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East Marden is a very small parish on the Downs. It contains 938 acres and measures about 1½ miles from east to west and about ¾ mile from north to south. A road winding across the parish from North Marden to Stoughton passes through East Marden village from north to south, and another winding from Compton to Chilgrove passes through the village from east to west. A cottage south of the church is dated 1728, and none of the other buildings, including the Manor House, appears to be earlier than this.
The simple single cell church of St Peter’s sits high up in the centre of the tiny village, The western nave part is 12th century with the chancel end being built in the 13th. The bellcote contains 1 bell dated 19th century. The font has a decorative lead lining and is 12th century. The organ is said to have been played by Prince Albert, husband to Queen Victoria.
Church details, together with baptism, marriage, monumental inscription & burial records can be accessed by clicking on the church name.
The OPC Database has no census returns for people residing in this parish yet.
2 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1851 census.
1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.
9 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1871 census.
2 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1881 census.
3 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.
The OPC database contains 10 poll register entries for people entitled to vote in this parish.
There are 26 protestation returns for this parish in the OPC database.
The OPC database contains 1 entry for someone associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.
There are 5 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.
The OPC database contains no postal directory entries for this parish.
1909 Kelly's Directory for East Marden
1911 Kelly's Directory for East Marden
1851 Post Office Directory for East Marden
1882 Kelly's Directory for East Marden
1899 Kelly's Directory for East Marden
1918 Kelly's Directory for East Marden
There are no books about this parish in the Sussex OPC Bibliography.
There are no articles about this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.
There is 1 person from this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Society Members Index.
The OPC database contains no wills of people who lived in this parish.
The OPC database contains no wills that mention this parish.
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