

A Local Almanack for Midhurst & Petworth, containing Calendar of the Months and general local..., published 1876 (W H Burnett) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Cobden 11 294]
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Midhurst Views 1880 (Circa), Imperial Album of Midhurst Views, by G. D. Wolferstan, published 1880 (published by the author) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries

Midhurst Guide 1884, New and revised Guide Book to Midhurst & Neighbourhood, Giving a Full Account of the Ruins at Cowdray, The Charlton Hunt, Priory at Easebourne, etc , by G. D. Wolferstan, published 1884 (published by the author) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries

Midhurst Tokens, by F. H. Arnold, published 1888 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 36, notes & queries, p.254) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2121] & The Keep [LIB/500254] & S.A.S. library   View Online

Guide to Midhurst and Neighbourhood, by Robert Morley, published 1903 (Midhurst: G. Roynon) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 12500] & West Sussex Libraries

Midhurst and Midhurst's Villages, by E. V. Lucas with illustrations by Frederick L. Griggs, published 1904 in Highways and Byways in Sussex (Chapter I & II, London: Macmillan & Co.) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 41][Lib 12792][Lib 15825] & The Keep [LIB/500142]   View Online

The Official Guide to Midhurst and District, published 1908 accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 4277]

Guide to Midhurst and District, by G. Roynon, published 1908 accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 3191][Lib 12955]

Midhurst, by Harold Griffith Daniels, published 1909 (booklet, London: Homeland Association Ltd.) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 14707][Lib 4275][Lib 4276]

Walks and Rides round Midhurst, by Frank Tatchell, published 1909 (pamphlet, published by the author) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 4273] & West Sussex Libraries

Official Guide to Midhurst and District, published 1915 (Midhurst) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2805]

History of an old Catholic Mission: Cowdray - Easebourne - Midhurst, by Henry M. Willaert, published 1928 (London: Burns Oates and Washbourne) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2804] & West Sussex Libraries

Trotton to Redford and Midhurst, by Raymond C. Chandler, published 1932 in Sussex County Magazine (vol. VI no. 6, article, pp.370-373) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9325] & The Keep [LIB/500175]

The De Bohuns of Midhurst, by C. E. Snowden, published 1933 in Sussex County Magazine (vol. VII no. 5, article, pp.307-313) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2312] & The Keep [LIB/500176]

In the Country of Cobden, by Rev. A. A. Evans, published 1933 in Sussex County Magazine (vol. VII no. 8, article, pp.530-534) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2312] & The Keep [LIB/500176]

Walks and Rides round Midhurst, by Frank Tatchell, published 1934 (pamphlet, 9th edition, published by the author) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9492] & West Sussex Libraries

Historic Houses of Sussex - Stedham Hall, Midhurst, by Viscountess Wolseley, published 1934 in Sussex County Magazine (vol. VIII no. 6, article, pp.350-355) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9329] & The Keep [LIB/500177]

Notes of the Geology of the country around Haslemere and Midhurst, by J. F. Kirkaldy, M.Sc., F.G.S. and S. W. Wooldridge, D.Sc., F.G.S., published 1938 in The Proceedings of the Geologists' Association London (no. 49 issue 2, article, pp.135-147)   View Online
Abstract:
A traverse from Haslemere to Midhurst involves the crossing of nearly 1,000 feet of the Lower Cretaceous beds and reveals the structure and physiography of the Weald in somewhat unusual light. We have made observations on this area for some ten years, and on the occasion of the Field Meeting the opportunity was taken of co-ordinating these observations and presenting a brief connected account of the geology of the district as a whole.

Midhurst, by G. D. Johnston, published August 1940 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. VIII no. 3, reply, p.89) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8865][Lib 2207] & The Keep [LIB/500210] & S.A.S. library

Seventy Years of Public Health in a Sussex Rural District, by Eric Ward, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., D.P.H., published May 1947 in Public Health (vol. 60, article, pp.159-163)   View Online

The S.R. at Midhurst, published July 1947 in Railway Magazine (article, pp.245-)   Download PDF

Midhurst and District: The Official Guide, published 1948 (pamphlet) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 5669]

Richard Lumley of Midhurst (ob. 1655) A Long Search Ended, by L. G. H. Horton-Smith, F.S.A.Scot., M.A., published May 1948 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. XII no. 2, article, pp.28-33) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8230] & The Keep [LIB/500214] & S.A.S. library

Thirty-five years of Midhurst: A survey of the progress in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis based on the Midhurst annual reports for 1906-41, by M. C. Brough, published May 1949 in Tubercle (vol. 30, issue 5, article, pp.103-109)   View Online

Richard Lumley of Midhurst (1622-1655) and his sister Frances Yeomans, by L. G. H. Horton-Smith, published November 1949 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. XII no. 8, article, pp.176-177) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8230] & The Keep [LIB/500214] & S.A.S. library

Midhurst and District: the official guide, published 1950 (booklet) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 4278]

Midhurst Rural District: official guide, published 1952 (booklet) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 4279]

The Parliamentary Representation of the Sussex Boroughs: Bramber, Midhurst, Lewes, Rye and Winchelsea, 175401768, by Margaret M. Cramp, 1953 at Manchester University (M.A. thesis)

Parish of Midhurst, edited by L. F. Salzman, published 1953 in The Victoria History of the County of Sussex (vol. 4: The Rape of Chichester, pp.74-80, London: Victoria County History, ISBN-10: 071290588X & ISBN-13: 9780712905886) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 7398] & The Keep [LIB/500082] & R.I.B.A. Library & East Sussex Libraries   View Online

