Itchingfield, or Hitchingfelt (St. Nicholas)

ITCHINGFIELD, or Hitchingfelt (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union of Horsham, hundred of East Easwrith, rape of Bramber, W. division of Sussex, 3¼ miles (W. S. W.) from Horsham; containing 357 inhabitants. The parish comprises by computation 2300 acres, of which about 600 are wood, and the remainder, with the exception of a few acres of pasture, arable land in a profitable state of cultivation. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £8, and in the gift of the Cartwright family: the tithes have been commuted for £390, and there are 76 acres of glebe. The church consists of a nave, with a low tower at the west end. A school is supported partly by the interest of £400 bequeathed by Mrs. Elizabeth Merlott; and there are several other small bequests.

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

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