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Halnaker Windmill
Halnaker is located in West Sussex
 Halnaker shown within West Sussex
OS grid reference SU907080
Civil parish Boxgrove
District Chichester
Shire county West Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Chichester
Postcode district PO18
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Chichester
List of places
West Sussex

Coordinates: 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 traditional pub, The Anglesey Arms and a blacksmiths shop. 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. The 2011 Census population was included in the civil parish of Boxgrove.

Halnaker is mentioned in the Domesday Book under Sussex in the lands belonging to Earl Roger.[1] The book which was written in 1086 said:

The same William holds Halnaker of the Earl. Alweard held it TRE[2] 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.[3]

The place was in medieval times also referred to as Halfnaked.[4]


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

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