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Linch, Sussex

Historical Description

Linch or Lynch, a parish in Sussex, 4½ miles N by W of Midhurst station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Midhnrst. Acreage, 850; population of the civil parish, 98; of the ecclesiastical, 290. The manor was known at Domesday as Lince, belonged then to Mr Ulric, passed to Viscount Montague, afterwards to Mr W. S. Poyntz, and belongs now to the Earl of Egmont. A detached tract, called Linch Farm and Cottages, lies near Bepton, and has been added to the parish of Bepton. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester; value, £110 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Egmont. The church is a plain building, mainly of about the year 1700, and was restored in 1886. There is a village club, with reading-room and a small library.

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


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Ancient CountySussex 
Poor Law unionMidhurst 

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