ROGATE is a large parish, in the Western division of the county, Dumpford hundred, Chichester rape, diocese and archdeaconry, Midhurst union, county court district and rural deanery, 4 miles east from Petersfield, and 6 west fromMidhurst, about 5 miles in length, but very irregular in breadth. This manor, though not particularised in the "Domesday Survey," may be taken as part of the manor of Hertinges. In the reign of Edward III. it was held by Ralph de Camois, who obtained a charter for holding; a fair: it was subsequently held, by one Rademel, and in the reign of Henry VIll. it was granted by the Crown to William Earl of Southampton. There are several manors or reputed manors within the parish, one of which, comprising nearly the whole parish. is Wenham, the property of Col. Charles Wyndham. The church of St. Bartholomew is a small and ancient structure. The register commences in 1558. The living is a vicarage, value £212 per annum, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor, and held by the Rev. Henry Haddon Greene, M.A., of Worcester College, Oxford. Here is a private school, supported by the Hon. Mrs. Carnegie. An annual pleasure fair is held on the 27th of September. The seats in the neighbourhood are Rogate Lodge, Fair Oak, and Fyning House. The parish contains 4,873 acres; the population in 1861 was990. [Kelly's Post Office Directory of Essex, Herts, Middlesex, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, 1867.]
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