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ALFRISTON 5521 1030. Part of the duchy of Lancaster. The market and fairs were to be held by the king and his heirs as dukes of Lancaster. In the 1334 Lay Subsidy, Alfriston was valued with part of Blatchington at 39.
M (Charter) Tues; gr 24 May 1406, by K Hen IV (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 431). To be held at the king’s town.
F (Charter) vf, Andrew the Apostle (30 Nov); gr 24 May 1406, by K Hen IV (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 431). To be held at the king’s town.
F (Charter) vf, Philip and James (1 May); gr 24 May 1406, by K Hen IV (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 431). To be held at the king’s town.

ARUNDEL 5016 1072. Borough 1086 (BF, p. 169; Darby, p. 367). 1334 Subsidy 63.69. On the opposite bank of the river and downstream from the Anglo-Saxon burh of Burpham, Sussex (q.v.), which it may have replaced (Beresford, p. 492). Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 475). Fair 1587, 6 Dec (Harrison, p. 397). See also VCH Sussex, v, part i, pp. 61–2.
M (Prescriptive: borough) recorded 1086. The market evidently existed by 1086, when the earl’s sheriff took toll. By 1288, markets were held on Mon and Thurs, the former later moving to Sat. By the early fifteenth century, the corporation leased tolls from the earl, so that by 1586 the Thurs and Sat markets were claimed as the property of the town. The Thurs market was the most important by the seventeenth century; before 1805 it was transferred to Wednesday. In 1766 the Sat market was said to have been long disused, although it was held in 1788. The latest evidence for the Sat market dates from 1855 (VCH Sussex, v, part i, p. 61).
F (Charter) vfm, Invention of the Cross (3 May); gr 1 Aug 1285, by K Edw I to Richard le fitz Aleyn. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 320). Fair recorded in 1586 (when it lasted one day). It was recorded in 1784, although the date had altered as a result of the calendar change. It was recorded in 1831 and 1888, but fell into disuse after 1907 (VCH Sussex, v, part i, p. 62).
F (Charter) Nicholas (6 Dec); gr 1 Aug 1285, by K Edw I to Richard le fitz Aleyn (VCH Sussex, v, part i, p. 62). This fair is not recorded in the Calendar of Charter Rolls. Fair recorded in 1586 (when it lasted more than one day). It was recorded in 1784, although the date had altered as a result of the calendar change. It was last recorded in 1831.
F (Prescriptive) Exaltation of the Cross (14 Sept); recorded 1288 (VCH Sussex, v, part i, p. 62). Fair recorded in 1586 (when it lasted one day). It was recorded in 1784, although the date had altered as a result of the calendar change. It was recorded in 1831 and 1888, but fell into disuse after 1907.
A fair on 10 Aug was recorded in 1586. It was recorded in 1784, although the date had altered as a result of the calendar change. It fell into disuse soon afterwards (VCH Sussex, v, part i, p. 62).

BATTLE 5750 1162. Borough c.1180 (BF, p. 169). 1334 Subsidy £94.13. The value for Battle in the 1334 Lay Subsidy has been calculated by adding together the values for Middleborough, Sandlake and Mountjoy, the ancient divisions of the borough. Abbey founded 1066–7. Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 475). See also E. Searle, Lordship and Community: Battle Abbey and its Banlieu, 1066–1538 (Toronto, 1974), pp. 80–1, 206, 352–3, 365–6.
M (Prescriptive: borough) recorded 1066x87, possibly 1066x70, mercatum, held by M of the ch of St Martin of Battle (Regesta 1066–87, no. 13). This writ may not be entirely reliable, but it is almost identical to a writ of K Hen I, dated 1103x06, which confirmed to the M their customs within and without the market, as granted by K Wil I (Regesta 1066–87, no. 13; Regesta, ii, no. 752). In 1114x22, K Hen I confirmed to the ch of Battle the Sun market granted by K Wil I (Regesta, ii, no. 1348). A spurious charter of K Wil I, ostensibly from 1070–1, grants the ch of St Martin of Battle a Sun market (Regesta, i, no. 61). The medieval market was held on Sun (E. Searle, Lordship and Community: Battle Abbey and its Banlieu, 1066–1538 (Toronto, 1974), pp. 80–1).
F (Grant: other) Martin in the Summer (4 Jul); gr 1114x22, by K Hen I to ch of Battle (Regesta, ii, no. 1348). Searle (pp. 80–1, 392) mentions a fair on the feast of St Martin in the Winter (11 Nov), but this may be a confusion with the summer fair.

BIDLINGTON 5178 1103. 1334 Subsidy 52.81. See also VCH Sussex, vi, part i, p. 210.
F (Prescriptive) f, Mary Magdalen (22 Jul); recorded 1399 (VCH Sussex, vi, part i, p. 210). Fair recorded in 1498.

BIRLING 5557 970.
M (Charter) Tues; gr 28 Mar 1267, by K Hen III to William Bardolf the younger (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 74). To be held at the manor.
F (Charter) vfm, Simon and Jude (28 Oct); gr 28 Mar 1267, by K Hen III to William Bardolf the younger (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 74). To be held at the manor.

BODIAM 5781 1258. Dalingridge was the builder of Bodiam castle.
M (Charter) Sat; gr 25 Feb 1383, by K Ric II to Edward Dalyngregg [Dalingridge], kn and Elizabeth his wife (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 281). To be held at the manor.
F (Charter) vf, Augustine in May (26 May); gr 25 Feb 1383, by K Ric II to Edward Dalyngregg [Dalingridge], kn and Elizabeth his wife (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 281). To be held at the manor.

BOSHAM 4803 1039. 1334 Subsidy 38.27.
M (Letter Close) Thurs; mercatum, gr 14 Sept 1218, by K Hen III to William Earl Marshal (RLC, i, p. 370). To be held at the manor.

BOXGROVE 4907 1075. 1334 Subsidy 20.06.
F (Charter) vfm, Blaise the martyr (3 Feb); gr 8 Aug 1235, by K Hen III to P of Boxgrove (CChR, 1226–57, p. 211). Mandate to sh of Sussex to proclaim the fair and cause it to be held, 16 Aug 1235 (CR, 1234–7, p. 129). P of Boxgrove was holding the fair in 1279 (QW, p. 757).

BRAMBER 5186 1106. Borough 1248 (BF, p. 170). Mint 1135–54. 1334 Subsidy 15. Downstream from Steyning, Sussex (q.v.). See also VCH Sussex, vi, part i, pp. 209–10.
M (Prescriptive: borough, mint) recorded 1086, held by William de Braose. In 1086, in a plea between William de Braose and the abbey of Fécamp, it was judged that toll throughout the week should belong to the abbey, except for half of that on Saturdays which should go to William, and that ships going to the harbour (portus) at St Cuthman’s [Steyning] should only pay 2d. for each ascent and descent, ‘unless they make another market at William’s castle’, i.e. at Bramber (Regesta 1066–87, no. 146).
M (Charter) Mon, Thurs; gr 5 Aug 1316, by K Edw II to William de Braose and John de Mowbray and Alina his wife and the heirs of the bodies of John and Alina (CChR, 1300–26, p. 315). Mandate to the sh of Sussex to proclaim that markets will be held at the king’s town on Mon and Thurs, 18 Sept 1324 (CCR, 1323–7, p. 222). Market conf 13 Apr 1332 by K Edw III to John de Moubray, son and heir of the bodies of John and Alina (CChR, 1300–26, p. 315). Thurs market granted to Thomas de Mowbray, earl of Nottingham by K Ric II in 1383. Market at Bramber may have fallen into disuse in the late fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, when no profits from toll are recorded. It had definitely lapsed by 1595 (VCH Sussex, vi, part i, p. 210).
F (Prescriptive) recorded 1288 (VCH Sussex, vi, part i, p. 209).
F (Charter) vfm, Augustine (26 May); gr 5 Aug 1316, by K Edw II to William de Braose and John de Mowbray and Alina his wife and the heirs of the bodies of John and Alina (CChR, 1300–26, p. 315). To be held at the manor. The date of the fair was probably 26 May, i.e. the feast of Archbishop Augustine. Fair conf 13 Apr 1332 by K Edw III to John de Moubray, son and heir of John [de Mowbray] and Alina (CChR, 1327–41, p. 269).
F (Charter) vfm, Denis (9 Oct); gr 5 Aug 1316, by K Edw II to William de Braose and John de Mowbray and Alina his wife and the heirs of the bodies of John and Alina (CChR, 1300–26, p. 315). To be held at the manor. Fair conf 13 Apr 1332 by K Edw III to John de Moubray, son and heir of John [de Mowbray] and Alina (CChR, 1327–41, p. 269).
F (Letter Close) vfm, Edward the King and Confessor (13 Oct); gr 18 Sept 1324, by K Edw II. Mandate to the sh of Sussex to proclaim the fair, to be held at the king’s town (CCR, 1323–7, p. 222).
F (Letter Close) vfm, John before the latin gate (6 May); gr 18 Sept 1324, by K Edw II. Mandate to the sh of Sussex to proclaim the fair, to be held at the king’s town (CCR, 1323–7, p. 222).
F (Charter) Assumption (15 Aug) to last 3 days; gr 1383, by K Ric II to Thomas Mowbray, earl of Nottingham (VCH Sussex, vi, part i, p. 210). A fair is recorded in 1445 and 1498; VCH provides no later evidence (VCH Sussex, vi, part i, p. 210).

