Dallington, Sussex Genealogy

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Parish History

Dallington St Margaret is an Ancient parish in Sussex.

DALLINGTON (St. Margaret), a parish, in theunion of Battle, partly in the hundred of Foxearleand Hawksborough, but chiefly in that of Netherfield, rape of Hastings, E. division of Sussex, 6 miles(W. N. W.) from Battle; containing 612 inhabitants.The parish is situated on the road from Battle to Uckfield, and beautifully diversified by hill and dale; it abounds with iron-ore, and several blast-furnaces were formerly in operation for smelting the ore, but the works have been long discontinued. The living is a vicarage endowed with the rectorial tithes, and valued in the king's books at £8; net income, £182; patron, the Earl of Ashburnham. The church is a handsome structure in the later English style, with a square embattled tower surmounted by a spire.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 1-4. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50912 Date accessed: 01 May 2011.


Civil Registration

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Probate records

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