Midhurst Court Rolls, by E. M. Gardner, published May 1953 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. XIII nos. 13 & 14, article, pp.265-272) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8231] & The Keep [LIB/500215] & S.A.S. library

A Last Journey on the Chichester-Midhurst Line, by H. M. Madgwick, published November 1953 in Railway Magazine (article, pp.774-775)   Download PDF

The South Mill, Midhurst, by E. M. Gardner, M.A., published May 1954 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. XIV nos. 1 & 2, article, pp.10-15) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8232][Lib 2213] & The Keep [LIB/500216] & S.A.S. library

Railways at Midhurst, by Jeoffry Spence, published March 1955 in Railway Magazine (article, pp.155-160)   Download PDF

Roman Catholics in Midhurst in 1641, by C. E. Welch, published May 1956 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. XIV nos. 9 & 10, article, pp.166-169) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8232][Lib 2213] & The Keep [LIB/500216] & S.A.S. library

The South Mill, Midhurst, by E. M. Gardner, published May 1957 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. XIV nos. 13 & 14, article, pp.233-235) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8232][Lib 2213] & The Keep [LIB/500216] & S.A.S. library

The Possessions of a Sussex Surgeon, by Francis W. Steer, published April 1958 in Medical History (vol. 2, issue 2, article, pp.134-136) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 5316]   View Online
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Inventory, taken on 25 February 1631/2 of William Whighte (or White), a surgeon of Midhurst

The Story of Midhurst Parish Church, by S. J. Travers, published 1963 (pamphlet, Gloucester: British Publishing) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 7468] & West Sussex Libraries

Midhurst Grammar School Tercentenary 1672-1972, by Kim C. Leslie, published 1972 (Midhurst Grammar School) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries

19th and Early 20th Century Midhurst in Old Photographs, compiled by Charles White, published 1972 (published by the author) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2802] & West Sussex Libraries

List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest: Midhurst RD, published 1974 (Department of Environment) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 7549]

Railway Development in the Midhurst Area, by F. H. Smith, published 1976 in Sussex Industrial History (No. 7, article, pp.2-6) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16389/7] & The Keep [LIB/506524]   Download PDF
Abstract:
Until fairly recent times the small country town of Midhurst was served by a remarkable network of branch lines in the shape of the letter 'T', The London and South Western Railway (LSWR) ran westwards to Petersfield and the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LBSCR) ran south to Chichester and eastwards to Pulborough. In addition there was a proposal for a line from Midhurst to Haslemere and, as late as 1902, the redoubtable H. F. Stephens of light-railway fame drew up plans for a light railway between Selham, Cranleigh and Ockley.
One reason for this state of affairs was that each of the three lines constructed was envisaged as part of a through route - not merely as a branch to serve Midhurst. The Chichester-Midhurst line was, for example, first proposed as part of the Guildford, Chichester, Portsmouth and Fareham Railway's main line and was revived many years after the GCPF scheme had been abandoned. Railway politics were also responsible as Midhurst lay on the border between the LSWR and the LBSCR territories and was thus served by both companies.
All that remains of this system today is a two-mile spur from Chichester to a gravel pit near Lavant.

Midhurst: an illustrated historical guide. Queens Path, Nature Notes, The Old Town, published 1977 (booklet) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 6473][Lib 14376]

The Chichester and Midhurst Railway, by Paul Clark, published 1979 accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 12357]

Tracks of the Past: The Chichester to Midhurst Railway, by R. B. Towle, published 1979 (article) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 7962]

Methodism in the Western Weald, by Ella Breame, published 1 May 1979 (52 pp., Midhurst Methodist Church, ISBN-10: 0950662208 & ISBN-13: 9780950662206) accessible at: British Library & West Sussex Libraries

Dunford, Home of the Cobden, by E. Pritchard, published September 1979 in West Sussex History, the Journal of West Sussex Archives Society (no. 14, article, p.3) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16404/14] & The Keep [LIB/500479]

The Chichester and Midhurst Railway, by Paul Clark, published May 1980 in West Sussex History, the Journal of West Sussex Archives Society (no. 16, article, p.1) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16404/16] & The Keep [LIB/500479]

Richard Cobden at Home, by Eleanor Pritchard, published September 1980 in West Sussex History, the Journal of West Sussex Archives Society (no. 17, article, p.7) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16404/17] & The Keep [LIB/500479]

Twelve Walks near Midhurst, by Helen Carlton, published 1982 (booklet, 4th revised edition, 25 pp.) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 12958] & West Sussex Libraries

A Place in the Country: Dunford House, Midhurst, published 1983 (pamphlet, Dunford House) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8812]

Midhurst Catholics and the Protestation Returns of 1642, by Timothy J McCann, published 1983 (article) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8706]

Midhurst Town: Then and Now, by Vic Mitchell and Barbara Mitchell, published 1 November 1983 (118 illus. & map, Midhurst: Middleton Press, ISBN-10: 0906520053 & ISBN-13: 9780906520055) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8827] & West Sussex Libraries

The Victorian Society, Hampshire Group: North-West Sussex Tour, by T. P. Hudson, published 1984 (pamphlet) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9070]
Covers Wispers ('now St Cuthman's School'); King Edward VII Sanatorium, Midhurst; Lavington Park ('now Seaford College'); East Lavington Church; Little Thakeham ('now Little Thakeham Hotel'); West Lavington Church.

