DEAN, EAST, a parish, in the union of West Hampnett, hundred of Westbourn and Singleton, rape of Chichester, W. division of Sussex, 8 miles (S. by E.) from Midhurst; containing 433 inhabitants. This parish, the soil of which is fertile, is characterised by an agreeable diversity of scenery, and the village is beautifully situated in a narrow picturesque vale. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £5. 4. 4½.; net income, £86; patron, the Rev. Thomas White Cogan; appropriators, the Dean and Chapter of Chichester. The church is an ancient cruciform structure, in the early English style, with an embattled tower rising from the centre.
Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.