BRIGHTON 5307 1045. 1334 Subsidy 102.50. Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 475).
M (Charter) Thurs; gr 24 Jul 1312, by K Edw II to John de Warenna, earl of Surrey (CChR, 1300–26, p. 194). To be held at the manor.
F (Charter) vfm, Bartholomew (24 Aug); gr 24 Jul 1312, by K Edw II to John de Warenna, earl of Surrey (CChR, 1300–26, p. 194). To be held at the manor.

BROADWATER 5147 1043. 1334 Subsidy 60. See also VCH Sussex, vi, part i, p. 76.
M (Charter) Mon; gr 17 Jul 1312, by K Edw II to Ralph de Cammoys. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1300–26, p. 194). On 20 Nov 1375, K Edw III granted Thomas Cammoys, kinsman and heir of Ralph de Cammoys, a Sat market in lieu (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 230). On 15 Dec 1383, K Ric II granted Thomas de Camoys a Mon market in lieu (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 289). In 1441–2, the market, stated to be on Sat, was alleged to be detrimental to that at Steyning, Sussex (q.v). Market had fallen into disuse by 1493 (VCH Sussex, vi, part i, p. 234).
F (Prescriptive) vf, Barnabas the apostle (11 Jun); feria recorded 1279, held by John de Cameys and Margareta his wife. In 1279, John and Margaret successfully claimed to hold the fair at the manor, of old (QW, p. 755). On 17 Jun 1312, K Edw II granted Ralph de Cammoys a fair on vfm Barnabas, to be held at the manor (CChR, 1300–26, p. 194). Fair recorded in 1493 and 1502 and survived until c.1922 (VCH Sussex, vi, part i, p. 76).
F (Charter) vfm, Luke the Evangelist (18 Oct); gr 1 Mar 1390, by K Ric II to Thomas de Cammoys. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 317). Fair recorded in 1493 and 1502 and survived into the late eighteenth century (VCH Sussex, vi, part i, p. 76). On 14 Jul 1245, John de Gatesden was pardoned 24m. for which he had been summoned to the Exchequer for two charters which he did not have, granting a market in the manors of Broadwater and Carshalton, Surrey (q.v.) (CR, 1242–7, p. 327).

BUCKSTEEP 5652 1161.
F (Charter) vfm, Nativity of John the Baptist (24 Jun); gr 4 Oct 1337, by K Edw III to Thomas de Hoo, kn (CChR, 1327–41, p. 431); conf 6 May 1391 by K Ric II to Isabella, widow of Thomas de Hoo, kn (CPR, 1388–92, p. 403). To be held at the manor.

BULVERHYTHE 5769 1083.
M (Charter) Mon; gr 16 Jun 1310, by K Edw II to John de Britannia, earl of Richmond (CChR, 1300–26, p. 137). To be held at the manor.
F (Charter) vf+2, Annunciation (25 Mar); gr 16 Jun 1310, by K Edw II to John de Britannia, earl of Richmond (CChR, 1300–26, p. 137). To be held at the manor.

BURPHAM 5039 1090. Borough early tenth century (Defence, p. 195). 1334 Subsidy 34.50. Burh noted in the Burghal Hidage (Defence, p. 195). It may have been replaced by Cissbury, Sussex (q.v.). On the opposite bank of the river and upstream from Arundel, Sussex (q.v.) (Beresford, p. 492).
M (Prescriptive: borough). No further information for market.

BURWASH 5677 1247. 1334 Subsidy 35.05. See also VCH Sussex, ix, p. 195.
M (Letter Close) Fri; mercatum, gr 29 Apr 1252, by K Hen III (CR, 1251–3, p. 82). To be held at the manor held by Edward, the king’s son. Mandate to the sh of Sussex to proclaim the market and cause it to be held.
M (Charter) Wed; gr 16 Jun 1310, by K Edw II to John de Britannia, earl of Surrey (CChR, 1300–26, p. 137).
F (Letter Close) vfm, Philip and James (1 May); feria gr 29 Apr 1252, by K Hen III. To be held at the manor held by Edward, the king’s son. Mandate to the sh of Sussex to proclaim the market and cause it to be held (CR, 1251–3, p. 82). Fair on vf+2 Philip and James was granted by K Edw II to John de Britannia, earl of Richmond, on 16 Jun 1310 (CChR, 1300–26, p. 137). The manor had been granted to the earl of Brittany in the late thirteenth century. A fair was held on 12 May in 1888, which may have been the continuation of this fair after the calendar change (VCH Sussex, ix, p. 196).
F (Charter) vf+2, Bartholomew (24 Aug); gr 16 Jun 1310, by K Edw II to John de Britannia, earl of Richmond (CChR, 1300–26, p. 137).

CHICHESTER 4861 1049. Borough early tenth century (Defence, pp. 195–6). Mint 924–1154. 1334 Subsidy 220. Roman and Saxon town (Defence, p. 195). City in Domesday Book (BF, p. 170). Bishopric from 1087, when the see was transferred from Selsey, Sussex (q.v.). Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 475). Fair 1587, Ash Wednesday; 25 Jul (Harrison, pp. 393, 395). See also VCH Sussex, iii, pp. 97–8.
M (Prescriptive: borough, mint) Wed, Sat; recorded twelfth century (VCH Sussex, iii, p. 97). Market recorded on 26 Apr 1227 (CChR, 1226–57, p. 34). K Hen III inspected a charter referring to a market on 16 Nov 1228 and on 4 May 1233 (CChR, 1226–57, pp. 87, 179). Markets were held by the overlords of the city, including the earls of Cornwall, until the grant of the city to the citizens in 1316 (VCH Sussex, iii, p. 97).
F (Grant: other) 1+f+6, gr 1107, by K Hen I to ch of Holy Trinity at Chichester. The details of the grant are known from a notification by K Hen I to Richard de Belmeis and the reeve of Chichester and the barons of Sussex that he has confirmed to the ch of the Holy Trinity at Chichester a fair of eight days duration at the season fixed by Bp Ralph, namely one day before the feast and six days after it (Regesta, ii, no. 810). On 3 Aug 1205, K John granted the ch of Chichester and Simon bp of Chichester that the date of the fair was to be moved from the feast of Faith the Virgin (6 Oct), as granted by K Hen I, to the vigil of Holy Trinity (Easter dep); it was still to last 8 days (RCh, pp. 135–6). Fair noted in 1170–2, 1210, 1212 (PR, 16 Hen II, p. 151; PR, 17 Hen II, p. 135; PR, 18 Hen II, p 132; PR, 12 John, p. 4; PR, 14 John, pp. 8, 9). Bp of Chichester was holding an eight day fair by a charter of K John in 1279, although it was alleged that it was not held according to the charter (QW, p. 759). On 22 Feb 1338, K Edw III confirmed the 1107 charter to Robert de Stretford, bp of Chichester (CChR, 1327–41, p. 440). On 30 Jun 1367, it was stated that K John had granted the bp of Chichester an 8 day fair on the feast of Denis (9 Oct) and that William de Lenne, bp of Chichester, had appropriated an extra half day to the fair (CIM, iii, no. 520).
F (Grant: other) vfm, Michael (29 Sept); feria gr 1227x16 Feb 1254, by K Hen III to R[ichard] earl of Cornwall. Mandate to the sh of Sussex to proclaim the fair and cause it to be held (CR, 1253–4, p. 28). This was presumably one of the two fairs claimed by Edmund, earl of Cornwall in 1288. Richard fitz Alan alleged that this was not a fair, but a congregation of men outside the suburb, of which he claimed the profit (VCH Sussex, iii, p. 98).
F (Prescriptive) vfm, James (25 Jul); recorded 1288, held by Richard fitz Alan (VCH Sussex, iii, p. 98). Richard fitz Alan claimed the fair, near the Hospital of St James outside the city. In 1289, K Edw I claimed the fair and ordered the sh to proclaim it in his name. F (Letter Patent) f+2, George the martyr (23 Apr); gr 14 May 1500, by K Hen VII to mayor and citizens of Chichester (CPR, 1494–1509, p. 205).

