- East Dean, West Sussex
infobox UK place
country = England
static_image_caption=East Dean pond
official_name =East Dean
region= South East England
East Dean is a
villageand civil parishin the District of Chichester in West Sussex, Englandlocated 9 kilometres (6 miles) north east of Chichesteron a narrow road between Singleton on the A286 and Upwalthamon the A285 road.
The village set in a valley in the
South Downshas an Anglicanparish church dedicated to All Saints, and a nonconformist chapel. The village hall was formerly the school and bears the date 1782. There is one pub, "The Star and Garter". The church, the pub and most of the houses are built of flint, usually with brick quoins and window dressings. A fire in 1852 destroyed eight houses and several barns, leaving others damaged. Slateroofs replaced the thatchon some of these. The pond is considered to be the source of the River Lavant. The Monarch's Waylong-distance footpath crosses the parish on the downs to the south of the village.
The parish has a land area of 1663.5 hectares (4109 acres). In the 2001 census 217 people lived in 102 households, of whom 107 were economically active.
Christopher Frylived in the village [ [http://lib.rochester.edu/camelot/intrvws/fry.htm Interview with Christopher Fry] ] in later life and died in Chichesteron 30 June 2005 from natural causes.
Flint tools from the
stone agecan often be found on the downs and there are a number of bronze ageround barrows in the parish. The outline of celtic fields can still be seen on Court Hill north of the village. Roman pottery and coins have been found in the village.
East Dean also have a football team, founded in 1880, that plays in the West Sussex premier league.
* [http://www.webteams.co.uk/Home.aspx?team=eastdean East Dean football club]
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