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St Paul's Church Elsted.jpg
St Paul's Church
Elsted is located in West Sussex
Location within West Sussex
OS grid referenceSU816195
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMidhurst
Postcode districtGU29 0
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AmbulanceSouth East Coast
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West Sussex
50°58′12″N 0°50′20″W / 50.97006°N 0.83902°W / 50.97006; -0.83902Coordinates: 50°58′12″N 0°50′20″W / 50.97006°N 0.83902°W / 50.97006; -0.83902

Elsted is a village and Anglican parish in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England. It lies within the civil parish of Elsted and Treyford. The village is on the Midhurst to South Harting Road 4.5 miles (7.2 km) west of Midhurst.


Elsted (Halestede) was listed in the Domesday Book (1086) in the ancient hundred of Dumpford as having 32 households: seven villagers, 23 smallholders and two slaves; with ploughing land, pasture and woodland for pigs, a mill and a church, it had a value to the lord of the manor of £15.[1]

In 1861, the area was 1,789 acres (724 ha) and the population was 174.[2]

Parish church[edit]

The small parish church north of the crossroads, St Paul's, has a nave which had become derelict, leaving the chancel as the village church, until it was rebuilt in the 1950s. The surviving north wall is of Norman style herringbone stonework, with two round arched doorways filled in to make lancet windows.[2]


The village has one public house, and there is another at the former Elsted railway station at Elsted Marsh east of the village.

Notable people[edit]

Looking north from the Village Hall over the new cricket pitch in 2007


  1. ^ "Open Domesday: Elsted". Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b "GENUKI: Elsted". Retrieved 23 June 2019.

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