infobox UK place
country = England
static_image_caption= Slindon post office
region= South East England
Arundel and South Downs
postcode_district = BN18
Slindon is a small
villageand civil parishin the ArunDistrict of West Sussex, England, nestling in woodlands (much of it belonging to the National Trust) on the southern edge of the South Downs. Slindon lies approximately seven miles north-east of Chichester. The closest postal town is Arundel.
St Mary's 12th century parish church contains a memorial to
Stephen Langton(c1150–1228), the Archbishop of Canterburywho attended the signing of Magna Carta. In the Middle Ages Slindon House (now Slindon College) was the site of one of the Archbishop's residences. In 1330 Thomas de Natindon, who was a legal representative of the Pope, was sent to Slindon to serve a writ on the archbishop [ Peter Jerrome, Petworth. From the beginnings to 1660. The Window Press 2002 p31-32] . His party were not well received by the archbishop's servants who stripped and bound them, then threw cold water over them, apparently with the archbishop's consent. Natindon escaped and was pursued over the hills to Petworthwhere he was caught and held in prison for three days.
Hilaire Belloc(1870–1953) lived in the village.
In the mid-18th century,
Slindon Cricket Clubachieved fame through the excellence of its team which featured Richard Newland(1718–1791), whose memorial is also in the church.
post officewas closed by Royal Mailin 2008, and the nearest post office is at Walberton, Convert|1.9|mi away; the local shop and pub have also closed. [Cite web | url=http://www.news.royalmailgroup.com/news/article.asp?id=2139&brand=Post_Office_network | title=Decisions On The Future Of Post Office Branches In Sussex | publisher= Royal Mail| date=2008-01-29 | accessdate=2008-10-11 ] [Cite web | url=http://www.nickherbert.com/Nick_Herbert_post_offices_are_an_important_public_service_and_must_remain_open.aspx?ArticleID=1493&PageID=73&RefPageID=51 | title=Nick Herbert: post offices are an important public service and must remain open | first=Nick | last=Herbert | authorlink=Nick Herbert | date=2008-12-20 | accessdate=2008-10-11 ] Cite web | url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/portal/main.jhtml?xml=/portal/2008/10/11/ftpumpkinking111.xml | title=The pumpkin king's crowning glory | first=Angela | last=Wintle | work= Telegraph.co.uk| publisher= Telegraph Media Group| date=2008-10-11 | accessdate=2008-10-11 ]
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