Midhurst Yesterday and Today, by Doris Gundry, published 1 May 1984 (booklet, 84 pp., published by the author, ISBN-10: 0950760218 & ISBN-13: 9780950760216) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9001] & West Sussex Libraries

A Recusant Hoard from Midhurst, by Timothy J. McCann, published 1986 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 124, historical note, pp.265-266) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9762] & The Keep [LIB/500311] & S.A.S. library

Branch Lines Around Midhurst, by Vic Mitchell and Keith Smith, published 5 September 1987 (96 pp., Midhurst: Middleton Press, ISBN-10: 0906520495 & ISBN-13: 9780906520499) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9851] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Prehistoric Flintwork from the Midhurst area, West Sussex, by Anne E. Bone and Robin Holgate, published 1988 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 126, archaeological note, pp.225-226) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 10371] & The Keep [LIB/500303] & S.A.S. library

Midhurst Today and Tomorrow, by J-D [ Mrs D.V.F. Johnson-Davies ?], published October 1988 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 1 Number 1, article, pp.10-11, Autumn 1988)
Abstract:
Short description of Midhurst Society's functions and membership; includes reference to the Save the Common Campaign.

Eighty Years of Midhurst, by Alec Annand, published October 1988 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 1 Number 1, article, pp.15-19, Autumn 1988)
Abstract:
Midhust 1903-1980s as seen through the eyes of Mr & Mrs John Christmas. 3 photos. Includes reference to Rev Frank Tatchell and local businesses.

Childhood in Midhurst in the Twenties, by Alec Annand, published December 1988 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 1 Number 2, article, pp.17-20, Winter 1988)
Abstract:
Memories of childhood in Midhurst in the 1920s as recalled by Marjorie Bishop

West Sussex Census Index: Midhurst Registration district HO 107 1654, Vol 3, published 1989 (Sussex Family History Group) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 10421]

Midhurst Today and Tomorrow: The Human Scale, by J-D [ Mrs D.V.F. Johnson-Davies ?], published April 1989 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 1 Number 3, article, pp.15-18, Spring 1989)
Abstract:
Early traders in Midhurst from the 1200s to the 1600s.

Midhurst Today and Tomorrow: A Durable Quality, by J-D [ Mrs D.V.F. Johnson-Davies ?], published July 1989 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 1 Number 4, article, pp.13-16, Summer 1989)
Abstract:
Midhust Magistrates Court which closed in April 1989: Incidences and characters from the 1800s to closure.

Branch lines around Midhurst, by Vic Mitchell, published July 1989 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 1 Number 4, article, pp.26-33, Summer 1989)
Abstract:
Development of the railways in and around Midhurst from the mid nineteenth century onwards, ending in the 1960s. Includes illustrations and map.

The Way it was Then: 1939-1945. Midhurst at War, by L S Howell/Doreen Cleaver, published October 1989 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 2 Number 1, article, pp.17-21, Autumn 1989)
Abstract:
Memories of Midhurst during WW2. Includes defences, air raids and the Air Training Corps

Hard Times in Duck Lane, by Alec Annand, published October 1989 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 2 Number 1, article, pp.26-28, Autumn 1989)
Abstract:
Life for the Phillips family in Duck Lane during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

The Bailey Family, by M. E. Cary Field, published December 1989 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 2 Number 2, article, pp.26-27, Winter 1989)
Abstract:
Tales of the numerous Bailey family of Midhurst in the early to mid twentieth century.

Midhurst Petty Sessions: Important to Farmers, by West Sussex Gazette, published December 1989 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 2 Number 2, article, pp.29-30, Winter 1989)
Abstract:
Report from Midhurst Petty Sessions, from the West Sussex Gazette 8 April 1915. Case of suspected sheep worrying by 2 terriers. The dogs were acquitted!

The Way it was Then: 1908-1966. The 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, by J F Ainsworth, published April 1990 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 2 Number 3, article, pp.22-26, Spring 1990)
Abstract:
Summary history of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, with reference to the Midhurst Platoon

A Childhood at North Mill, by Phyllis Catt, published July 1990 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 2 Number 4, article, pp.15-17, Summer 1990)
Abstract:
Childhood experiences in Midhurst in the early 1900s. Includes vivid accounts of life at North Mill; Roynons, the stationers; Hendersons the drapers; polo matches.

The Battle of Goldrings Warren, by Countryman, published July 1990 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 2 Number 4, article, pp.26-31, Summer 1990)
Abstract:
Account of the successful campaign to save Goldrings Warren, a stretch of wild healthland near Iping, from the threat of quarrying for sand for brick making. The 'battle' was 'won' in February 1969.

Religious Survey 1851 - Midhurst district, edited by John A. Vickers, published August 1990 in The Religious Census of Sussex 1851 (Sussex Record Society, vol. 75, pp.173-182, ISBN-10: 085445036X & ISBN-13: 9780854450367) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 10578][Lib 13824] & The Keep [LIB/500452][LIB/507827] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries
District:
Midhurst district incl. Woolavington, Tillington, Lodsworth, Selham, Cocking, Woolbeding, Easebourne, Fernhurst, Lurgashall, North Chapel, Linchmere, Linch, Harting, Stedham, Iping, Chithurst, Terwick & Rogate

The Rother Navigation, by Paul Roake, published December 1990 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 3 Number 2, article, pp.17-22, Winter 1990)
Abstract:
Brief history of the Rother Navigation beginning in 1790. Details the role of George O'Brien, Earl of Egremont. Also mentions the Wey-Arun Link and includes line drawing of the route from Midhurst to Stopham Bridge.

