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Southease, Sussex

Historical Description

Southease, a parish in Sussex, on the river Ouse, 3 miles from Newhaven station on the L.B. & S.C.R., and 3½ S of Lewes. Post town, Lewes; money order and telegraph office, Newhaven. Acreage, 850; population, 66. An iron swing bridge was erected over the Ouse in 1880. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester; gross value, £210 with residence. The church is ancient and Norman, but probably built on the site of a still more ancient structure. There is a stone arch in the S wall of the chancel, which has been blocked up and a window inserted, also the foundation of a chantry with "corner" stone outside the N wall of chancel; at the W end is a round belfry tower which existed before the present nave and chancel were built. It has a shingled spire. The church was repaired in 1881.

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


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Ancient CountySussex 
Poor Law unionNewhaven 

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CountyEast Sussex
RegionSouth East
Postal districtBN7
Post TownLewes