Marden, West Sussex

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Marden
Up Marden Ridge - geograph.org.uk - 220759.jpg
Up Marden Ridge
Marden is located in West Sussex
Marden
Marden
Marden shown within West Sussex
Area 6.63 km2 (2.56 sq mi) [1]
Population 79 [1] 2001 Census
• Density 12/km2 (31/sq mi)
OS grid reference SU804151
• London 51 miles (82 km) NE
Civil parish
  • Marden
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHICHESTER
Postcode district PO18
Dialling code 01243
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
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50°55′48″N 0°51′20″W / 50.92987°N 0.85556°W / 50.92987; -0.85556Coordinates: 50°55′48″N 0°51′20″W / 50.92987°N 0.85556°W / 50.92987; -0.85556

Marden is a civil parish in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England. It lies on the South Downs and comprises the villages of North Marden and East Marden.

In 1680, lines written in an old bible invite: "All you that do delight in Cricket, come to Marden, pitch your wickets". This is the earliest known reference in cricket history to the wicket.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish" (PDF). West Sussex County Council. Retrieved 5 May 2009. 
  2. ^ Waghorn, p. 3.
  3. ^ Leach, John (2007). "From Lads to Lord's; The History of Cricket: 1300 – 1787". Stumpsite. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. 

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