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Ninfield or Ninefield, Sussex

Historical Description

Ninfield or Ninefield, a village and a parish in Sussex. The village stands on a hill 3½ miles SW of Battle, and 4 from Bexhill station on the L.B. & S.E.R., and commands a charming view over the coast and the English Channel, from Battle and Faillight to Eastbourne. It has a post office under Battle; money order and telegraph office, Catsfield. Acreage of the civil parish, 2619; population, 773; of the ecclesiastical, 621. Standard Hill is the highest ground in the parish, and took its name from being the spot on which William the Conqueror planted his standard after the Battle of Hastings. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester; value, £220 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury. The church consists of nave and chancel, with a low tower, and is good; it was restored in 1885.

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


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Ancient CountySussex 
Ecclesiastical parishNinfield St. Mary 
Poor Law unionHailsham 

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