Didling

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Didling
Didling St Andrew.jpg
Church of St. Andrew
Didling is located in West Sussex
Didling
Didling
Location within West Sussex
OS grid referenceSU836184
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMidhurst
Postcode districtGU29 0
PoliceSussex
FireWest Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
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UK
England
West Sussex
50°57′34″N 0°48′36″W / 50.95945°N 0.80993°W / 50.95945; -0.80993Coordinates: 50°57′34″N 0°48′36″W / 50.95945°N 0.80993°W / 50.95945; -0.80993

Didling is a tiny village in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England. It lies on the Treyford to Bepton road 3.5 miles (5.7 km) southwest of Midhurst. It is in the civil parish of Elsted and Treyford.

Parish Church[edit]

The c.13th century church of St. Andrew, known as "The Shepherds' Church" sits a little to the south of the village on the northern slope of Didling Hill. The nave and chancel are of plastered rubble with ashlar dressings. The wooden porch is modern. The church has a single bell dated 1587.[1] The church is known for its simplicity and the fact that it has survived the intervening centuries with very little restoration, with that which has taken place having been sympathetic. Without an electricity supply the church is lit by candles.

The church and village seen from Didling Hill

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