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Crowhurst, Sussex

Historical Description

Crowhurst, a parish in Sussex, 2½ miles S of Battle station on the S.E.R. It has a post office under Battle (S.O.); money order and telegraph office. Battle. Acreage, 2168; population, 446. The manor belonged to Harold in the time of Edward the Confessor; was held by Walter de Scotney in the time of Henry III.; and passed to the Pelhams. Remains exist of a manor-house in Late Early English architecture, supposed to have been built by Walter de Scotney. Crowhurst Park was long the seat of the Pelhams, and is now the seat of the Papillon family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester; value, £210 with residence. The church was partly rebuilt in 1794, and is very good. A yew tree in the churchyard is 37 feet in girth at base and 27½ feet at 6 feet from the ground. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a working men's club.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


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Ancient CountySussex 
Ecclesiastical parishCrowhurst St. George 
Poor Law unionBattle 

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