CISSBURY 5140 1080. Mint c.979–1024. Perhaps an emergency mint and commercial centre set up on a high and well-defended site, succeeding Burpham and succeeded by Steyning, Sussex (VCH Sussex, i, pp. 464–6, vi, part i, pp. 66–7.
M (Prescriptive: mint). No further information for market.

CLIFFE HILL 5430 1100.
M (Charter) Thurs; gr 14 Oct 1331, by K Edw III to Simon, archbp of Canterbury (CChR, 1327–41, p. 231). To be held at the manor of Clive by Stonham, Sussex.
M (Charter) Tues, Fri; gr 20 May 1345, by K Edw III to John, archbp of Canterbury (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 38). To be held at the manor of Clyve by Lewes.
M (Charter) Wed, gr 12 Nov 1409, by K Hen IV to Thomas, archbp of Canterbury, the king’s cousin (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 442). To be held in the town.
F (Charter) vfm, Trans of Thomas the Martyr (7 Jul); gr 14 Oct 1331, by K Edw III to Simon, archbp of Canterbury (CChR, 1327–41, p. 231). To be held at the manor of Clive by Stonham.
F (Charter) f+8, Catherine (25 Nov); gr 20 May 1345, by K Edw III to John, archbp of Canterbury (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 38). To be held at the manor of Clyve by Lewes.
F (Charter) f+8, Decollation of John the Baptist (29 Aug); gr 20 May 1345, by K Edw III to John, archbp of Canterbury (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 39). To be held at the manor of Clyve by Lewes.
F (Charter) vfm, Matthew (21 Sept); gr 12 Nov 1409, by K Hen IV to Thomas, archbp of Canterbury, the king’s cousin. To be held at the town (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 442).
F (Charter), vfm, Mark (25 Apr); gr 12 Nov 1409, by K Hen IV to Thomas, archbp of Canterbury, the king’s cousin. To be held at the town (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 442).

COCKING 4879 1175. 1334 Subsidy 41.25.
M (Charter) Thurs; gr 1 Aug 1285, by K Edw I to Adam de Bavent (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 319). To be held at the manor.
F (Charter) vfm, Decollation of John the Baptist (29 Aug); gr 1 Aug 1285, by K Edw I to Adam de Bavent (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 319). To be held at the manor.

CRAWLEY 5344 1379.
M (Grant: other) Wed; mercatum, gr 1202, by K John to Micael de Punninges (PR, 4 John, p. 142). Nova Oblata: he owed one good Norweigian goshawk.
M (Grant: other) Fri; gr 1227x72, by K Hen III to Lucas de Ponyngges (QW, p. 755). In 1279, Lucas successfully claimed to hold the market at the manor by charter of K Hen III.
F (Grant: other) vf, Decollation of John the Baptist (29 Aug); gr 1227x72, by K Hen III to Lucas de Ponyngges (QW, p. 755). In 1279, Lucas successfully claimed to hold the fair at the manor by charter of K Hen III. The document is damaged and the total length of the fair is missing.

CUCKFIELD 5303 1244. 1334 Subsidy 66.25. Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 475).
M (Charter) Tues; gr 7 Sept 1255, by K Hen III to John de Warrenna (CChR, 1226–57, p. 449). To be held at the manor.
M (Charter) Mon; gr 24 Jul 1312, by K Edw II to John de Warenna, earl of Surrey (CChR, 1300–26, p. 194). To be held at the manor.
F (Charter) vfm, Nativity of Mary (8 Sept); gr 7 Sept 1255, by K Hen III to John de Warrenna (CChR, 1226–57, p. 449). To be held at the manor.
F (Charter) vfm, Holy Trinity (Easter dep); gr 24 Jul 1312, by K Edw II to John de Warenna, earl of Surrey (CChR, 1300–26, p. 194). To be held at the manor.

DALLINGTON 5657 1192. See also VCH Sussex, ix, p. 233.
F (Charter) vfm, Margaret (20 Jul); gr 4 Oct 1337, by K Edw III to Thomas de Hoo, kn (CChR, 1327–41, p. 431); conf 6 May 1391 by K Ric II to Isabella, widow of Thomas de Hoo, kn. To be held at the manor (CPR, 1388–92, p. 403). VCH provides no further evidence for the fair (VCH Sussex, ix, p. 233).

DITCHLING 5325 1153. Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 475).
M (Charter) Tues; gr 24 Jul 1312, by K Edw II to John de Warenna, earl of Surrey (CChR, 1300–26, p. 194). To be held at the manor.
F (Charter) vfm, Margaret the virgin (20 Jul); gr 24 Jul 1312, by K Edw II to John de Warenna, earl of Surrey (CChR, 1300–26, p. 194). To be held at the manor.

DURFORD 4778 1235. Near Rogate, in Dumpford hundred (A. Mawer and F.M. Stenton eds., The Place-Names of Sussex, i (Cambridge, 1969), p. 37).
F (Prescriptive) recorded 2 Jul 1431, held by Henry Husee, kn (CCR, 1429–35, pp. 122, 161). Held adjacent to the chapel of St Mary and St John Baptist, Durford. Thomas, A of Durford was challenging Henry Husee’s right to hold the fair.

EAST ANGMERING 5071 1043. 1334 Subsidy 42.50.
M (Charter) Sat; gr 15 Jan 1384, by K Ric II to Richard, earl of Arundel and Surrey, the king’s cousin (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 291). To be held at the town.
F (Charter) vf, Peter and Paul (29 Jun); gr 15 Jan 1384, by K Ric II to Richard, earl of Arundel and Surrey, the king’s cousin (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 291). To be held at the town.

EAST GRINSTEAD 5397 1380. Borough 1235 (BF, p. 170). 1334 Subsidy 37.63. Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 475).
M (Prescriptive: borough) recorded 16 Jul 1247, held by Peter of Savoy (CChR, 1226–57, p. 324). Day of the market changed from an unspecified day to Mon on 16 Jul 1247.
F (Charter) vf, James the Apostle (25 Jul); gr 16 Jul 1247, by K Hen III to Peter of Savoy (CChR, 1226–57, p. 324).

EAST LAVANT 4862 1084. 1334 Subsidy 58.17. It is possible that the value in the 1334 Lay Subsidy refers to both East Lavant and West Lavant (Glasscock, p. 307).
F (Charter) vf, Nativity of Mary (8 Sept); gr 1 Jun 1314, by K Edw II to W archbp of Canterbury. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1300–26, p. 274). There is no evidence for this fair between the 1370s and 1390s; it is possible that it was not established (Mate, pp. 63–4).

EASTBOURNE 5608 990. Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 475).
M (Charter) Thurs; gr 12 Aug 1315, by K Edw II to Bartholomew de Baddlesmere (CChR, 1300–26, p. 283). To be held at the manor.
F (Charter) vfm, Michael (29 Sept); gr 21 Apr 1232, by K Hen III to Master William de Nevill, treasurer of Chichester (CChR, 1226–57, p. 151). Mandate to sh of Sussex, 22 Apr 1232 (CR, 1231–4, p. 51). Fair was being held by the treasurer of Chichester in 1279 (QW, p. 761).
F (Charter) vfm, Matthew the Apostle (21 Sept); gr 12 Aug 1315, by K Edw II to Bartholomew de Baddlesmere (CChR, 1300–26, p. 283). To be held at the manor.

