Merston

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Merston
St Giles' church, Merston - geograph.org.uk - 1543854.jpg
St. Giles Church
Merston is located in West Sussex
Merston
Merston
Location within West Sussex
OS grid referenceSU895028
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townChichester
Postcode districtPO20
PoliceSussex
FireWest Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
West Sussex
50°49′05″N 0°43′51″W / 50.8180°N 0.7308°W / 50.8180; -0.7308Coordinates: 50°49′05″N 0°43′51″W / 50.8180°N 0.7308°W / 50.8180; -0.7308

Merston is a village and parish[1] in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England. It lies just south of the A259 road 2.4 miles (3.9 km) southeast of Chichester. It is in the civil parish of Oving.

History[edit]

Merston was listed in the Domesday Book (1086) in the ancient hundred of Boxgrove as having 16 households, meadows, plough land, and three mills.[2]

In 1861, Merston parish's population was 79, and the parish was 710 acres (290 ha).[1]

RAF Merston[edit]

Nearby was RAF Merston, a World War II airfield.[3] The airfield was in use from 1939 to 1945.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "GENUKI: Merston, Sussex". Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Open Domesday: Merston". Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Merston". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  4. ^ Lee, David (2005). Action Stations Revisited: The Complete History of Britain's Military Airfields. Volume 3: South East England. Manchester, England: Crécy. pp. 224–225. ISBN 9780859791106. |volume= has extra text (help)

External links[edit]

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