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Didling
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Didling is a tiny village in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England, 3.5 miles [5.7km] southwest of Midhurst.
It lies on Bugshill Lane, the very narrow Cocking to Harting road, running along the base of the Downs.
Sitting below Didling Hill, the land falls abruptly from 700 ft. on this hill to 260 ft. at the village, in the centre of the parish, and to less than 150 ft. in the north. Didling was a separate parish until 1933 when by a West Sussex Review Order the civil parish was added to Treyford.
 
Didling is home to the "Shepherds Church"...St. Andrews.
 
St. Andrews
 

 
 
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St. Andrews, The Shepherds Church
This little church is almost entirely early English, dating from the first part of the 13th century, although undoubtedly stands on far more ancient foundations

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Post Office Directory, Didling 1851 came under Elsted
Didling was shown as 3 farmers:-
Robert Aylwin, farmer
John Carpenter, farmer
Benjamin Challen, farmer


Post Office Directory, Didling 1867
Didling is a small parish, about 4 miles from Midhurst, in the Western division of the county, hundred of Dumpford, union, county court district and rural deanery of Midhurst, rape, diocese and archdeaconry of Chichester. The manor was originally held by the Earl of Arundel, it afterwards passed to the Camois family, to whom succeeded the Lewknors. Lord Spencer purchased it in 1807, and it is now the property of Lord Leconfield. The church of St. Andrew [now disused] is a small and curious specimen of the Early Pointed style, with a very remarkable rude oak porch and screen. The registers are included in Treyford. The living is a vicarage, united to Treyford, but both now annexed to Elsted, joint annual value £331, in the gift of the Rev. L. Vernon Harcourt and the Honourable Mrs. Vernon Harcourt, as lessees of the Dean and Chapter of Chichester, and held by the Rev. William Downes Willis M.A., of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.
The population in 1861 was 85, the acreage is 814.

Parish Clerk, Peter Parsons.
 
Letters received through Petersfield. The nearest money order office is at Midhurst
 
Charles Aylwin, farmer
Robert Aylwin [Mrs.], farmer
Job Challen, farmer, Manor farm
Benjamin Russell


 
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