East Marden


East Marden

infobox UK place
country = England
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static_image_caption=Church and Well
latitude= 50.92518
longitude= -0.85301
official_name =East Marden
population =
shire_district= Chichester
shire_county= West Sussex
region= South East England
constituency_westminster= Chichester
post_town=
postcode_district =
postcode_area=
dial_code=
os_grid_reference= SU807146

East Marden is a village on the spur of the South Downs in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England. It is within the civil parish of Marden, West Sussex. It is first mentioned in the Domesday Book as Meredone and was given in 1086 to Roger, Earl of Montgomery. [ Kelly's Post Office Directory of Sussex, 1867 ] . The church, St Peters ( UK Ordance Survey grid reference SU807145), dates from the 12th century and is still used for worship every other Sunday. [http://www.octagon-parishes.org.uk] . It's oldest house today dates back to 1728 ( Salzman, 1953). The village ,some some 300 feet above sea level, is in an area of unusually high rainfall. [ Article in The Daily Telegraph by Ross Clark, 28th October 2007: Title-"The wetter the better" ] Its most famous landmark is the thatched well on the village green. The population has remained static for over a century. [ 1861 Census/63 residents; 1991/60( Genuki)] ----Notes----ReferenceSalzman, L.F (1953,reprinted 1973) A History of the county of West Sussex: The Rape of Chichester pp 107-108 ISBN 071290588X


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