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NOTES TO SUSSEX.

Allchorn. (A.D. 1291) "Ecclia de Boxstede cum capella—note, de Ockfelde." They are likewise annexed in (Val. Eccl.), but recently have been severed, and constituted two benefices.—Will. Heron, in his will dated in 1404, directs the hospital, which had been begun by him in Buxted for four or six poor persons, to be completed. (Monast. VI, 776.)

"Hendall, in this parish, has some claims to the notice of the antiquary. It is situated on an elevated spot commanding fine views of the South Downs and surrounding country. On the east is a circular arch with pillars, in good repair." (Horsfield's Suss. I, 366.) Hendall lies north-west of Buxted church, and nearly north of Maresfield.

53. Chailey.—Is "Chaggeleigh" in the (Nonæ Roll). A church of chancel, nave with north and south aisles, south porch, and western tower with shingled spire. The north aisle is a recent addition. The chancel is E.E.; the whole building having been beautifully repaired, restored, and enlarged in that style. The old part, that is, the south aisle, is too much mutilated for any observations. Till the alteration the piscina was used as a cupboard, and the capitals of the side shafts of the windows were loaded with whitewash. The church preserves its old arrangement, except that the south door has been closed, and a string-course added in the interior. The "Free Chapel" of Waningore is mentioned in a document of 31 of K. Edward I (about A.D. 1303). (Horsfield's Suss. I, 225.) The manor of Waningore includes an outlying portion of Chailey parish, to the south, and the site of the chapel is identified by the still existing name of "Chapel Field." See also the account of Allington in the parish of St. John sub castro, Lewes.

54. Chichester.—It is stated, that "in King Edward's time there were in Chichester an hundred houses less by two and a half, and three crofts; of which the revenue was forty-eight shillings and eleven pence. At the period of the Survey the city was in the possession of Earl Roger, and the dwellings contained sixty habitations more than formerly.—In Cicestre civitate T.R.E. erant c pagæ, ii et dimidium minus, et iii croftæ, et reddebant xlix solidos unum denarium minus. Modo est ipsa civitas in mann comitis Rogerii, et sunt in eisdem mansuris lx domus plusquam antea fuerunt, &c." (D.B.) The æcclesia de Cicestre is named casually under Treyford; and another church in Chichester in the same manner in the account of Pagham.—The see was removed from Selsey A.D. 1075 by Stigand, the first