Stedham watermill [now disused] was used for the production of blotting paper, there was also a paper mill at Iping.
Stedham is a wealthy and well-cared for village a couple of kilometres west of Midhurst.
The area around the church in Stedham is particularly attractive, with three things to look out for in particular.
Stedham also has a social club, village hall and a flourishing garden centre off School lane.
The HG Wells story - The Invisible Man - begins with the bandaged invisible man coming to Iping looking for accomodation.
It lies within the civil parish of Stedham with Iping where the 2011 Census population is included, on the A272 road 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west of Midhurst.