The Common and the Bricks, by Michael Bunyard, published December 1990 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 3 Number 2, article, pp.30-34, Winter 1990)
Abstract:
Refers to the making of Midhurst White Bricks from 1919 to 1985, and the subsequent successful battle to save the land from development. Links to the 'Save the Commons' campaign.

Midhurst's Happy Traveller [Frank Tatchell, vicar of Midhurst 1906-1935], by Anthony Hood, published 1991 (article) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 11783]

The Town Trust, by Archivist, published April 1991 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 3 Number 3, article, pp.13-20, Spring 1991)
Abstract:
The complex tale, which began in 1551, that lies behind the Town Trust (1908) which includes Midhurst Town Hall, the market place, the mace and the stocks.This followed prolonged disagreements as to ownership, between the town and one of its citizens, Mr Gerald Dudley Smith. Includes illustrations of the Town Hall (1907) and the Mace.

The Lady of the Rhododendrons, by Thea Valentine, published July 1991 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 3 Number 4, article, pp.25-26, Summer 1991)
Abstract:
Lively account (1907) of the trial of Ms Pullen who was found drunk under a vicarage rhododendron bush! She was sentenced to one month's imprisonment.

A Chat with Mr Tribe, by J-D [ Mrs D.V.F. Johnson-Davies ?], published July 1991 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 3 Number 4, article, pp.30-36, Summer 1991)
Abstract:
Charles Tribe of Midhurst (born 1899) looks back at life in the town during the early and mid 1900s.

The Inhabitants of Midhurst: an amendment (ref. SAC Vol 20), by I. L. Williams, published 1992 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 130, historical note, pp.244-246) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 11918] & The Keep [LIB/500289] & S.A.S. library

The North Heath Robbery, by Countryman', published April 1992 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 4 Number 3, article, pp.17-21, Spring 1992)
Abstract:
An account of the actions and subsequent execution and gibbeting of the Drewets brothers who robbed the London Mail at North Heath near Midhurst, in 1798.

The Toll Roads, by Harry Punch, published April 1992 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 4 Number 3, article, pp.26-31, Spring 1992)
Abstract:
Brief history of toll roads and turnpikes and their coming to the area around Midhurst. Includes information about the Toll House at Sheet Bridge.

A First Look at Midhurst Inventories, by Lorelei Williams, published April 1992 in West Sussex History, the Journal of West Sussex Archives Society (no. 49, article, p.29) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16404/49] & The Keep [LIB/500483]

Midhurst Society AGM - The Local History Unit, by J-D [ Mrs D.V.F. Johnson-Davies ?], published July 1992 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 4 Number 4, article, pp.11-12, Summer 1992)
Abstract:
Mention in the AGM of the formation of the Midhurst Society Local History Unit, beginning with the history of local houses.

The Liberty of St John, by Thea Valentine, published July 1992 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 4 Number 4, article, pp.20-28, Summer 1992)
Abstract:
Account of the lands and property in Midhurst, Trotton, Easebourne, Milland, Heyshott and Steep, belonging to the Liberty of St John. The Liberty (estate) was granted to crusader members of the order of the order of St John of Jerusalem, whose story is told in this article.

The Pest House, by Douglas Rudwick, published July 1992 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 4 Number 4, article, pp.35-38, Summer 1992)
Abstract:
The story of the Midhurst Pest House, founded in the 1740s, and its subsequent division into 4 tenements in the late 1800s.

Reflections on the Celebrations that marked the 400th Anniversary of the visit by Queen Elizabeth 1 to Cowdray. 1591-1991, by Thea Valentine, published December 1992 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 5 Number 2, article, pp.13-24, Winter 1992)
Abstract:
Background to the Civil War, its impact on Sussex, with special reference to the siege of Chichester. Includes map of Chichester in the 1600s.

The Invisible Man, by Elizabeth Chesters, published April 1993 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 5 Number 3, article, pp.27-30, Spring 1993)
Abstract:
H G Wells' story is supposedly set in Iping near Midhurst. This article looks at the origins of the places mentioned in the book and whether or not they were based in reality.

Midhurst Common in the Thirties, by Thelma Pearce, published July 1993 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 5 Number 4, article, pp.25-27, Summer 1993)
Abstract:
Extract from a letter to the Chairman of the Campaign to Save Midhurst Common. Description of the Common in the 1930s and 1940s including the housing of prisoners of war.

Strawberries and Cherries: Notes of a Midhurst Cottage., by Astri Sharp, published October 1993 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 6 Number 1, article, pp.33-34, Autumn 1993)
Abstract:
Brief history of a small cottage on Midhurst Common, once owned by Revd Tatchell. Includes memories of Alice Lee in Edwardian times.

Politics in 18th century Midhurst, by John Stringer, published April 1994 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 6 Number 3, article, pp.11-16, Spring 1994)
Abstract:
Politics, voting practices, influences and corruption in Midhurst in the 1700s and 1800s.

The Catholic Church in Midhurst in the 20th Century, by Peter O'Neill, published April 1994 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 6 Number 3, article, pp.22-27, Spring 1994)
Abstract:
The history of the Catholic Church in Midhurst, concentrating on the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Taken from 'History of an old Catholic Mission' by the Revd Henry Willaert, Parish Priest, published 1929. Includes picture of Church of St Francis of Assisi.

