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Egdean St Bartholomew.jpg
Church of St. Bartholomew
Egdean is located in West Sussex
Egdean shown within West Sussex
OS grid reference SU998199
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Post town Pulborough
Postcode district RH20 1
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West Sussex
50°58′12″N 0°34′46″W / 50.97006°N 0.57955°W / 50.97006; -0.57955Coordinates: 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. It is in the civil parish of Fittleworth

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 Anglican church of St Bartholomew, dating from the 16th century, is in regular use.[3]


  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
  3. ^ "The Church of England". 

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