Horsted-Keynes (St. Giles)

HORSTED-KEYNES (St. Giles), a parish, in the union of Cuckfield, hundred of Danehill-Horsted, rape of Pevensey. E. division of Sussex, 6 miles (E. N. E.) from Cuckfield; containing 812 inhabitants. It comprises 4291a. 2r. 5p., of which 1600 acres are arable, 800 pasture, and 1878 woodland. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £13. 6. 8., and in the gift of T. Austen, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £500, and the glebe contains 66 acres. The church has portions in the early and decorated English styles. Dr. Robert Leighton, Archbishop of Glasgow, was buried in the south chancel. There is a place of worship for Baptists at Danehill. A free school was founded, and endowed with an estate and £400, by E. Lightmaker, in 1708. About a mile from the village is a chalybeate spring, called Holy Well.

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

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