|Area||3.44 km2 (1.33 sq mi) |
|Population||78  2001 Census|
|• Density||23/km2 (60/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||43 miles (69 km) NE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
Linch is an Anglican parish, 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.
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.
In 1861, the parish area was 1,220 acres (490 ha), described as "chiefly waste or woodland", and a population of 111.
In the 2001 census there were 29 households in the civil parish with a total population of 78 of whom 40 were economically active.
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.
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- "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.
- "GENUKI: Linch". Retrieved 22 June 2019.
- "Open Domesday: Linch". Retrieved 22 June 2019.
- Brian Gooding (11 December 2003). "Obituary: John Baldock". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
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