Holy Trinity Anglican church
Duncton shown within West Sussex
|Area||8.00 km2 (3.09 sq mi) |
|Population||356  2001 Census|
|– density||44/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|– London||44 miles (71 km) NNE|
|Shire county||West Sussex|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|UK Parliament||Arundel and South Downs|
The parish has a land area of 800 ha (1,977 acres). In the 2001 census 356 people lived in 156 households, of whom 191 were economically active.
The village has an Anglican church, a Roman catholic church and a pub named The Cricketers in honour of two past residents, Jemmy Dean and Jem Broadbridge, who played cricket for Sussex in the nineteenth century. There is a modern village hall and two croquet pitches.
Duncton Mill at the foot of the South Downs escarpment was powered by a large spring flowing from the chalk strata. A stable flow of water at a constant temperature throughout the year is ideal for its present use as a trout hatchery.
Woollen cloth making was an important local industry in the medieval period. Two Duncton clothiers, R Harding and J Goble, left inventories in 1621 and 1622 respectively, with Goble having owned three pairs of finishing shears.
- "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish". West Sussex County Council. Retrieved 12 April 2009.
- Jerrome, Peter (2002). Petworth. From the beginnings to 1660. Petworth: Window Press. p. 14.
- Jerrome, Peter (2002). Petworth. From the beginnings to 1660. Petworth: Window Press. p. 92.
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