Etchingham

ETCHINGHAM, a parish, in the union of Ticehurst, hundred of Henhurst, rape of Hastings, E. division of Sussex, 8 miles (S. by E.) from Lamberhurst; containing 820 inhabitants. The parish comprises 3250 acres, of which 50 are common land or waste; the road from Lewes to Cranbrook passes through it, and it is intersected by the river Rother. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £11, and in the gift of the Trustees of the late W. Cheslow, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £610, and the glebe comprises 14 acres. The church is partly in the decorated and partly in the later English style, with a central tower: in the chancel are nine ancient stalls on each side, with a screen; also several brasses to the memory of the Echyngham family.

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

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