Bosham, West Sussex
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Three centuries later, it was at Bosham that King Canute, tongue in cheek, ordered the waves to cease their movement. Canute's daughter is buried at Holy Trinity parish church, which features a superb 11th-century chancel arch and a Saxon tower.
One of Canute's successors, Harold, set sail from Bosham in 1064 on the voyage which was to eventually cost him his kingdom, after a storm cast him into the hands of William of Normandy.
Today, Bosham remains a popular boating centre, and it retains many charming 17th and 18th-century buildings in the narrow, winding streets and alleys that lead to the harbour. The manor of Bosham House, which may stand on the site of a Saxon house built for Canute, was the home of Henry Hamblin, the popular writer and spiritualist known as the 'Saint of Sussex'.
A mile to the east, in the direction of Chichester, is Fishbourne, site of the largest Roman villa in Britain.
Address: Bosham, West Sussex, England
Attraction Type: Village
Location: Located 3 miles west of Chichester, on the A286
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Fishbourne Roman Palace - 1 miles (Roman Site)
The Novium Museum - 1.4 miles (Museum)
Chichester Cathedral - 1.6 miles (Cathedral)
Pallant House Gallery - 1.6 miles (Museum)
Chichester, St John the Evangelist - 1.7 miles (Historic Church)
Its Time Machine Funtington - 1.9 miles (Museum)
Bosham, Holy Trinity Church - 2.8 miles (Historic Church)
Devil's Humps Barrows - 3.2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
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