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DUNCTON is a parish, on the road from Petworth to Chichester, 3 and a half miles south from Petworth, and 11 north-east from Chichester, in the Western division of the county, Sutton union, Petworth county court district, Rotherbridge hundred, rape of Arundel, diocese and archdeaconry of Chichester, and rural deanery of Midhurst. In the reign of Edward the Confessor it was held of the Crown by allodial tenure; after the Conquest it became the property of Earl Montgomery; like the honour of Petworth it became the property of the Crown on the defection of Montgomery, and was bestowed with that manor by Adeliza, widow of Henry I., on Joceline her brother, from whom it has descended through the Percies to its present owner, Lord Leconfield. The church (name unknown) is very small: it consists of nave, chancel (divided by a modern screen), small gallery, shingle spire, and 2 bells. A new church is in course of erection to supersede the old one. The register commences in 1680. The living is a rectory, value £510 per annum, in the gift of Lord Leconfield, and held by the Rev. John New, B.A. of St. John's College, Oxford. The area is 1,324 acres and the population in 1861 was 258 [Kelly's Post Office Directory of Essex, Herts, Middlesex, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, 1867.]


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