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NOTES TO SUSSEX.

what authority I know not, though certainly in (D.B.) "Harditone," no doubt the same place, is mentioned in connection with Racton and Marden. The official designation is still "Racton, R., with Lordington, C." (Clergy List.)—Lordyton, now Lordington, was a parish previous to A.D. 1270, and in Bishop Rede's register is called a rectory, though now only a tithing in the parish of Racton, which is said to have been united with Lordington by Bp. Rich. Praty in 1440. (Dallaway.)

165. Loxwood.—Is a chapelry in the parish of Wisborough Green. The chapel was erected by licence from Bp. Rob. Praty, A.D. 1414. (Cartwright's Dallaway.)

166. Lullington.—This church is "only twenty feet long by twenty broad exterior measure. Some ruins of the west end prove, beyond doubt, that the present building is only the chancel of the original edifice; and tradition says, that it was reduced to its present state in the time of Cromwell." (Horsfield's Suss. I, 329.) The appearance of this apology for a church, with its small wooden bell-turret over the west end, is far from imposing. Its five windows are lancets, long, and much splayed within. Lullington was formerly annexed to Alciston; on which place see the Note.

167. Malling, South.—This place is distinguished as South Mailing, with reference to the Mailings in Kent.—The collegiate church here, dedicated to St. Michael, is said to have been founded by Ceadwalla, king of the West Saxons, who died A.D. 688; though the Archbishops of Canterbury are accounted the modern founders. (Monast. VI, 1470.)

The present church was erected between 1626 and 1628, and consecrated in 1632. (Horsfield's Lewes, II, 169.) At Southeram in this parish, situated about three quarters of a mile south of Cliffe Church, was formerly a chapel. After having been converted into a cottage, every vestige of the ancient building was removed in 1837.

168. Marden.—To a portion of "Meredone" manor belonged "a house in Chichester yielding one penny." (D.B.) Earl Roger possessed four Meredones.

East Marden—Church consists of only a nave. (Dallaway.) East and North Marden alone are mentioned in (Val. Eccl.)

169. Marden, Up..—Is united to Compton. (Clergy List.)—The wall-plate of this church is represented as an example of the E.E. style, bearing the tooth moulding. (Rickman, 122, ed. 1848.)