Guildford, or Guildeford, East (St. Mary)

GUILDFORD, or GUILDEFORD, EAST (St. Mary), a parish, in the union and parliamentary borough of Rye, hundred of Goldspur, rape of Hastings, E. division of Sussex, 2½ miles (N. E. by E.) from Rye; containing 127 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the road from Brighton to Dovor, viâ Rye, and bounded on the east by the Kent ditch. It comprises about 2700 acres, lying in Romney-Marsh, and subject to a peculiar mode of tything marsh lands, which, while in pasture, pay only three pence per acre, but when ploughed are open tithe. The living is a discharged rectory, with that of Playden annexed, valued in the king's books at £8. 4. 7.; net income, £450. The tithes of the parish have been commuted for £149.

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

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