Linch

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Linch
St Luke's Church, Woodmansgreen, Linch (Geograph Image 2450113 16284f22).jpg
Linch is located in West Sussex
Linch
Linch
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
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLIPHOOK
Postcode districtGU30
Dialling code01428
PoliceSussex
FireWest Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
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.

History[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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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