Ford

FORD, a parish, in the hundred of Avisford, rape of Arundel, W. division of Sussex, 5½ miles (S. S. W.) from Arundel; containing 70 inhabitants. It is bounded on the east by the river Arun, and comprises 470 computed acres; the surface is level, and the soil for the greater part rich. The Portsmouth and Arundel canal, commencing from the river Arun, passes through the parish, and is supplied with water from that stream by a steam-engine erected for the purpose. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £9. 6. 8., and in the gift of the Bishop of Chichester: the tithes have been commuted for £235, and the glebe comprises one acre. The church is principally in the decorated English style.

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

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