Trotton with Chithurst

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Trotton with Chithurst
Chithurst Church2.JPG
St. Mary at Chithurst
Trotton with Chithurst is located in West Sussex
Trotton with Chithurst
Trotton with Chithurst
 Trotton with Chithurst shown within West Sussex
Area  7.68 km2 (2.97 sq mi) [1]
Population 328 [1] 2001 Census
   – density  43/km2 (110/sq mi)
OS grid reference SU836225
   – London  46 miles (74 km) NE 
Civil parish Trotton with Chithurst
District Chichester
Shire county West Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PETERSFIELD
Postcode district GU31
Dialling code 01730
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Chichester
Website http://www.trotton.org.uk/
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Coordinates: 50°59′45″N 0°48′35″W / 50.995893°N 0.809682°W / 50.995893; -0.809682

Trotton with Chithurst is a civil parish in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England. Trotton is on the A272 road ten kilometres (7 miles) west of Midhurst. Chithurst is about one mile (2 km) north west of Trotton. The parish also contains the hamlet of Dumpford.

In the 2001 census the parish covered 7.7 square kilometres (3.0 sq mi) and had 129 households with a total population of 328. 160 residents were economically active.[1]

Trotton[edit]

The village of Trotton is home to St. George's Church, an Anglican church dating to around 1230.[2] The church is used by the British Orthodox Church once a month. The River Rother crosses the A272 at a bridge near the church.

The author Thomas Otway was born in Trotton in 1652.

Chithurst[edit]

The village of Chithurst contains St. Mary's Church and Cittaviveka, the Chithurst Buddhist Monastery, which is a Buddhist monastery located in Chithurst, which was founded by Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Sumedho.

The church dates to the 11th century[3] It is one of the smallest recorded in Taylor & Taylor's Anglo-Saxon Architecture and exhibits Saxon features in the proportions, the thinness of the walls, a splayed window in the south chancel wall, long-and-short work quoins with large shaped stones, and some herringbone work in the stone rubble masonry of the walls. It consists of nave and chancel which show these signs of construction in the Anglo-Saxon era, later west porch and bell turret.

Dumpford[edit]

The centre of Dumpford

Dumpford is a hamlet located on a minor road between Trotton and Elsted railway station, and also the name of an historic Hundred.[4] It contains one hotel, a sewage works and Terwick watermill.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish". West Sussex County Council. Retrieved 24 May 2009. 
  2. ^ Chatterton-Newman, Roger (1991). Betwixt Petersfield and Midhurst. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 0-906520-94-0. 
  3. ^ Salzman, L. F. (ed) (1953). "A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 4: The Rape of Chichester. Chithurst". Victoria County History of Sussex. British History Online. pp. 4–6. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Details
  5. ^ Sussex Mills site

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