Denton (St. Leonard)

DENTON (St. Leonard), a parish, in the union of Newhaven, hundred of Bishopstone, rape of Pevensey, E. division of Sussex, l½ mile (N.E.) from Newhaven; containing 120 inhabitants. This parish, which is within the liberty of the duchy of Lancaster, is situated on the river Ouse, and comprises by admeasurement 985 acres, whereof 480 are arable, and 503 down land. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £14. 19. 8., and in the gift of H. W. Bates, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £244, and the glebe comprises l¼ acre, and a house. The church is partly in the early English and partly in the decorated style, with a square embattled tower; it consists of a nave and chancel, and has an ancient and richly sculptured font.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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