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St Luke's Church, Woodmansgreen, Linch (Geograph Image 2450113 16284f22).jpg
Linch is located in West Sussex
Location within West Sussex
Area3.44 km2 (1.33 sq mi) [1]
Population78 [1] 2001 Census
• Density23/km2 (60/sq mi)
OS grid referenceSU861275
• London43 miles (69 km) NE
Civil parish
  • Linch
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLIPHOOK
Postcode districtGU30
Dialling code01428
FireWest Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
List of places
West Sussex
51°02′26″N 0°46′19″W / 51.04065°N 0.77201°W / 51.04065; -0.77201Coordinates: 51°02′26″N 0°46′19″W / 51.04065°N 0.77201°W / 51.04065; -0.77201

Linch is an Anglican parish,[2] and a loose collection of hamlets that make up the civil parish of the same name in the Chichester District of West Sussex, England, 5 miles (8.0 km) northwest of Midhurst. It has an eighteenth-century church dedicated to St Luke.


Norman period[edit]

Linch (Lince) was listed in the Domesday Book (1086) in the ancient hundred of Easebourne as having 14 households: seven villagers, five smallholders and two slaves; with woodland, meadows, ploughing land and a church, it had a value to the lord of the manor, Robert, son of Theobald, of £5.[3]

19th century[edit]

In 1861, the parish area was 1,220 acres (490 ha), described as "chiefly waste or woodland", and a population of 111.[2]

21st century[edit]

In the 2001 census there were 29 households in the civil parish with a total population of 78 of whom 40 were economically active.[1]

Parish church[edit]

According to Kelly's Directory of 1867, the parish church of St Luke was built around 1700. It contains an unusual stained glass window of much earlier date; the stone church is otherwise plain.[2]

Hollycombe Steam Collection[edit]

The Hollycombe Steam Collection is in the parish.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish" (PDF). West Sussex County Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2009.
  2. ^ a b c "GENUKI: Linch". Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Open Domesday: Linch". Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  4. ^ Brian Gooding (11 December 2003). "Obituary: John Baldock". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 June 2019.

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