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A '''rape''' is an administrative subdivision into which Sussex was formerly divided. Usually compared to the [[Hundred (division)|hundred]], each of the six rapes comprised several hundreds.<ref>"rapes" in John Cannon, ''The Oxford Companion to British History'', (Oxford University Press) published to Oxford Reference Online (2009) eISBN: 9780199567638. Accessed 21 Jul 2013.</ref>  
 
A '''rape''' is an administrative subdivision into which Sussex was formerly divided. Usually compared to the [[Hundred (division)|hundred]], each of the six rapes comprised several hundreds.<ref>"rapes" in John Cannon, ''The Oxford Companion to British History'', (Oxford University Press) published to Oxford Reference Online (2009) eISBN: 9780199567638. Accessed 21 Jul 2013.</ref>  
  
Blackstone's ''Commentaries on the Laws of England'' (1765) describes them thus: "In some counties there is an intermediate division between the shire and the hundreds, as lathes in Kent, and rapes in Sussex." (Vol. 1, p. 116).
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Blackstone's ''Commentaries on the Laws of England'' (1765) describes them thus: "In some counties there is an intermediate division between the shire and the hundreds, as lathes in Kent, and rapes in Sussex." (Vol. 1, p. 116).  
 
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There were six rapes:
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*Lewes
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*Hastings
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*Pevensey
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*Arundel
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*Bramber and
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*Chichester.
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Revision as of 14:15, 22 July 2013

A rape is an administrative subdivision into which Sussex was formerly divided. Usually compared to the hundred, each of the six rapes comprised several hundreds.[1]

Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765) describes them thus: "In some counties there is an intermediate division between the shire and the hundreds, as lathes in Kent, and rapes in Sussex." (Vol. 1, p. 116).

There were six rapes:

  • Lewes
  • Hastings
  • Pevensey
  • Arundel
  • Bramber and
  • Chichester.


References

  1. "rapes" in John Cannon, The Oxford Companion to British History, (Oxford University Press) published to Oxford Reference Online (2009) eISBN: 9780199567638. Accessed 21 Jul 2013.