East Marden

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East Marden
East Marden Well and Church - geograph.org.uk - 13759.jpg
Church and well
East Marden is located in West Sussex
East Marden
East Marden
Location within West Sussex
OS grid referenceSU807146
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townChichester
Postcode districtPO18
FireWest Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
List of places
West Sussex
50°55′30″N 0°51′11″W / 50.925°N 0.853°W / 50.925; -0.853Coordinates: 50°55′30″N 0°51′11″W / 50.925°N 0.853°W / 50.925; -0.853

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.[2] Its oldest house today dates back to 1728 ( Salzman, 1953). The village, some 100 metres above sea level, is in an area of unusually high rainfall. Its most famous landmark is the thatched well on the village green.[3] The population has remained static for over a century.[4] It is in the civil parish of Compton.


  1. ^ Kelly's Post Office Directory of Sussex, 1867
  2. ^ "Welcome to the website for the Octagon Parish". The Octagon PCC. 2014. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  3. ^ Clark, Ross (28 October 2006). "The wetter, the better". The Telegraph. London. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  4. ^ 1861 Census/63 residents; 1991/60(Genuki)


  • 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

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