EGDEAN 4990 1200.
M (Charter) Wed; gr 29 Dec 1279, by K Edw I to William de Alta Ripa (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 219). To be held at the manor.
F (Charter) vfm, Bartholomew (24 Aug); gr 29 Dec 1279, by K Edw I to William de Alta Ripa (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 219). To be held at the manor.

FINDON 5116 1085. 1334 Subsidy 60. See also VCH Sussex, vi, part i, p. 29.
M (Charter) Tues; gr 22 May 1261, by K Hen III to Walter de Clifford. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 36). In 1275, the market was alleged to be damaging the boroughs of Bramber rape (VCH Sussex, vi, part i, p. 29). In 1279, William de Breuse was holding the market, which he claimed had been held since the Conquest (QW, p. 760). Market recorded in 1380, 1425 and possibly in 1477; there is no later evidence (VCH Sussex, vi, part i, p. 29).
F (Charter) vfm, Decollation of John the Baptist (29 Aug); gr 22 May 1261, by K Hen III to Walter de Clifford. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 36). Fair last recorded in 1425 (VCH Sussex, vi, part i, p. 29).

FRAMFIELD 5495 1202. 1334 Subsidy 169.59.
F (Charter) vf, Trans of Thomas (7 Jul); gr 1 Jun 1314, by K Edw II to W archbp of Canterbury (CChR, 1300–26, p. 274). To be held at the manor.

FRANT 5591 1356. 1334 Subsidy 34.58.
M (Charter) Tues; gr 3 Jun 1297, by K Edw I to William de Brumfeld (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 467). To be held at the manor.
F (Charter) vfm, All Saints (1 Nov); gr 3 Jun 1297, by K Edw I to William de Brumfeld (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 467). To be held at the manor.

GORING 5111 1027. 1334 Subsidy 60.
M (Charter) Fri; gr 5 Feb 1301, by K Edw I to Henry Tregoz. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1300–26, p. 1) Market recorded in 1346–7 (Mate, p. 67).
F (Charter) vfm, Lawrence (10 Aug); gr 12 Sept 1257, by K Hen III to Henry Tregoz (CChR, 1226–57, p. 473). To be held at the manor.
F (Charter) vfm, Peter and Paul (29 Jun); gr 5 Feb 1301, by K Edw I to Henry Tregoz (CChR, 1300–26, p. 1). To be held at the manor.

GUESTLING 5855 1144. 1334 Subsidy 70. See also VCH Sussex, ix, p. 180.
F (Charter) vfm, Laurence (10 Aug); feria gr 15 Oct 1254, by K Hen III to Henry de Ore (Roles Gascons, 1242–54, no. 4225; CPR, 1247–58, p. 345). To be held at the manor.

HAILSHAM 5592 1094. 1334 Subsidy 97.77. Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 475).
M (Charter) Wed; gr 22 Jul 1252, by K Hen III to Peter of Savoy (CChR, 1226–57, p. 400). To be held at the manor.

HARTING 4783 1194. 1334 Subsidy 36.66. The grid reference and the value from the 1334 Lay Subsidy relate to South Harting. Henry Husse was holding the town of Harting in 1316 (FA, v, p. 141). See also VCH Sussex, iv, pp. 14–15.
M (Charter) Wed; gr 29 Aug 1271, by K Hen III to Henry de Husee. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 176). Henry de Husey was holding the market in 1279 (QW, p. 756).
F (Charter) vfm, Simon and Jude (28 Oct); gr 29 Aug 1271, by K Hen III to Henry de Husee. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 176). Henry de Husey was holding the fair in 1279 (QW, p. 756).

HASTINGS 5821 1095. Borough early tenth century (Defence, pp. 205–6). Mint c.979–1154. Borough in Domesday Book (Darby, p. 367). The town developed around the castle built on the cliff c.1069. This replaced the earlier port, which was being eroded by the sea (Beresford, p. 494; VCH Sussex, ix, pp. 10–11). Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 475). See also VCH Sussex, ix, pp. 13–14.
M (Prescriptive: borough, mint) recorded 1103x6, mercatum (Regesta 1066–87, no. 13). The rights that the men of Hastings had in their market were the model for those that K Hen I in 1103x6 granted to the monks of Battle in theirs, as K Wil I had granted them. The separate record of the writ of K Wil I may be a forgery based on that of K Hen I (Regesta 1066–87, no. 13; Regesta, ii, no. 752). At some later, probably post-medieval, date markets were held on Wed and Sat. Wed market fell into disuse in 1835 (VCH Sussex, ix, p. 13; F.E. Sawyer, ‘Sussex markets and fairs’, Sussex Archaeological Collections, xxxvi (Lewes, 1888), p. 188). At some later, probably post-medieval, date fairs were held on Whit Tuesday, on 26 and 27 Jul and on Clement (23 Nov) (VCH Sussex, ix, p. 13).

HEATHFIELD 5583 1216. See also VCH Sussex, ix , p. 201.
M (Grant: other) Thurs; mercatum, gr 6 Apr 1234, by K Hen III to bp of Chichester. To be held at the manor. Mandate to the sh of Sussex to proclaim the market and cause it to be held (CR, 1231–4, p. 400). Granted by K Edw II to John bp of Chichester on 7 Feb 1316 (CChR, 1300–26. p. 306). Although the manor of ‘Hadfeld’ in the 1234 grant is identified as Henfield in the index of CR, 1231–4, ‘Hadfeld’ is identified as Heathfield in A. Mawer and F.M. Stenton eds., Place-Names of Sussex (Cambridge, 1930) ii, p. 463. This identification is confirmed by the 1316 grant.
F (Charter) vfm, Richard the Confessor (3 Apr or 16 Jun); gr 7 Feb 1316, by K Edw II to John bp of Chichester (CChR, 1300–26. p. 306). The VCH attributes this fair to the Translation of St Richard (16 Jun), apparently on the grounds that in 1792 a fair was held on the equivalent date after the calendar change (27 Jun; this fair fell into disuse by 1888). However, there was also a fair held on 14 Apr, which before the calendar change would be equivalent to the other feast of St Richard (3 Apr).

HORSHAM 5170 1306. Borough 1235 (BF, p. 171). 1334 Subsidy 36.67. Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 475). Fair 1587, 24 Jun; 27 Jul; 19 Nov (Harrison, pp. 394–6). See VCH Sussex, vol. 6 pt. 2, pp. 136; 171–3..
M (Prescriptive: borough) Wed, Sat; recorded 1279, mercatum, held by William de Breuse (QW, p. 760).
M (Charter) Mon; gr 13 May 1449, by K Hen VI to John, archbp of Canterbury (CChR, 1427–1516, p. 106). To be held in ‘le Westrete’.
F (Charter) vfm, Trans of Thomas the Martyr (7 Jul); gr 3 Aug 1233, by K Hen III to William de Breous, son and heir of John de Breus. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1226–57, p. 186). Mandate to the sh of Sussex to proclaim the fair and cause it to be held, 3 Aug 1233 (CR, 1231–4, p. 243).
F (Prescriptive) octave of the apostles Peter and Paul (29 Jun); nundinas recorded 1279, held by William de Breuse (QW, p. 760).
F (Charter) Mon, Tues and Wed after the feast of Ascension (Easter dep); gr 13 May 1449, by K Hen VI to John, archbp of Canterbury (CChR, 1427–1516, p. 106). To be held in ‘le Westrete’.
F (Charter) vfm, Edmund the archbp in Winter (16 Nov); gr 13 May 1449, by K Hen VI to John, archbp of Canterbury. To be held in ‘le Westrete’ (CChR, 1427–1516, p. 106).
Markets and fairs are recorded in 1500–1 (Mate, p. 75).

HURSTPIERPONT 5279 1164. In the 1334 Lay Subsidy, Hurstpierpont was valued with Keymer and Clayton at 108.08.
F (Charter) f, Laurence (10 Aug); gr 24 Jul 1312, by K Edw II to John de Warenna, earl of Surrey (CChR, 1300–26, p. 194). To be held at the manor.

