Kingston-Near-Lewes

KINGSTON-NEAR-LEWES, a parish, in the union of Newhaven, hundred of Swanborough, rape of Lewes, E. division of Sussex, 1½ mile (S. W.) from Lewes; containing 149 inhabitants. The parish is situated near the north-eastern extremity of the South Downs, and partakes of the general character and aspect of that district. It comprises 1652a. 2r. 21p., of which 544 acres are arable, 836 down, and 245 meadow; the surface is varied, and the meadows are watered by numerous brooks. The living is a vicarage, united to that of Ilford, and valued in the king's books at £8. 13. 9. The church is a handsome structure in the decorated English style, with an embattled tower.

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

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