Egdean

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Egdean
Egdean St Bartholomew.jpg
Church of St. Bartholomew
Egdean is located in West Sussex
Egdean
Egdean
 Egdean shown within West Sussex
OS grid reference SU998199
Civil parish Petworth
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 Arundel and South Downs
List of places
UK
England
West Sussex

Coordinates: 50°58′12″N 0°34′46″W / 50.97006°N 0.57955°W / 50.97006; -0.57955

Egdean, (pronounced Egg-deen) is a tiny village in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England. It lies just off the A283 road 1.7 miles (2.8 km) southeast of Petworth.

In earlier centuries a horse fair was held at Egdean. It was one of the last occasions on which the 3rd Earl of Egremont was seen out in public before he died in 1837.[1] The earl gave a £20 prize for the best three year old colt or filly.[2]

The church of St Bartholomew, dating from the 16th century, is well supported, with a family service every month.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sheila Haines and Leigh Lawson, Poor Cottages & Proud Palaces. The life and work of the Reverend Thomas Sockett of Petworth 1777-1859 The Hastings Press 2007 ISBN 978-1-904109-16-7 p191
  2. ^ Sussex Agricultural Press The library of agricultural and horticultural knowledge 1830 p274-5

External links[edit]

Media related to Egdean at Wikimedia Commons