TORTINGTON is a parish, in the Western division of the county, Avisford hundred, rape, county court district and rural deanery of Arundel, East Preston incorporation, diocese and archdeaconry of Chichester, 2 miles south-west from Arundel, near Ford railway station. The church is of Norman architecture, and consists of nave and chancel; it has 1 bell. The living is a vicarage, value £175 per annum, in the gift of the Duke of Norfolk, and held by the Rev. Richard FrancisTompkins, B.A., of St. John's College, Cambridge. The parish is bounded on the east by the river Arun. A priory of Augustine canons, dedicated in honour of St. Mary Magdalen, was founded by the Lady Hadwisa Corbet before the reign of John, which at the Dissolution possessed a revenue of £101 4s. 1d. The principal landowners are the Duke of Norfolk and Joseph Montefiore, Esq. The number of acres is 1,131: the population in 1861 was 112. [Kelly's Post Office Directory of Essex, Herts, Middlesex, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, 1867.]
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