One of six divisions of the county of Sussex, England, intermediate between a hundred and a shire.
The Sussex equivalent of a "hundred". (MEDIEV-L. Medieval Terms)
An area of jurisdiction in Sussex
A subdivision of SussexOne of five, later six, subdivisions of Sussex, each with its lord and castle.
A rape was a traditional sub-division of the county of Sussex in England. Their origin is unknown, but they appear to predate the Norman Conquest. The Victoria History of the County of Sussex is organised by these divisions.