LEWES 5416 1102. Borough early tenth century (Defence, pp. 207–8). Mint 924–39, 970s–1154. 1334 Subsidy 40.50. Borough with tolls in 1066 (Defence, pp. 207–8; VCH Sussex, i, p. 435). After the Norman Conquest, a substantial castle town of the Warenne family and later a county town of Sussex. Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 475). Fair 1587, Tues in Whit week (Harrison, p. 394).
M (Prescriptive: borough, mint) recorded 1066, held by king and Earl Warenne. Domesday Book shows that there was a flourishing market by 1066, its revenues presumably shared between the king and the earl (VCH Sussex, i, p. 435). About 1089, William Earl Warenne granted the priory of St Pancras, Lewes, rights of pre-emption in wood, flesh and fish in the market at Lewes on three days in the week, viz Tues, Thurs and Sat from Whitsun to Lammas, and after Lammas the common market with the men of Lewes (L.F. Salzman ed., The Chartulary of the Priory of St Pancras of Lewes, 2 vols (Sussex Record Society 38, 1932), pp. 7–9).

LINDFIELD 5349 1258. 1334 Subsidy 156.87.
M (Charter) Thurs; gr 24 Aug 1343, by K Edw III to dean and Ca of the collegiate ch of South Malling (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 24). To be held at the town.
F (Charter) f+8, Philip and James (1 May); gr 24 Aug 1343, by K Edw III to dean and Ca of the collegiate ch of South Malling (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 24). To be held at the town.
F (Charter) f+8, James (25 Jul); gr 24 Aug 1343, by K Edw III to dean and Ca of the collegiate ch of South Malling (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 24). To be held at the town.

MARESFIELD 5466 1240. 1334 Subsidy 82.50.
M (Letter Close) Thurs; gr 29 Jan 1332, by K Edw III to Qu Philippa (CCR, 1330–33, p. 430). Order to the sh of Sussex that the king wills that the queen, who holds the manor for life, shall have a market there for her life.
F (Letter Close) vfm, Bartholomew (24 Aug); gr 8 Nov 1301, by K Edw I (CCR, 1296–1302, p. 473). To be held at the king’s manor. Mandate to the sh to proclaim the fair and cause it to be held.
F (Letter Close) vf, George (23 Apr); gr 27 Jul 1350, by K Edw III (CCR, 1349–54, p. 245). To be held at the chapel of Nutley in Queen Philippa’s town of Maresfield, for her life. Mandate to the sh of Sussex to proclaim the fair.

MAYFIELD 5586 1270. In the 1334 Lay Subsidy, Mayfield and Wadhurst, Sussex (q.v.) were valued together at 180.
M (Charter) Thurs; gr 7 Nov 1261, by K Hen III to B archbp of Canterbury. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 38).
M (Charter) Tues; gr 1 Jun 1314, by K Edw II to W archbp of Canterbury. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1300–26, p. 274).
M (Charter) Wed, gr 5 Mar 1394, by K Ric II to William archbp of Canterbury. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 346).
F (Charter) vfm, Dunstan (19 May); gr 7 Nov 1261, by K Hen III to B archbp of Canterbury. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 38). On 1 Jun 1314, K Edw II granted W archbp of Canterbury a fair at the manor on vf Dunstan (CChR, 1300–26, p. 274). On 5 Mar 1394, K Ric II granted William archbp of Canterbury a fair at the manor on vfm Dunstan (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 346).
F (Charter) vfm, All Saints (1 Nov); gr 5 Mar 1394, by K Ric II to William archbp of Canterbury. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 346).

MIDHURST 4887 1215. Borough 1248. In 1279, it was said to have been a borough from ‘time immemorial’ (BF, p. 171; QW, p. 756). 1334 Subsidy £55. Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 475).
M (Prescriptive: borough) recorded 1223, mercatum, held by Savaricus de Bohum (CRR, xi, no. 891).

NEW SHOREHAM 5216 1052. Borough 1208–9 (BF, p. 172). 1334 Subsidy 120. Town established by the mouth of the river Adur in 1086x96 was called New Shoreham, to distinguish it from the earlier settlement (VCH Sussex, vi, part i, pp. 138, 144). Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 475). See also VCH Sussex, vi, part i, p. 156.
M (Prescriptive: borough) Wed, Sat; recorded 1279, mercatum, held by William de Breuse. Held in the town (QW, p. 760). It is not clear whether these markets continued to function (VCH Sussex, vi, part i, p. 156). A market was recorded at Shoreham in 1500 (Mate, p. 74). A charter of 1607 granted a Tues market (VCH Sussex, vi, part i, p. 156).
F (Grant: other) feria gr 1202, by K John to William de Braosa (Rot de Obl et Fin, p. 182). Fair recorded c.1230 (VCH Sussex, vi, part i, p. 156). William de Breuse was holding a two day fair on the Exaltation of Holy Cross (14 Sept) in 1279 (QW, p. 760). Fair recorded in 1368. The fair may have fallen into disuse (VCH Sussex, vi, part i, p. 156). Profits of the fair were just 21d. in 1500 (Mate, p. 74).

NEW WINCHELSEA 5903 1173. Borough 1283 (BF, p. 172). Site laid out in 1283, to replace nearby Old Winchelsea (q.v.) (VCH Sussex, ix, p. 63). The new town acquired the liberties of Old Winchelsea, presumably including the market held by the men of Winchelsea and perhaps also a fair. New Winchelsea went into decline as a result of French raids and the silting up of the estuary in the fourteenth century (Beresford, p. 498). Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 475). See also VCH Sussex, ix, p. 70.
M (Prescriptive: borough) Thurs; market transferred from Old Winchelsea, Sussex (q.v.) in 1283.
F (Prescriptive) f+2, Invention of Holy Cross (3 May). This fair, established at Old Winchelsea, Sussex (q.v.) in 1209, may have transferred to New Winchelsea in 1283.

NEWBRIDGE 5048 1188. Now a farm in Pulborough, Sussex (Beresford, p. 491). The grid references are to Pulborough.
F (Grant: other) vf, Simon and Jude the apostles (28 Oct); gr 1227x72, by K Hen III to Walter de Insular’ and Florencia his wife. Fair recorded in 1279, when Walter and Florence successfully claimed that they held it by a charter of K Hen III. It was stated that the fair was three days long, but also that it was held on vf Simon and Jude (QW, p. 758). In 1375, the fair was known as the borough fair (Beresford, p. 491).

OLD WINCHELSEA 5940 1175. Borough 1283 (BF, p. 172). Possibly the mint town ‘Wencles’ c.973–9 (D.M. Metcalf, An Atlas of Anglo-Saxon and Norman Coin Finds, c.973–1086 (London, 1998), pp. 231, 236). In 1086 probably part of the manor of ‘Rameslie’ (refer also to entry for Rye, Sussex (q.v.)). The name Winchelsea is first recorded early in the twelfth century. The place soon became a busy port and town, which was destroyed by incursions of the sea between 1250 and 1288. The precise site is uncertain: the grid reference denotes a place on the modern coast east of Winchelsea and SSE of Rye (cf. W.D. Cooper, The History of Winchelsea (London, 1850), p. 1), but the site of the settlement may be further out to sea. The liberties of Old Winchelsea, presumably including a market and perhaps also a fair, passed to New Winchelsea, Sussex (q.v.), the site of which was laid in 1283 (VCH Sussex, ix, p. 63; Beresford, p. 498). See also VCH Sussex, ix, p. 70.
M (Prescriptive: borough) recorded 1200, mercatum, held by A of Fiscamp [Fécamp, Normandy]. Nova Oblata: A of Fiscamp owed 5m. for moving the market beyond the cemetery (PR, 2 John, p. 248). This market presumably ceased in or before 1283 and was not transferred to New Winchelsea, where the A of Fécamp had no rights.
M (Charter) Thurs; mercatum, gr 29 Mar 1209, by K John to John de Gestling. To be held on his fee at ‘Westwincheles’ (RCh, p. 185b). On 17 Nov 1215, the men of Winchelsea were granted that the Thurs market beyond the town on the fee of John de Gestlinges would in future be held in the town, in front of the ch of the Blessed Thomas (RLC, i, p. 237). Mandate to the bailiff of Winchelsea to move the market because of the innundation of the sea, 18 Aug 1262 (CR, 1261–4, p. 148). This market was presumably transferred to New Winchelsea in 1283.
F (Charter) f+2, Invention of Holy Cross (3 May); feria gr 29 Mar 1209, by K John to John de Gestling (RCh, p. 185b). To be held on his fee at ‘Westwincheles’. This fair may have come into the possession of the men of Winchelsea and consequently may have been transferred to New Winchelsea in 1283, but that is far from certain. Otherwise, the fair ceased in or before 1283.

