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viii   PREFACE                            
                             
Among numerous published works, to which reference has been made and from which I have freely quoted, are the Sussex Archaeological Collections, the Victoria History of Sussex, Social England, History of the Blaker Family (W. C. Renshaw), Science in Arcady (Grant Allen), the Dictionary of National Biography, etc. Also certain MSS. relating to the history of the family of Poole of Old and New Shoreham, to which, by the courtesy of Capt. Herbert Ross Hooper, I have been allowed free access.         CONTENTS      
                     
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  PREFACE ... ... ... ... ... ... ...    vii.
CHAPTER 1.   ...   1 The Adur Valley and its Ancient People-A Stone
    age " Sheffield "-A British   Prince-Traces of the Roman Occupation-The Saxons--Steyning a PortBramber Castle--Sele Priory-Ancient Bridges.    
                     
  CHAPTER II. ..   ... 18
The Town and Harbour in the Middle AgesChanges in Coastline-The Origin of New ShorehamHavoc Wrought by the Sea-Situation of the Mediaeval Harbour - Decline of the Town - Excused from Taxation-Revival of its Industry-Old Roads into
         
For many biographical details of the Shoreham M.P.'s and notes on the Parliamentary History of the town I am indebted to Mr. John Patching, of Lewes. My thanks are also due to Mr. Burton Green, :fir. A. F. W. Eade and Mr. E. F. Salmon.  
    the Town.                
                     
  CHAPTER III. ..   ..   ..   •   ... 35 Old Shoreham-A Royal Manor-Held by Princes
    of Wales-Shoreham Marsh-The Ferry-The Timber Bridge-Picturesque Cottages-Former Water-mills and Windmills-Ancient Litigation.    
               
The Story of Shoreham has been written during the somewhat scanty leisure of the past few years. I am conscious that, whatever measure of success it may meet with, will be due in no small degree to the clever pen-work of Mr. Arthur B. Packham, whose pictures illustrate its pages, and to whom I am indebted for many practical suggestions and much valuable assistance.        
                     
  CHAPTER IV.   ...   ..•   ..   50 Old Erringham-Held of fing Edward the Confessor-Early Records-Will of John CobyeBellingham Family-The Old Manor House-The Chapel-A Restless Spirit-New Erringham House
    An Old Coach-road.            
                     
                     
                             
    HENRY CHEAL.                        
                             
          CHAPTER VI. ...   ...       69
New Shoreham-The Manor and the Town-De Braose and De Mowbray families-Former and Present Government of the Town-Fairs and Markets-Market Houses -Suspension Bridge -Inns -Old HousesPlace-names-Bungalow Town.
                             
          CHAPTER VII. ...   ...   ...   ..82
Grants to Ancient Religious Houses - Knights Hospitallers and Templars-Carmelite Priory-Its Gradual Ruin by the Sea-Hospitals of St. Catherine, St. Saviour, and St. James.
                             
          CHAPTER VIII.   ...   .   .91
The Ancient ..Ferry at New Shoreham-The " Marlipins " - Forgotten Street-names - Old-time Traders-Custody of the " Cocket "-Wool-trade" Owlers."
                             
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