The Midhurst Brickworks, by James Punch, published July 1994 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 6 Number 4, article, pp.37-38, Summer 1994)
Abstract:
Brief history of the Midhurst Brickworks, by George Lewis Cloke, and covering the period from its construction in 1913 by Weetman Pearson, the First Lord Cowdray.

The Severals Footpaths - Public Enquiry, by F J-D [Mrs D.V.F Johnson-Davies], published October 1994 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 7 Number 1, article, pp.8-11, Autumn 1994)
Abstract:
Details of the Public Enquiry in June 1994 into the fight to establish the footpaths through woodlands to the west of Midhurst. Evidence in support is detailed, as is the withdrawel of objuections from Fountain Forestry. Includes map of the footpaths.

A Midhurst Postman, published October 1994 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 7 Number 1, article, pp.17-18, Autumn 1994)
Abstract:
Memories of Charles Astridge, a Midhurst postman c. 1850-1900. Taken from 'The Hungry Forties' from contemporary witnesses about their lives under the Bread Tax, published 1905.

Miss Burfield and the Library, by F J-D [Mrs D.V.F Johnson-Davies], published December 1994 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 7 Number 2, article, pp.12-17, Winter 1994)
Abstract:
The early days of Midhurst Library, opened in 1947, as seen through the eyes of Miss Burfield.

Cobbett in Rogate, by Cobbett's Rural Rides Volume II, published December 1994 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 7 Number 2, article, pp.35-38, Winter 1994)
Abstract:
Extract from Cobbett's Rural Rides Volume 2 dated November 1825. He has much to say about the low level of farm labourers' wages!

Lord Cowdray Dies (19 January 1995), by F J-D [Mrs D.V.F Johnson-Davies], published April 1995 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 7 Number 3, article, pp.10-11, Spring 1995)
Abstract:
Obituary following the death of The Third Viscount Cowdray on 19 January 1995. Lord Cowdray was President of the celebrations to mark the 400th anniversary of the visit of Queen Elizabeth I to Cowdray in 1591. The celebrations were initiation by The Midhurst Society.

A chat with Mrs Ayliffe, by F J-D [Mrs D.V.F Johnson-Davies], published April 1995 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 7 Number 3, article, pp.12-17, Spring 1995)
Abstract:
Recollections of Mrs Vera Ayliffe, now 80, of life in the Midhurst area, from the 1920s onwards.

London's Lost Route to Midhurst: The Earl of Egremont's Navigation and the Building of the Petworth Canal, by P. A. L. Vine, published 29 June 1995 (160 pp., Stroud: Sutton Publishing Ltd., ISBN-10: 0750909684 & ISBN-13: 9780750909686) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries

Origins of Midhurst, by F J-D [Mrs D.V.F Johnson-Davies], published July 1995 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 7 Number 4, article, pp.21-22, Summer 1995)
Abstract:
Summary of a lecture by John Magilton, Director of Southern Archaeology, regarding the early origins of Midhurst.

The Burgage System, published October 1995 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 8 Number 1, article, pp.8-10, Autumn 1995)
Abstract:
The Burgage System in Midhurst and the last remaining Burgage Stone.

The Polo Arena (Extract from the Society's letter to Chichester DC.), by D C McBride, published December 1995 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 8 Number 2, article, pp.9-10, Winter 1995)
Abstract:
Extract from letter detailing the Society's response to the Planning Application for a Polo Arena on Midhurst Common.

About Mr Tatchell., by John Ainsworth, published December 1995 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 8 Number 2, article, pp.12-12, Winter 1995)
Abstract:
Extract from West Sussex Gazette of June 1915, praising the 'public spiritedness' of Rev F. Tatchell.

Midhurst and District Chamber of Trade Directory, published 1996 (pamphlet) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 13638]

Listed Buildings in Easebourne as at 1996. (Grade II and Grade I), published April 1996 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 8 Number 3, article, pp.9-11, Spring 1996)
Abstract:
Detailed Listed Buildings in Easebourne as at Spring 1996.

Midhurst before the First World War., by Thea Valentine, published April 1996 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 8 Number 3, article, pp.13-15, Spring 1996)
Abstract:
Memories of life in early twentieth century Midhurst. Taken from 'Within Living Memory' by West Sussex Federation of Women's Institutes. Now out of print.

Mr Tatchell in Trouble and More about Mr Tatchell, by John Ainsworth, published April 1996 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 8 Number 3, article, pp.22-23, Spring 1996)
Abstract:
Complaints against the eccentric Rev Tatchell (1917) and reports of his generosity towards local people in Midhurst and beyond.

Restoration Midhurst, The Evidence from Probate Inventories, by Lorelei Williams, published April 1996 in West Sussex History, the Journal of West Sussex Archives Society (no. 57, article, p.21) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16404/57] & The Keep [LIB/500484]

Mr Henley's Telegraph., published July 1996 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 8 Number 4, article, pp.31-34, Summer 1996)
Abstract:
Early life of the Victorian inventor and businessman, William Thomas Henley, baptised 1814. At school and served apprenticeship in Midhurst, then left for London around 1830.

Rioting in Midhurst., by John Ainsworth, published October 1996 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 9 Number 1, article, pp.9-11, Autumn 1996)
Abstract:
Report in the West Sussex Gazette (1900) of conflict between supporters of the Boer War troops and young men who were said to express 'pro-Boer sympathies', and the sunsequent court enquiry.

