Dallington (St. Margaret)
DALLINGTON (St. Margaret), a parish, in the union of Battle, partly in the hundred of Foxearle and Hawksborough, but chiefly in that of Netherfield, rape of Hastings, E. division of Sussex, 6 miles (W. N. W.) from Battle; containing 612 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the road from Battle to Uckfield, and beautifully diversified by hill and dale; it abounds with iron-ore, and several blast-furnaces were formerly in operation for smelting the ore, but the works have been long discontinued. The living is a vicarage endowed with the rectorial tithes, and valued in the king's books at £8; net income, £182; patron, the Earl of Ashburnham. The church is a handsome structure in the later English style, with a square embattled tower surmounted by a spire.