OTHAM COURT 5588 1058. In Dill hundred, near Hailsham (A. Mawer and F.M. Stenton eds., The Place-Names of Sussex, ii (Cambridge, 1930), p. 437).
F (Prescriptive) vf, Laurence (10 Aug); recorded 1279, held by A of Begeham [Bayham] (QW, p. 756). It was stated that the fair ought to be held by Qu Eleanor, the king's mother, as part of the barony of Aquila.

PAGHAM 4883 975. 1334 Subsidy 22.09. A settlement near Pagham Harbour and distinct from, but associated with, the lost port of Withering, Sussex (q.v.). See Lindsay Fleming, History of Pagham, vol 1 (Ditchling, 1949), esp. pp. 46–8; 53–7; 184–9.
M (Charter) Thurs; mercatum, gr 1 Apr 1204, by K John to archbp of Canterbury (RCh, p. 124b). To be held at the door portus (port or market) of St Thomas of Pagham. In the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries the 'port of Pagham' usually meant Withering, so that the market granted in 1204 was probably at Withering (q.v.).
M (Charter) Mon; gr 1 Jun 1314, by K Edw II to W archbp of Canterbury. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1300–26, p. 274). This market was probably intended for Pagham itself. There is no evidence for this market between the 1370s and 1390s; it is possible that it was not established (Mate, pp. 63–4).
F (Charter) Sun before Ascension of the Lord to Sun after Ascension of the Lord (Easter dep); feria gr 1 Apr 1204, by K John to archbp of Canterbury (RCh, p. 124b).
F (Charter) Mon and Tues in Whit week (Easter dep); gr 1 Jun 1314, by K Edw II to W archbp of Canterbury. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1300–26, p. 274). There is no evidence for this fair between the 1370s and 1390s; it is possible that it was not established (Mate, pp. 63–4).

PARROCK 5451 1348. 1334 Subsidy 51.03.
M (Prescriptive) Sat; recorded 1279, mercatum, held by John de la Parroke (QW, p. 754).
F (Prescriptive) vfm, Trans of Edmund the confessor (9 Jun); feria recorded 1279, held by John de la Parroke (QW, p. 754).

PETWORTH 4977 1218. 1334 Subsidy 168.75. Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 475).
M (Prescriptive) Sat; recorded 1279, mercatum, held by Alienora de Percy. Alienora was holding the town and its liberties by enfeoffment of her late husband Henry de Percy, for the term of her life. She successfully claimed that her husband and his ancestors held the market (QW, p. 754). A market was recorded in 1347–8, 1348–9, 1349, 1349–50 and 1352–3 (L.F. Salzman ed., Minister’s Accounts of the Manor of Petworth, 1347–53 (Sussex Record Society 55, Lewes, 1955), pp. 5, 21, 31, 44, 52, 59, 62, 66).
F (Prescriptive) f+7, Edmund the King (20 Nov); feria recorded 1279, held by Alienora de Percy. Alienora was holding the town and its liberties by enfeoffment of her late husband Henry de Percy, for the term of her life. She successfully claimed that her husband and his ancestors held the fair (QW, p. 754). The fair on the feast of Edmund the King was recorded in 1348–9 and in 1349–50 (L.F. Salzman ed., Minister’s Accounts of the Manor of Petworth, 1347–53 (Sussex Record Society 55, Lewes, 1955), pp. 22, 46).

PEVENSEY 5640 1050. Borough 1066 (BF, p. 171; Darby, p. 367). Mint 1066–1154. Port of Anglo-Saxon Pevensey silted up and a new town was founded in 1207; its site is uncertain (Beresford, p. 495).
M (Charter) Sun; gr 27 Apr 1207, by K John to barons of Pevensey (CChR, 1300–26, pp. 220–21). 1207, Nova Oblata: the barons of Pevensey had a licence to set up a town on the beach between Pevensey and Langney with a Sun market. They owed 40m. (PR, 9 John, p. 41). No income from the market is recorded (Mate, p. 75).
F (Charter) 3+f+3, Natalem John Baptist (29 Aug); gr 27 Apr 1207, by K John to barons of Pevensey (CChR, 1300–26, pp. 220–21). 1207, Nova Oblata: the barons of Pevensey had a licence to set up a town on the beach between Pevensey and Langney with a fair lasting 7 days on the natale of John the Baptist (PR, 9 John, p. 41). Duchy of Lancaster was holding the fair in 1398–9, in the fifteenth century and the 1540s, after which it is not recorded (Mate, p. 75).

PORTSLADE 5255 1063. 1334 Subsidy 47.25.
F (Charter) f, Nicholas (6 Dec); gr 24 Jul 1312, by K Edw II to John de Warenna, earl of Surrey (CChR, 1300–26, p. 194). To be held at the manor.

PRESTON 5320 1060. In the 1334 Lay Subsidy, Preston and Hove were valued together at 60.
M (Letter Close) Tues; mercatum, gr 28 Jun 1226, by K Hen III to R[alph] bp of Chichester, the Chancellor. To be held at the manor until the king came of age (RLC, ii, p. 113b). On 16 Nov 1228, K Hen III granted Ralph, bp of Chichester, a Tues market. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1226–57, p. 87). Bp of Chichester was holding the market in 1279 (QW, p. 759).
M (Charter) Wed; gr 16 Apr 1227, by K Hen III to Ralph, bp of Chichester, the Chancellor (CChR, 1226–57, p. 32). Note on roll: ‘Cancelled. Entered elsewhere. Because he has no market’.
M (Charter) Mon; gr 13 Nov 1307, by K Edw II granted John, bp of Chichester a Mon market. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1300–26, p. 108).
F (Letter Close) vf, Peter and Paul (29 Jun); feria gr 28 Jun 1226, by K Hen III to R[alph] bp of Chichester, the Chancellor. To be held at the manor until the king came of age (RLC, ii, p. 113b). On 16 Apr 1227, K Hen III granted Ralph, bp of Chichester, the Chancellor a fair on vfm Peter and Paul. Note on roll: ‘Cancelled. Entered elsewhere. Because he has no market’ (CChR, 1226–57, p. 32). Fair regranted to Ralph bp of Chichester 16 Nov 1228 (CChR, 1226–57, p. 87). Bp of Chichester was holding the fair in 1279 (QW, p. 759). Granted by K Edw II to John, bp of Chichester on 13 Nov 1307 (CChR, 1300–26, p. 108).

RINGMER 5446 1125. 1334 Subsidy 168.75.
M (Charter) Tues; gr 21 Jul 1283, by K Edw I to John, archbp of Canterbury (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 268). To be held at the manor.
F (Charter) vfm, Assumption (15 Aug); gr 21 Jul 1283, by K Edw I to John, archbp of Canterbury (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 268). To be held at the manor.

ROBERTSBRIDGE 5738 1236. See also VCH Sussex, ix, p. 221.
M (Letter Close) Fri; mercatum, gr 25 Jan 1225, by K Hen III to A of Robertsbridge. To be held until the king came of age (RLC, ii, p. 14). Order to the sh of Sussex to make it known that the market would not be held, 12 Feb 1225 (RLC, ii, p. 16).
M (Grant: other) Mon; gr 9 Jun 1253, by K Hen III to A and C of Robertsbridge. A of Ponte Roberti [Robertsbridge] was holding a market in 1279 (QW, pp. 759–60). Market conf 12 Feb 1465 by K Edw IV to A and C of Robertsbridge. To be held in the town (CPR, 1461–7, p. 408).
F (Letter Close) vfm, Assumption of Mary (15 Aug); feria gr 25 Jan 1225, by K Hen III to A of Robertsbridge (RLC, ii, p. 14). To be held until the king came of age.
F (Grant: other) Exaltation of Holy Cross (14 Sept); gr 9 Jun 1253, by K Hen III to A and C of Robertsbridge (CPR, 1461–7, p. 408). A of Ponte Roberti [Robertsbridge] was holding a fair in 1279 (QW, pp. 759–60). Fair conf 12 Feb 1465 by K Edw IV to A and C of Robertsbridge. To be held at the town. It is not clear on which days the fair was held (CPR, 1461–7, p. 408). After the calendar change, the date of the fair was changed to 25 Sept. It continued into the twentieth century (VCH Sussex, ix, p. 221).

