Duncton

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Duncton
Duncton Church, W Sussex.JPG
Holy Trinity Anglican church
Duncton is located in West Sussex
Duncton
Duncton
 Duncton shown within West Sussex
Area  8.00 km2 (3.09 sq mi) [1]
Population 356 [1] 2001 Census
   – density  44/km2 (110/sq mi)
OS grid reference SU960172
   – London  44 miles (71 km) NNE 
Civil parish Duncton
District Chichester
Shire county West Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PETWORTH
Postcode district GU28
Dialling code 01798
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Arundel and South Downs
Website http://www.dunctonpc.org.uk/
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UK
England
West Sussex

Coordinates: 50°56′48″N 0°38′05″W / 50.9467°N 0.63461°W / 50.9467; -0.63461

Duncton is a village and civil parish in the District of Chichester in West Sussex, England located 3 mi (4.8 km) south of Petworth on the A285 road.

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.

To the east of the village on the border with Barlavington civil parish is Burton Park, a stately home now converted into a number of residences.

History[edit]

Remains of a Roman villa, including a hypocaust were discovered in the early 19th century some 140 yards north east of the old church, but were not preserved.[2]

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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish". West Sussex County Council. Retrieved 12 April 2009. 
  2. ^ Jerrome, Peter (2002). Petworth. From the beginnings to 1660. Petworth: Window Press. p. 14. 
  3. ^ Jerrome, Peter (2002). Petworth. From the beginnings to 1660. Petworth: Window Press. p. 92.