An Early Protest, by F J-D [Mrs D.V.F Johnson-Davies], published December 1996 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 9 Number 2, article, pp.7-9, Winter 1996)
Abstract:
Details strong local opposition in 1900 to a proposal to install sewage tanks at the Close Walks in Cowdray. The tanks were never installed, and only 2 yew trees (replanted in the 1970s, the originals having died) remained in 1996.

The Spread Eagle Hotel, Midhurst, West Sussex [brochure], published c.1997 (booklet) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 13539]

Further evidence of Mesolithic activity near Midhurst, West Sussex, by Keith Watson and Steve Mason, published 1997 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 135, shorter article, pp.297-298) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 13642] & The Keep [LIB/500290] & S.A.S. library

Planning Application: The Polo Arena, published April 1997 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 9 Number 3, article, pp.5-5, Spring 1997)
Abstract:
Brief report under Planning Applications that the application for a Polo Arena at Midhurst had, surprisingly, been withdrawn.

The Lost Mansion of Great Todham, by F J-D [Mrs D.V.F Johnson-Davies], published April 1997 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 9 Number 3, article, pp.8-12, Spring 1997)
Abstract:
Short history of the medieval manor house at Great Todham, which was demolished in the early 19th century. Contains depictions of the decorated ceilings, and information as to how this information has been preserved.

Adrian Hill 1895-1977, by Joy Collingwood, published April 1997 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 9 Number 3, article, pp.22-27, Spring 1997)
Abstract:
Short biography of Adrian Hill, artist and BBC presenter of 'Television Sketch Club' from 1953-1962, and who lived for many years at Midhurst.

Going of the Rails: Country Railway in West Sussex, by Bill Gage, Michael Harris, Tony Sullivan and Patrick Moore, published July 1997 (96 pp., Chichester: West Sussex County Council, ISBN-10: 0862604001 & ISBN-13: 9780862604004) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 13889] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries
Abstract:
A recollection of the operation of the Selsey Tram and the branch lines to Petworth, Midhurst and Chichester is provided through the memoirs of local residents. The history and possible future of the West Sussex country railways are also provided.

The Willow Herb Walk, published July 1997 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 9 Number 4, article, pp.25-26, Summer 1997)
Abstract:
Guide of a walk in Midhurst taken from 'Walks around Midhurst' published by Rev. Frank Tatchell in 1934.

The de Bohun Castle of Midhurst, 1160-1316, by Joy Collingwood, published October 1997 in West Sussex History, the Journal of West Sussex Archives Society (no. 60, article, p.12) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16404/60] & The Keep [LIB/500484]

Change of Chairman, by F J-D [Mrs D.V.F Johnson-Davies], published December 1997 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 10 Number 2, article, pp.5-5, Winter 1997)
Abstract:
Short item by Mrs Frances Johnson-Davies, announcing her retirement, after 10 years, as Chairman of the Midhurst Society, and welcoming David McBride as the new chairman.

Budgenor Lodge, by F J-D [Mrs D.V.F Johnson-Davies], published December 1997 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 10 Number 2, article, pp.7-14, Winter 1997)
Abstract:
A concise history of Budgenor Lodge, former Workhouse, which was opened in 1794 and finally closed in 1993. Extracts taken from 'Budgenor Lodge - A Brief History' by Dr Andrew R Guyatt.

The Toll House at Easebourne, by Thea Valentine, published December 1997 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 10 Number 2, article, pp.18-20, Winter 1997)
Abstract:
Short account of the Toll House, formerly at the Easebourne Crossroads, and demolished in the 1930s.

Treats for Midhurst from the Duke of Somerset at Petworth, by F J-D [Mrs D.V.F Johnson-Davies], published December 1997 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 10 Number 2, article, pp.21-24, Winter 1997)
Abstract:
18th century records of various payments ("treats") in Midhurst, for the Duke's "friends". A number appear at election times! Discovered in the Petworth Archives by Brian Rich.

Midhurst Directory, 1998-1999, published 1998 (pamphlet) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 13977]

Midhurst - 18c. Schools, edited by John Caffyn, published 1998 in Sussex Schools in the 18th Century (Sussex Record Society, vol. 81, pp.202-204, ISBN-10: 0854450424 & ISBN-13: 9780854450428) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 13825][Lib 13828] & The Keep [LIB/500458][Lib/507864] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Racing at Midhurst, by F J-D [Mrs D.V.F Johnson-Davies], published April 1998 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 10 Number 3, article, pp.12-15, Spring 1998)
Abstract:
Account of a dispute concerning the result of a horse race at Midhurst in Whitsun Week 1717. The dispute, between the Duke of Somerset and Francis Whitcombe was not settled until 1727, when the Duke confirmed that Mr Whitcombe did indeed own the horse, but that the horse (winner of the Silver Plate) should be sold to the Duke for six guineas!

English Church Clocks, by Jack Tymer, published April 1998 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 10 Number 3, article, pp.16-21, Spring 1998)
Abstract:
Article on the development of church clocks, with reference to Midhurst church clock which only received its dial in the 19th century (illustration of the church in 1790 included). Also includes reference to the church clock at Rye, thought to have been presented to the town by Elizabeth 1.

A Petworth Boy at Midhurst, by John Francis, published July 1998 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 10 Number 4, article, pp.12-18, Summer 1998)
Abstract:
Vivid recollections by John Francis, an 'old boy' (1937-1943) of Midhurst Grammar School. Extracts are from an article originally published in the Petworth Society Magazine.

