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Jevington, Sussex

Historical Description

Jevington, a parish in Sussex, among the South Down Hills, 3 miles NW of Eastbourne, and 3 SW by S of Polegate station on the L.B. & S.C.R. It has a post office under Polegate; money order and telegraph office, Polegate. Acreage, 2395; population of the civil parish, 278; of the ecclesiastical, 237. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester; value, £250 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Devonshire. The church is ancient but good, and has some features which are debateably Saxon or Norman; built into the wall above the inner doorway of the church is an oblong stone slab, found on a stone chest in the church in 1873, and carved in relief with a figure supposed to be that of a Crusader. The church has been thoroughly restored. The Duke of Devonshire is lord of the manor.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySussex 
Ecclesiastical parishJevington St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionEastbourne 

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CountyEast Sussex
RegionSouth East
Postal districtBN26
Post TownPolegate