East Marden

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East Marden
East Marden Church.jpg
Church and Well
East Marden is located in West Sussex
East Marden
East Marden
 East Marden shown within West Sussex
OS grid reference SU807146
District Chichester
Shire county West Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Chichester
List of places
UK
England
West Sussex

Coordinates: 50°55′31″N 0°51′11″W / 50.92518°N 0.85301°W / 50.92518; -0.85301

East Marden is a village on the spur of the South Downs in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England. It is within the civil parish of Marden, West Sussex. It is first mentioned in the Domesday Book as Meredone and was given in 1086 to Roger, Earl of Montgomery.[1] The church, St Peters (UK Ordnance Survey grid reference SU807145), dates from the 12th century and is still used for worship every other Sunday.[1]. Its oldest house today dates back to 1728 ( Salzman, 1953). The village, some 300 feet above sea level, is in an area of unusually high rainfall.[2] Its most famous landmark is the thatched well on the village green. The population has remained static for over a century.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kelly's Post Office Directory of Sussex, 1867
  2. ^ Article in The Daily Telegraph by Ross Clark, 28 October 2007: Title-"The wetter the better"
  3. ^ 1861 Census/63 residents; 1991/60(Genuki)

References[edit]

  • Salzman, L.F (1953,reprinted 1973) A History of the county of West Sussex: The Rape of Chichester, pp 107–108 ISBN 0-7129-0588-X

External links[edit]

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