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Cricketers Pub, Duncton 
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Duncton village and parish is to the south of Petworth at the foot of the South Downs and is on the A285 Chichester road which hairpins out of the village to the summit of the Downs. The parking area near the top of Duncton Hill has panoramic views across the Rother Valley.
There are two churches in Duncton, Anglican and Roman catholic. The Cricketers pub sits in a lay-by off the A285 in the centre of the village. It is named in honour of Jem Broadbridge and Jemmy Dean. Both played cricket for Sussex in the 19th century and were past residents of Duncton. Dean was at one time the landlord of this pub.
There is a school, a modern village hall and the Rother Valley Croquet Club is based here.
Duncton Mill at the foot of the Downs escarpment was powered by a large spring flowing from the chalk. This regular supply of water at a constant temperature throughout the year has proved ideal for its modern use as a trout hatchery.
The 2001 census showed 356 people living in 156 households.

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DUNCTON - Donechitone
Dunnaca's - Old English - - ton - tun - settlement.
Dunnaca's settlement
1851 population was 272
1861 population was 258
2001 population was 356 - 156 households
Village Hall
off A285 Duncton.
contact: Martin Langford
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Duncton Churches
Holy Trinity
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The Rectory, Tillington
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This church is linked with All Hallows, Tillington and
St Mary the Virgin, Up Waltham
Said to have one of the oldest bells, dated 1369

St. Anthony & St. George
Catholic Church
opened August 1869
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The Parish Priest is Fr Peter Newsam
The Presbytery, Angel Street, Petworth
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Olympic Torch
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16 July 2012
The Torch was carried through Duncton
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The Olympic torch passes through Duncton
Olympic torch goes through Duncton
16 July 2012 - - by Jeff Diggines

HMS Duncton
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1890 Duncton
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The Rother Valley Croquet Club based at Duncton.

post code - GU28
phone code - 01798
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Dean, David - bankruptcy 1854
Dunctons famous cricketers
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Willow Cottage

1851 Post office directory, Duncton
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Miscellaneous articles: -
Fire destroys woodland & cutter Nov 2015
Serious collision blocks A285 Oct 2011
Cyclist airlifted from Duncton hill Oct 2011
Fatal collision A285 Duncton Sep 2011
Fatal collision near Duncton Sep 2011
Serious collision A285 Duncton Apr. 2011
Speed limit campaign success Sep 2010
Rave at Duncton Aug 2010
No problems with reservoir levels Jun 2010
Worst drought since 1975 May 2010
Duncton School evacuated Nov.2009
Fatal motorcycle crash, Duncton Aug.2009
Fun at Duncton despite downpour Nov.2008
New Priest for Duncton Aug.2008
Duncton Hill, bus crash Mar.2007

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Duncton CofE Junior School
Willett close, Duncton
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In 1835 James Greenfield and his wife Prudence Powell from Duncton,
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Dunctons Famous Cricketers
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Duncton Chalk Quarry
Example of use of Duncton stone
Duncton Chalk Quarry
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Duncton Hill Lime Kiln

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Duncton Hill Lime Kiln

EMail February 2014
I have been trying to find a photo of Duncton primary school, WW2 victory celebrations in 1946, myself & my brother Bill are in it. I think my mum had one, or I have seen one somewhere. I was telling my daughter about it. It was a fancy dress affair, my brother went as a coal miner, me as a cinema usherette with the luxury of a few dolly mixtures in my tray. I remember army trucks at the parade, which would have been Americans, as they were camped in the rough at Heath End.
The teachers, at that time, would have been Miss Botting headmistress, & Miss Ratcliff, there were only 2 teachers as I remember.
Audrey Clarke
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Public Exhibition held Oct.2012
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William Hopkins Bankruptcy 1884
Farmer & Lime Merchant
London Gazette, 12 Sept.1884
Lime Works, Duncton
Barnetts Farm, East Lavington



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