Francis Montier Mercer, by A E Marshall, published July 1998 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 10 Number 4, article, pp.26-30, Summer 1998)
Abstract:
Brief history of the Mercer family who lived in Midhurst in the 1800s. Francis Montier Mercer was the chairman of the committee responsible for organising the festivities for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in Easebourne and South Amersham. Portrait and festival programme included.

The Black Deer of Cowdray, by F J-D [Mrs D.V.F Johnson-Davies], published October 1998 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 11 Number 1, article, pp.9-9, Autumn 1998)
Abstract:
Short article on Lord Cowdray's herd of black fallow deer, which dated back to the Reformation, but was lost to slaughter during WW2.

Midhurst Petty Sessions: 1916, by J F Ainsworth, published October 1998 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 11 Number 1, article, pp.29-29, Autumn 1998)
Abstract:
Two items from Midhurst Petty Sessions 1916: one for having too strong a cycle light and the second for poaching a hare!

A 10,000 year lease., by F J-D [Mrs D.V.F Johnson-Davies], published December 1998 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 11 Number 2, article, pp.31-33, Winter 1998)
Abstract:
The possible electoral origins of the 10,000 year lease on a property in Red Lion Street, Midhurst.

Is this where the Elders met?, by T.V. (Thea Valentine?), published April 1999 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 11 Number 3, article, pp.6-8, Spring 1999)
Abstract:
Short article considering the origins of the mysterious Eldar Stone in Midhurst. Was this where the men of Midhurst sat to decide on local matters, many centuries ago?

750th Anniversary of Easebourne Priory 1248-1998, by F J-D [Mrs D.V.F Johnson-Davies], published April 1999 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 11 Number 3, article, pp.14-18, Spring 1999)
Abstract:
Extracts from a booklet reprinted from the Sussex Archaeological Collections, which relates to the Episcopal Visitations to the nunnery in the 1400s and 1500s. It seems these revealed scandalous behaviour.

The W.E.A in Midhurst, by F J-D [Mrs D.V.F Johnson-Davies], published April 1999 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 11 Number 3, article, pp.28-31, Spring 1999)
Abstract:
The history of the Midhurst Branch of the WEA (Workers Educational Association) which started in Midhurst in the early 1900s. Includes photo from around 1912.

More about the Eldar Tree., by F J-D [Mrs D.V.F Johnson-Davies], published July 1999 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 11 Number 4, article, pp.22-23, Summer 1999)
Abstract:
Follow up letter and article relating to the Elder (or Eldar) Tree in Midhurst. Memories of the 1920s and 1930s by Miss Margaret Knight.

Sussex Tokens, by Thea Valentine, published July 1999 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 11 Number 4, article, pp.29-31, Summer 1999)
Abstract:
Currency and trade tokens issued in Sussex, in particular Midhurst, from the 17th to 19th centuries.

Travel to Midhurst by Train, published July 1999 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 11 Number 4, article, pp.34-35, Summer 1999)
Abstract:
An account of a seven year old boy who tried to travel from Midhurst to Brighton in 1841. Reprinted from Sussex County Magazine 1954.

Is this the Naked Truth?, by Brian C Rich, published October 1999 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 12 Number 1, article, pp.15-17, Autumn 1999)
Abstract:
Brief item about the life of one of the MPs for Midhurst, Charles James Fox (1749-1806), a Whig politician of extravagant tastes and behaviour! Fox later represented Westminster.

The Pitsham Brickworks (11 September 1999), by Sarah Bolton, published December 1999 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 12 Number 2, article, pp.7-13, Winter 1999)
Abstract:
Account of a visit to Lamb's Bricks and Arches, Midhurst, by Society members, including a history of the brickworks and hands on experience of how the bricks are made. Photos.

They Also Served: A Collection of World War Two Memories of Men and Women of the Midhurst Area, by 33 Men and Women, published 2000 (Royal British Legion)

Midhurst Whites Brickworks: George Cloke's Account, by Brian Austen (introduction), published 2000 in Sussex Industrial History (issue no. 30, article, pp.24-28, ISSN: 0263-5151) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16389/30] & The Keep [LIB/506528]   Download PDF
Abstract:
Only a store shed and some points from a light railway now survive from the Midhurst Whites Brickworks which were sited close to the former London & South Western Railway station at Midhurst (SU 877213). The Works were established in 1913 by S. Pearson & Son, Civil Engineers, a firm controlled by the Cowdray family. The Works at Midhurst Common were built on land owned by Lord Cowdray. Sand for brick production was extracted from a site close to the Works. After World War I the business was sold and the new owner also operated a lime works at Cocking, three miles south of Midhurst. In 1926 Benjamin Cloke became the owner and by 1930 was trading as the Midhurst Brick & Lime Co. Ltd. He used the railway to despatch bricks to London. In common with other brickworks, the business suffered from the depression of the early 1930s and unsold stocks of bricks mounted.

Every difficulty shall yield to energy., by F J-D [Mrs D.V.F Johnson-Davies], published April 2000 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 12 Number 3, article, pp.29-33, Spring 2000)
Abstract:
Extracts from 'Midhurst, a Brief History, A History of Midhurst Grammar School' by Ernest F Row. The article title is the motto of the School, which was founded in the 17th century.

Prisoners of Mother England, by F J-D [Mrs D.V.F Johnson-Davies], published July 2000 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 12 Number 4, article, pp.11-14, Summer 2000)
Abstract:
The origin of the Austrailian expression for the English! Also names of some of the transportees, and their crimes, who were transported from the Midhurst area 1778-1853.

