The Market-Houses of Steyning
by Janet Pennington
Notes to Page Three

Pages 1 . 2 . 3 . 4

12 Hudson, 240-1.

13 He is presumably referring to what was to became the 1764 Turnpike Act for the road between Horsham and Steyning, though the improvements were not made for some years.

14 WSRO, Add. Ms. 37,521-2.

15 Hudson, 234, notes three Fairs in Steyning, on 8th September, Michaelmas, and 29th May.

16 HM, Ms. 126A.

17 HM, Ms. 126A.

18 HM, Ms. 126A.

19 J. Pennington, The Chequer Inn, Steyning: Five centuries of innkeeping in a Sussex Market Town, (Lancing: Lancing Press, 1990), 27, notes that in the early 19th century there were 'Girls in the Cage' during the time that soldiers were garrisoned in Steyning during the Napoleonic Wars; in 1815 one man was kept 'in hold' at the Chequer Inn for two days, though quite where he was kept is unknown, hopefully not the cellar; Hudson, 13-14, 238; the former pigeon house of Michelgrove House at Clapham had been converted into a clock-tower some time after 1800. The Duke of Norfolk purchased the estate in 1827 and eventually pulled the house down, when the clock became redundant and was moved to Steyning.

20 WSRO, Add. Ms. 45,501, Bill of Thomas Griffin to Daniel Easton.

21 WSRO, Add. Ms. 45,501, Bill of Thomas Griffin to Daniel Easton.

22 HM, Ms. 126A.

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