ROCKLAND 5684 1103. Now Rocklands Farm (A. Mawer and F.M. Stenton eds., Place-Names of Sussex (Cambridge, 1930), ii, p. 484). See also VCH Sussex, ix, p. 139.
M (Letter Close) Thurs; mercatum, gr 18 Jun 1226, by K Hen III to A of Bayham (RLC, ii, p. 121). To be held at the manor until the king came of age.
M (Charter) Thurs; gr 6 Mar 1251, by K Hen III to A and C of Bayham (CChR, 1226–57, p. 354). A of Begeham [Bayham] claimed the market in 1279 (QW, p. 756). On 23 Sept 1325, K Edw II granted the petition of the A and C of Bayham to be allowed to enjoy the market, which they had not used since the original grant (CChR, 1300–26, p. 479). VCH provides no further information regarding the market (VCH Sussex, ix, p. 139).
F (Letter Close) vf, John the Baptist (24 Jun); gr 18 Jun 1226, by K Hen III to A of Bayham (RLC, ii, p. 121). To be held at the manor until the king came of age.
F (Charter) vfm, John the Baptist (24 Jun); gr 6 Mar 1251, by K Hen III to A and C of Bayham (CChR, 1226–57, p. 354). A of Begeham [Bayham] claimed the fair in 1279 (QW, p. 756). On 23 Sept 1325, K Edw II granted the petition of the A and C of Bayham to be allowed to enjoy the fair, which they had not used since the original grant (CChR, 1300–26, p. 479). VCH provides no further information regarding the fair (VCH Sussex, ix, p. 139).

ROGATE 4807 1237. 1334 Subsidy 46.53.
F (Charter) vfm, Bartholomew (24 Aug); gr 30 Jan 1268, by K Hen III to Henry Hus and Robert de Rogate, king’s serjeant and their heirs. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 88). In 1279, Henry de Husey and Robert de Rogate were holding the fair (QW, p. 756). On 13 Aug 1326, K Edw II granted that Ralph de Camoys and Elizabeth his wife and John their son, who held the manor, should have the fair (CChR, 1300–26, p. 493). According to VCH, the fair at Rogate became attached to Harting Combe. It was recorded in 1590 (VCH Sussex, iv, p. 25).

ROTHERFIELD 5556 1297. 1334 Subsidy 92.36.
M (Charter) Wed; gr 20 Nov 1318, by K Edw II to Hugh de Audele, the younger and Margaret his wife, the king’s niece and the heirs of the said Margaret (CChR, 1300–26, p. 395). To be held at the manor.
F (Prescriptive) f, Denis (9 Oct); recorded 18 Nov 1376, held by the recently deceased Edward le Despenser, kn (CIPM, xiv, p. 216).

RUDGWICK 5088 1336.
F (Charter) vfm, Holy Trinity (Easter dep); gr 28 Sept 1260, by K Hen III to Alard le Flemming. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 29). Walter de Insula and Florence his wife were holding the fair in 1279 (QW, p. 758).

RYE 5922 1206. Borough 1086 (BF, p. 171). Mint 1135–54. The new borough at ‘Rameslie’ in Domesday Book was probably Rye (Darby, p. 367; Beresford, p. 495). Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 475). Fair 1587, 24 Aug [at Rye and at Beggar’s Bush besides Rye] (Harrison, p. 395). See also VCH Sussex, ix, p. 49.
M (Prescriptive: borough, mint) Wed; recorded 10 Nov 1404, held by mayor and commonalty of Rye (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 427). Market stated to be held at the town by grant of previous kings.
M (Prescriptive: borough, mint) Fri; recorded 10 Nov 1404, held by mayor and commonalty of Rye. Market stated to be held at the town by grant of previous kings. On 10 Nov 1404, K Hen IV granted that a Sat market would be held in lieu of the Fri market (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 427).
F (Prescriptive) Bartholomew (24 Aug); recorded early thirteenth century, held by hospital of St Bartholomew at Rye (VCH Sussex, ix, p. 49).
F (Charter) vfm, Nativity of Mary (8 Sept); gr 13 Feb 1290, by K Edw I to barons of the king’s port of Rye (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 342). On 20 Oct 1305, K Edw I granted at the petition of the barons of Rye that the fair on vfm Nativity of Mary would in future be held on vfm Assumption (15 Aug) (CChR, 1300–26, p. 61). Mate wrongly attributes the grant of 1290 to 1086 (M. Mate, ‘The rise and fall of markets in south east England’, Canadian Journal of History, xxxi (1996), p. 81).

SALEHURST 5749 1242. 1334 Subsidy 41.25.
M (Charter) Wed; gr 14 Jan 1253, by K Hen III to William de Echingham (CChR, 1226–57, p. 416).

SEAFORD 5482 990. Borough 1235 (BF, p. 172). 1334 Subsidy 112.50.
M (Prescriptive: borough) recorded c.1089, held by William, Earl Warenne. About 1089, William Earl Warenne granted the priory of St Pancras, Lewes, rights of pre- emption in wood, flesh and fish in the market at the vill of Seaford preemption of all things after purchase had been made for his own needs (L.F. Salzman ed., The Chartulary of the Priory of St Pancras of Lewes, 2 vols (Sussex Record Society 38, 1932), pp. 7–9). In the Pipe Roll of 1180, under the heading Nova Oblata, the vill of Seaford paid 5m. and owed for 10m. for a market (forum) set back from the shore, where it was accustomed to be (PR, 26 Hen II, p. 31).
F (Letter Close) vfm, James (25 Jul); gr 8 Nov 1301, by K Edw I (CCR, 1296–1302, p. 473). To be held in the king’s town. Mandate to the sh to publically proclaim the fair and cause it to be held.

SELSEY 4856 937. 1334 Subsidy 120. Bishopric from 709x716 to 1087, when the see was transferred to Chichester, Sussex (q.v.). See also Withering, Sussex (q.v.).
F (Grant: other) vfm, Lawrence the Martyr (10 Aug); feria gr 1133, by K Hen I to Bp Seffrid of Chichester (Regesta, ii, no. 1769); conf 22 Feb 1338 by K Edw III to Robert de Stretford, bp of Chichester (CChR, 1327–41, p. 440). To be held on the Isle of Selsey.

SLINDON 4961 1083. 1334 Subsidy 61.52.
M (Charter) Tues; gr 1 Jun 1314, by K Edw II to W archbp of Canterbury. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1300–26, p. 274). There is no evidence for this market between the 1370s and 1390s; it is possible that it was not established (Mate, pp. 63–4).
F (Charter) vf, Assumption of Mary (15 Aug); gr 1 Jun 1314, by K Edw II to W archbp of Canterbury. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1300–26, p. 274). There is no evidence for this fair between the 1370s and 1390s; it is possible that it was not established (Mate, pp. 63–4).

STEYNING 5178 1111. Borough 1066 (BF, p. 172; Darby, p. 367). Mint 1017–1100, possibly also in K Steph’s reign. 1334 Subsidy 49.50. Pre-Conquest royal manor (VCH Sussex, vi, part i, p. 226). It may have succeeded Cissbury, Sussex (q.v.). Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 475). See also VCH Sussex, vi, part i, pp. 234–5, and T.P. Hudson, ‘The origins of Steyning and Bramber, Sussex’, Southern History, 2 (1980), pp. 11–29. Steyning lay just upstream from Bramber, Sussex (q.v.).
M (Prescriptive: borough, mint). There had probably been a market at Steyning since the early eleventh century. The reference to toll at Steyning in 1073, when William de Braose granted the tithe of it to his college at Bramber, indicates active trade (VCH Sussex, vi, part i, p. 234). William de Braose made substantial encroachments on to the rights of the abbey of Fécamp in Steyning, acquiring a share of the tolls and property in the town, and his descendants maintained and increased those claims (Hudson, ‘The origins of Steyning and Bramber’). In 1086, in a plea between William de Braose and the abbey of Fécamp, it was judged that toll throughout the week should belong to the abbey, except for half of that on Saturdays which should go to William, and that ships going to the harbour (portus) at St Cuthman’s [Steyning] should only pay 2d. for each ascent and descent, ‘unless they make another market at William’s castle’ (Regesta 1066–87, no. 146; the castle was at Bramber). In 1279, William de Breuse and the A of Fiscampis [Fécamp] were holding markets on Wed and Sat in the town (QW, p. 760). In 1441–2, Sir John Cornwall, lord of Steyning, alleged that the market was being damaged by that at Broadwater, Sussex (q.v.) (VCH Sussex, vi, part i, p. 234). In the fifteenth century, the As of Syon, successor to the rights of Fécamp abbey, alleged that the market was damaged by that at Tarring, Sussex (q.v.) (Mate, p. 74). In 1586, there was a market twice a week (VCH Sussex, vi, part i, pp. 234–5).
F (Prescriptive) Nativity of Mary (8 Sept); nundinas recorded 1279, held by William de Breuse and the A of Fiscampis [Fécamp] (QW, p. 760). Fair recorded in 1730. After the calendar change in the eighteenth century, the fair survived until the early nineteenth century (VCH Sussex, vi, part i, pp. 234–5).
F (Prescriptive) Michael (29 Sept); nundinas recorded 1279, held by William de Breuse and the A of Fiscampis [Fécamp] (QW, p. 760). Fair recorded in 1730. After the calendar change in the eighteenth century, the fair was still being held in 1855 (VCH Sussex, vi, part i, pp. 234–5).

