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ROTTINGDEAN is a parish and village on the seacoast, between Brighton and Newhaven; here are bathing machines; private baths have been established, and many lodging houses have been erected: it is in the Eastern division of the county, Younsmere hundred, Newhaven union, Lewes rape, archdeaconry and rural deanery, and diocese of Chichester, 54 miles fromLondon, 4 east from, and in the county court district of, Brighton. The church of St. Margaret is in the Early Englishstyle and consists of nave, aisle, chancel, and tower with spire. The register dates from 1710. The living is a vicarage,annual value £332, with residence, in the gift of the Earl of Abergavenny, and held by the Rev. Arthur Thomas, M.A., ofTrinity College, Cambridge. This village is noted for its wells, which are empty at high water, and rise as the tide falls. Pebbles of agate and chalcedony are found here, which are cut and polished for bracelets, and called Rottingdean pebbles.The Brighton industrial schools are situate at Warren farm in this parish. The area is 3,639 acres; the population in 1861 was 1,016. [Kelly's Post Office Directory of Essex, Herts, Middlesex, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, 1867.]

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