PORTSLADE is the name of an area of the city of
Brighton and Hove
Portslade Village, to the north, nestles in a valley of the South Downs and still retains its rural character with flint buildings, a village green and the small parish church of St Nicolas , which is the second-oldest church in the city, dating from approximately 1150.
Another notable building in the village is
Portslade Manor , one of
the few surviving ruins of a Norman manor. It was built in the 12th
century and is now a
Scheduled Ancient Monument
Portslade-by-Sea, to the south, straddles the small but busy seaport
harbour basin of Shoreham harbour and is the industrial centre of
Portslade is the boundary town with West Sussex and the dividing line is a footpath extending from the seafront up on to the South Downs. The adjacent areas of West Sussex are Southwick and Fishersgate with Fishersgate occurring south of the railway line. Fishersgate has its own railway station and like the Portslade station actually occurs at the boundary.
PORTSLADE IN HISTORY
St Nicolas's in 1851
Portslade has been suggested as being the Roman port NOVUS PORTUS
The old name, Copperas Gap, for Portslade-by-Sea suggests that the coast was used for the production of copperas or green vitriol, a form of ferrous sulphate used extensively in the textile industry. The process took over six years and made use of iron pyrite -rich nodules that could be found in the strata of Sussex greensand stone that emerges at this point in the coast.
A part-finished assembly hall in Portslade became an Odeon Cinema about 1930 when George Coles, one of the Odeon chain's principal architects, adapted the original design.
Portslade-by-Sea was an urban district from the late 19th century to
1974, when it became part of the borough of
PORTSLADE RESIDENTS OF THE 19TH CENTURY
Edward Kenealy at the Tichborne trial
Revd Richard William Enraght (1837–1898) was the Priest in Charge of St Andrew Church, Portslade, from 1871–74. Fr. Enraght's belief in the Church of England's Catholic tradition, his promotion of ritualism in worship, and his writings on Catholic worship and church-state relationships, led him into conflict with the Public Worship Regulation Act 1874 . While serving as Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bordesley, Birmingham in 1880, he paid the maximum price under the Act of prosecution and imprisonment in Warwick Prison. Fr. Enraght became nationally and internationally known as a "prisoner for conscience sake".
In September 2006,
* ^ "NOVVS PORTVS?". Roman-Britain.ORG. 14 June 2005. Retrieved 16
* ^ Enquire Within upon Everything (1939) 119th Edition. "Enraght"
is pronounced as "en-rout".
* ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory (1897)
* ^ R.W. Enraght (1883) My Prosecution.
* ^ F.C. Ewer (1880) Sermon on the Imprisonment of English Priests
for Conscience Sake (Preached in St Ignatius Church, New York, on the
fourth Sunday in Advent, 1880)
* ^ William Pitt McCune. (1964) History of the Confraternity of the
Blessed Sacrament in the United States of America
* ^ "Names on the buses: 905 Rev Richard Enraght".