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Plumpton, Sussex

Historical Description

Plumpton, a village and a parish in Sussex. The village stands under the South Downs, with a station on the L.B. & S.C.R., 45 miles from London, and 4½ NW by W of Lewes. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Lewes. Acreage of parish, 2450; population, 468. There is a parish council of five members. The manor and much of the land belong to the Earl of Chichester. Plumpton Place, an old moated house, was the seat of the Mascalls, one of whom is said, in the time of Henry VIII., to have introduced the carp to England from the Danube, as well as the golden pippin apple. Plumpton Plains command a very fine view. Race meetings are held annually. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester; net value, £210 with residence. The church has a tower and spire, and, with the chancel, has been restored. A new church and churchyard for the N end of the parish was consecrated in 1893.

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


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Ancient CountySussex 
Poor Law unionChailey 

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CountyEast Sussex
RegionSouth East
Postal districtBN7
Post TownLewes