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South Malling, Sussex

Historical Description

Malling, South, a parish in Sussex, on the river Ouse, partly within Lewes borough, on the N side of Lewes, and half a mile from Lewes station on the L.B. & S.C.R. Post town, Lewes. Acreage, 2545; population, 743. A collegiate establishment for a dean, a chancellor, a precentor, a penitentiary, a sacristan, and a clerk, all prebendaries, anciently stood here, was given at the dissolution to Sir Thomas Palmer, and came to be represented by a mansion called the Deanery. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester; value, £230 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1628, succeeded one of the 7th century founded by Ceadwalla, king of the West Saxons, was repaired in 1874, and contains an altar-tomb to Sir W. Kemp.

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


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Ancient CountySussex 
Ecclesiastical parishSouth Malling St. Michael 
Poor Law unionLewes 

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