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Directory: 1905 Kelly's Directory.

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Name: Ovingdean.

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OVINGDEAN is a parish 3½ miles east from Brighton and 53 from London, in the Mid division of the county, Younsmere hundred, Lewes rape and petty sessional division, Newhaven union, Brighton county court district, rural deanery of Lewes (first division), Lewes archdeaconry and diocese of Chichester. The church (St. Wulfran) is an ancient structure of flint with stone dressings, chiefly of the Norman period, and has a tower containing one bell: all the windows are stained: the church was restored and reseated in 1867, and has 125 sittings. The register dates from the year 1705. The living is a rectory, net yearly value £260, with residence and 1½ acres of glebe, in the gift of and held since 1889 by the Rev. Frederic West Anderson M.A. of St Peter’s College, Cambridge. The trustees of the late Frederick Charsley esq. and Steyning Beard esq. of Rottingdean are the principal landowners. The soil is chalky. The chief crops are wheat, oats, barley, and some land in pasture. The area is 1,630 acres, of which upwards of 600 acres are downs; rateable value, £2,889; the population in the year 1901 was 250.

Parish Clerk, James Murrell.

Letters by foot post through Brighton arrive at 8 a.m. & 1 & 6 p.m. Wall Letter Box in the village, cleared at 7 a.m. & 1 & 6.40 p.m.; on Sundays, 11.15 a.m. Rottingdean is the nearest money order & telegraph office.

Public Elementary School (mixed), built in 1873, for 42 children; average attendance, 18; Miss Genner, mist.

Rev. Frederick West Anderson M.A., (Rector) of Rectory.

Arthur Carey.

William Arthur Cowley of The Grange.

Wm. Arthur Cowley, Farmer of The Grange.

Charles Hemming.

Silas Holford, Farmer of New House Farm.

Charles J. King.

John Longwill, Farmer.

William Nicholls.

Rev. Frederic William Stephen Price M.A., (Clergyman) of Ovingdean Hall.

Rev. Frederic William Stephen Price, Young Gentleman's School of Ovingdean Hall.

Albert Read, Farmer of Red Hill Farm.

William Saunders, Blacksmith.

Wm. John Wright, Farmer of Race Hill.

Other People Mentioned

Steyning Beard, Landowner (deceased) of Rottingdean.

Frederick Charlesly, Landowner (deceased).

Miss - Genner, Mistress of Public Elementary School.

James Murrell, Parish Clerk.

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