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Halnaker Windmill.JPG
Halnaker Windmill
Halnaker is located in West Sussex
Location within West Sussex
OS grid referenceSU907080
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townChichester
Postcode districtPO18
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AmbulanceSouth East Coast
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West Sussex
50°51′54″N 0°42′43″W / 50.86508°N 0.71193°W / 50.86508; -0.71193Coordinates: 50°51′54″N 0°42′43″W / 50.86508°N 0.71193°W / 50.86508; -0.71193
Seal of John St John, lord of the manor of Halnaker, appended to the Barons' Letter, 1301

Halnaker is a hamlet in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England. It lies on the A285 road 3.5 miles (5.6 km) northeast of Chichester, where it follows the line of the Roman road to London called Stane Street. There is a pub, The Anglesey Arms. Goodwood House is southwest of the village. North of the village Halnaker Windmill stands on 128 metre/420 feet high Halnaker Hill, a southern outpost of the South Downs. It is in the civil parish of Boxgrove.


Halnaker is mentioned in the Domesday Book under the Hundred of Boxgrove, Sussex, as having 44 households[1] in the lands belonging to Earl Roger.[2] The book which was written in 1086 said:

The same William holds Halnaker of the Earl. Alweard held it TRE[3] and then as now it was assessed at nine hildes. There is land for five ploughs. In demesne there are two ploughs and seventeen villans with twelve cottars with two ploughs. There are eight acres of meadow and woodland for 9 pigs. In Chichester are three burgesses paying 5 shillings. TRE it was woth four pounds now 100 shillings.[4]

The place was in medieval times also referred to as Halfnaked.[5] Kelly's Directory of 1867 says that Boxgrove manor-house

...is said to have been built by Sir Thomas West, who married, early in the reign of Henry VIII, Elizabeth, the heiress of John Bonville, of Halnaker.[6]

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ "Open Domesday: Halnaker". Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  2. ^ Earl Roger held several manors in Sussex including Mid Lavant, Chichester, Binderton and Cocking.
  3. ^ Tempore Regis Edward ie in the time of King Edward before the Norman Conquest in 1066
  4. ^ Domesday Book, a complete translation, Ann Williams and GH Martin (Eds), p61, ISBN 0-14-051535-6, 2002
  5. ^ L.F. Salzmann, ed. (1916). An abstract of Feet of Fines for the County of Sussex: vol. 3: 1308-1509. pp. 11–15.
  6. ^ "GENUKI: Boxgrove". Retrieved 16 June 2019.

External links[edit]

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