Marden, Up (St. Michael)

MARDEN, UP (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of West Bourne, hundred of Westbourne and Singleton, rape of Chichester, W. division of Sussex, 8 miles (N. W.) from Chichester; containing, with the tything of West Marden, 348 inhabitants. The parish is pleasantly situated; and on the downs here, is a telegraph communicating with others on the line between Portsmouth and London. The living is annexed to the vicarage of Compton: the great tithes have been commuted for £103, and the small for £348; the glebe of the vicar consists of 36 acres. The church is partly in the early and partly in the later English style. There was formerly a chapel at West Marden.

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

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