What is Sussex?

  • (noun): A former Anglo-Saxon kingdom in southern England on the English Channel; was captured by Wessex in the 9th century.


Sussex ( /ˈsʌsɨks/; abbreviated Sx), from the Old English Sūþsēaxe ('South Saxons'), is an historic county in South East England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex. Clockwise, it is bounded to the west by Hampshire; north by Surrey, north-east by Kent, south by the English Channel and is divided for local government into West Sussex and East Sussex and the city of Brighton and Hove. Brighton and Hove was created as a unitary authority in 1997, and was granted City status in 2000. Until then, Chichester had been Sussex's only city.

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Hugh Wyatt
... November 1933) was the Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex from 1999 to 2008 ... He served in the Royal Sussex Regiment from 1952-54 before going on to the London School of Printing ... He is heavily involved in Sussex affairs, for example as Chairman of the Chichester Cathedral Council Patron of the Chichester Cathedral Restoration Development Trust and ...
Ashurst Wood
... Ashurst Wood is a village and civil parish in the Mid Sussex district of West Sussex, within the historic county of Sussex, England ... The village is in the Mid Sussex district of the county, and has a parish population of 1,771 ...
High Sheriff Of West Sussex
... The High Sheriff of West Sussex is annually appointed as the sovereign's representative in West Sussex county for all matters relating to the judiciary and the maintenance of law and order ...
Sussex County Cricket Club
... Sussex County Cricket Club is the oldest of the 18 major county clubs which make up the English and Welsh domestic cricket structure, representing the historic county of Sussex ... as a successor to Brighton Cricket Club which was a representative of the county of Sussex as a whole ... Its limited overs team is called the Sussex Sharks ...