STORRINGTON 5086 1141. 1334 Subsidy 93.75. Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 475).
M (Charter) Wed; gr 3 Apr 1400, by K Hen IV to Thomas, earl of Arundel (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 394). To be held at the town.
F (Charter) f, Philip and James (1 May); gr 3 Apr 1400, by K Hen IV to Thomas, earl of Arundel (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 394). To be held at the town.
F (Charter) Wed in Whit week (Easter dep), gr 3 Apr 1400, by K Hen IV to Thomas, earl of Arundel (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 394). To be held at the town.
F (Charter) f, Martin in the Winter (11 Nov); gr 3 Apr 1400, by K Hen IV to Thomas, earl of Arundel (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 394). To be held at the town.

TANGMERE 4901 1061. 1334 Subsidy 31.88.
M (Charter) Thurs; gr 1 Jun 1314, by K Edw II to W archbp of Canterbury (CChR, 1300–26, p. 274). There is no evidence for this market between the 1370s and 1390s; it is possible that it was not established (Mate, pp. 63–4).
F (Charter) vf, Andrew (30 Nov); gr 1 Jun 1314, by K Edw II to W archbp of Canterbury. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1300–26, p. 274). There is no evidence for this fair between the 1370s and 1390s; it is possible that it was not established (Mate, pp. 63–4).

UCKFIELD 5472 1214.
M (Grant: other) Wed; mercatum, gr 6 Aug 1220, by K Hen III to archbp of Canterbury. To be held at the manor. He gave one palfrey (C 60/12 m. 3). Nova Oblata: S archbp of Canterbury owed one palfrey (PR, 4 Hen III, p. 69).
F (Charter) f, Invention of the Cross (3 May); gr 10 Dec 1378, by K Ric II to Simon, archbp of Canterbury (CChR, 1341–1417, p. 257). To be held at the town.

WADHURST 5641 1319. In the 1334 Lay Subsidy, Wadhurst and Mayfield, Sussex (q.v.) were valued together at 180.
M (Letter Patent) Sat; gr 8 May 1253, by K Hen III to Boniface [of Savoy], archbp of Canterbury. To be held at Wadehurst' (East Sussex Record Office, P498/3/1).
F (Letter Patent) vfm, Peter and Paul (29 Jun); gr 8 May 1253, by K Hen III to Boniface [of Savoy], archbp of Canterbury. To be held at Wadehurst' (East Sussex Record Office, P498/3/1).

WARTLING 5658 1092. 1334 Subsidy 72.86. See also VCH Sussex, ix, p. 138.
M (Charter) Tues; gr 4 Oct 1337, by K Edw III to Thomas de Hoo, kn (CChR, 1327–41, p. 431); conf 6 May 1391 by K Ric II to Isabella, widow of Thomas de Hoo, kn (CPR, 1388–92, p. 403). To be held at the manor.
F (Charter) vfm, Mary Magdalene (22 Jul); gr 4 Oct 1337, by K Edw III to Thomas de Hoo, kn (CChR, 1327–41, p. 431); conf 6 May 1391 by K Ric II to Isabella, widow of Thomas de Hoo, kn (CPR, 1388–92, p. 403). To be held at the manor.

WATERSFIELD 5010 1155.
M (Charter) Wed; gr 7 Feb 1316, by K Edw II to John bp of Chichester (CChR, 1300–26, p. 306).
F (Charter) vfm, Giles the A (1 Sept); gr 7 Feb 1316, by K Edw II to John bp of Chichester (CChR, 1300–26, p. 306).

WEPHAM 5043 1084. 1334 Subsidy 36.
M (Charter) Wed; gr 22 Nov 1303, by K Edw I to John de Chaumpvent (CChR, 1300–26, p. 39). To be held at the manor.
F (Charter) f+7, George (23 Apr); gr 22 Nov 1303, by K Edw I to John de Chaumpvent (CChR, 1300–26, p. 39). To be held at the manor.

WEST GRINSTEAD 5171 1207. 1334 Subsidy 70.
M (Charter) Mon; gr 1 Mar 1280, by K Edw I to William de Breouse (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 221). To be held at the manor.
F (Charter) vf, George the martyr (23 Apr); gr 1 Mar 1280, by K Edw I to William de Breouse (CChR, 1257–1300, p. 221). To be held at the manor.

WEST TARRING 5131 1041. Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 475). See also VCH Sussex, vi, part i, p. 275.
M (Prescriptive) recorded 1348 (VCH Sussex, vi, part i, p. 275).
M (Charter) Sat; gr 11 Jun 1444, by K Hen VI to men of Tarring. To be held at the town, which lies near the sea, as they have no market (CChR, 1427–1516, p. 40). Market alleged to be detrimental to that at Steyning, Sussex (q.v.) in the fifteenth century (Mate, p. 74). Market fell into disuse by 1724 (VCH Sussex, vi, part i, p. 275).
F (Charter) vf, Matthew (21 Sept); gr 1 Jun 1314, by K Edw II to W archbp of Canterbury. To be held at the manor (CChR, 1300–26, p. 274). There is no evidence for this fair between the 1370s and 1390s (Mate, pp. 63–4).

WESTMESTON 5338 1137.
F (Charter) f, Martin in the Winter (11 Nov); gr 24 Sept 1312, by K Edw II to John de Warenna, earl of Surrey (CChR, 1300–26, p. 194). To be held at the manor.

WILLINGDON 5588 1025. 1334 Subsidy 92.36.
M (Letter Close) gr 8 Nov 1301, by K Edw I (CCR, 1296–1302, p. 473). To be held at the king’s manor. Day of the market not given. Mandate to the sh of Essex [sic] to proclaim the market and cause it to be held.
F (Letter Close) vfm, Assumption (15 Aug); gr 8 Nov 1301, by K Edw I (CCR, 1296–1302, p. 473). To be held at the king’s manor. Mandate to the sh of Essex [sic] to proclaim the fair and cause it to be held.

WINCHELSEA, see New Winchelsea and Old Winchelsea, above.

WISBOROUGH GREEN 5052 1258. 1334 Subsidy 15.
F (Charter) vfm, Peter ad Vincula (1 Aug); gr 28 Apr 1227, by K Hen III to Eustace, archdeacon of Lewes, king’s clerk (CChR, 1226–57, p. 34). Letter close to sh of Sussex regarding the fair, 28 Apr 1227 (RLC, ii, p. 183).

WITHERING 4880 0960. Borough 1427–8 (BF, supplement, p. 64). 1334 Subsidy 5. A lost port at the entrance to Pagham or Selsey harbour (A. Mawer and F.M. Stenton eds., Place-Names of Sussex (Cambridge, 1929) i, p. 96).). See Lindsay Fleming, History of Pagham, vol 1 (Ditchling, 1949), esp. pp. 46–8; 53–7; 184–9. The grid references given are to the entrance to Pagham harbour. See also Pagham and Selsey, Sussex (q.v.).
M (Prescriptive: borough). The market granted in 1204 to be held 'at the port of Pagham' was probably intended for Withering (see Pagham). No further information for the market, which may have been succeeded by a market at Pagham granted in 1314.

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