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Iford, Sussex

Historical Description

Iford, a parish in Sussex, near the river Ouse, under the Downs, 2 miles S by W of Lewes station on the L.B. & S.C.R. It has a post office under Lewes; money order and telegraph office, Lewes. Acreage, 2200; population of the civil parish, 183; of the ecclesiastical, 300. The great tithes belong to the Eossiters. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Kingston-near-Lewes, in the diocese of Chichester; value, £315 with residence. The church is Norman and Early English, has been restored, and has a low square central tower, with shingled spire. Swanborough, half a mile NWof the church, is an old farmhouse, with considerable remains of Early English and Early Perpendicular architecture; includes a quondam chapel, and was a grange of the priory of St Pancras, Lewes. The manor house and Oatlands are chief residences.

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


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Ancient CountySussex 
Ecclesiastical parishIford St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionNewhaven 

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CountyEast Sussex
RegionSouth East
Postal districtBN7
Post TownLewes