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Laughton, Sussex

Historical Description

Laughton, a village and a parish in Sussex. The village stands 4½ miles from Berwick station on the L.B. & S.C.R., and 6 ENE of Lewes. It has a post and money order office-under Shortgate; telegraph office, Ringmer. Acreage of parish, 5170; population, 723. The manor belongs to the Earl of Cbichester, and includes nearly the whole of the six parishes of Shiplake hundred. Laughton Place has belonged to the-Pelhams since the beginning of the 15th century, was built in 1534, and is now a farmhouse. The moat encircles about 3 acres. Laughton Lodge is the seat of the Duke family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester; gross value, £206 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Chichester. The church consists of nave and chancel, in good condition, and was the burial-place of the Pelham family.

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


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Ancient CountySussex 
Poor Law unionHailsham 

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CountyEast Sussex
RegionSouth East
Postal districtBN8
Post TownLewes