The King's Sanatorium, by F J-D [Mrs D.V.F Johnson-Davies], published July 2000 in Midhurst Magazine (Volume 12 Number 4, article, pp.16-23, Summer 2000)
Abstract:
History, with illustrations, of the King Edward V11 Hospital, founded in 1903 as a Royal Charter charity hospital, and opened in 1906. The hospital closed in 2006.

Midhurst, by John Magilton and Spencer Thomas, published 2001 (148 pp., Chichester District Council, ISBN-10: 0850170052 & ISBN-13: 9780850170054) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries

Walking in West Sussex: Midhurst, Petworth and Pulborough, by Tony Oldfield, published 1 May 2003 (80 pp., Seaford: S. B. Publications, ISBN-10: 1857702662 & ISBN-13: 9781857702668) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries
Abstract:
The West Sussex Towns of Midhurst, Petworth and Pulborough, linked by the rivers Rother and Arun, provide an area crying out for exploration by the rambler. A multitude of footpaths provide access to arable land, woodland, a remarkable amount of commons and an increasing number of woodland owned by the Woodland Trust principally for public access. This book details fifteen walks, which will encourage and help people to explore this very attractive area.
The author, Tony Oldfield until recently lived in West Wittering, West Sussex.

A Midhurst Lad: A Sussex Childhood from the Mid 1920's to the Late 30's, by Ronald E. Boxall and edited by Joan Stanley, published 1 October 2003 (264 pp., Red 'n' Ritten Ltd, ISBN-10: 1904278310 & ISBN-13: 9781904278313) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15139] & West Sussex Libraries

St Ann's Hill, published 2005 (leaflet, Midhurst Society) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15400]

Midhurst Town Trail, published 2005 (leaflet, Midhurst Society) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15398]

Turnpike Roads to Chichester, Midhurst & Petworth, by Brian Austen, published 2005 in Sussex Industrial History (issue no. 35, article, pp.28-39, ISSN: 0263-5151) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/506533]   Download PDF
Abstract:
It is intended to record all tollhouses and milestones and any other turnpike structures starting in the west of the county. A hub town will be identified and all turnpike roads serving this place will be examined. A brief history of each of the trusts will be followed by a list of the sites of the tollhouses, and if there are any structures still present these will be described. Surviving milestones will be located and their nature indicated. The first hub city covered in this article is Chichester with the two smaller towns of Midhurst and Petworth also included.

Bringing luxury to the poorhouse [at Budgenor Lodge, Midhurst], by Country Life contributor(s), published 6 July 2006 in Country Life (vol. 200 no. 27, article, p.101)

The Nineteenth Century Construction of Midhurst North Mill, by Alan H. J. Green, published 2010 in Sussex Industrial History (issue no. 40, article, pp.19-23, ISSN: 0263-5151) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/506537]   Download PDF

Midhurst, Historic Character Assessment Report, compiled by Roland B. Harris, published January 2010 (Sussex Extensive Urban Survey (EUS), 43 pp. + appendices, E.S.C.C., W.S.C.C. & Brighton and Hove City, funded by English Heritage)   Download PDF

Budgenor Lodge: A Georgian Enterprise, by Guyatt, Andrew R, published 2012 (Midhurst: Middleton Press) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 18316] & West Sussex Libraries
Tracing the history of the Easebourne House of Industry, later Midhurst Union Workhouse, now a residential complex.

St Margaret's School, Petersfield Road, Midhurst (NGR: SU88462152) - building survey, evaluation and watching brief reports, by Genni Elliott, published June 2013 (Reading: Thames Valley Archaeological Services)   View Online

The Shadow Between: The Diary of a Lost Love 1882-1938, edited by Mairi Rennie, published 4 May 2016 (118 pp., New Generation Publishing, ISBN-10: 1785077376 & ISBN-13: 9781785077371) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries
Abstract:
The Shadow Between is based on the diary of a well-known illustrator and artist, William Parkinson (1858-1938). This was the period when the old ways were being superseded by the beginnings of modern life - railways, cycles, motor transport, photography, cinemas, medicine, fashions, the fading of the British Empire, and new social attitudes. The story is set in West Sussex, near Midhurst - now the centre of the South Downs National Park. In 1882 William was 24. He visited a college friend whose father was Rector of Terwick, near Rogate and fell in love with the Rector's daughter. It was a very intense experience which affected the rest of his life. The book is fully illustrated.

The Midhurst Shoemakers, by Kathy McNeill, published December 2016 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 22 no. 4, article, pp.181-183) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15860] & The Keep [LIB/509472]
Preview:
For about 120 years the Pitman family made shoes for the people of Midhurst

A Chronicle of the Midhurst Clerical Society, 1862-1912, published (no date) (pamphlet) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 4722]

Dunford House, Midhurst, published (no date) (pamphlet) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 5285]

Dunford House: Residential, Conference and Training Centre [near Midhurst], published (no date) (pamphlet) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15264]

Midhurst Parish Church. St Mary Magdalene and St Denys, published (no date) (pamphlet, Midhurst Parish Council) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9102]

The Story of Midhurst Parish Church, by P. T. Jones, published (no date) (pamphlet) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 9231][Lib 4914]

Midhurst Parish Register, published (no date) by the Sussex Family History Group and Parish Register Transcription Society (Ref: SXW18, CD-ROM)
Abstract:
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1565-1900, Banns 1653-1812. Indexed Transcription. Includes 38 photographs. Vol.18