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St. Lukes

Linch Parish
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Ord Survey grid ref - SU861275
London 43 miles - 69 km
Chichester District of West Sussex
Postcode GU30
phone code 01428
Census returns Linch 1841
Church, St. Luke
Clergy, Linch Parish, list from 1224
Emergency Services archive
Mobile library - times dates - Milland
Mural, St. Lukes
Photos, St. Luke
War Memorial
1867 post office directory
1851 post office directory
Linch Tithe Apportionment transcription
of the Rent-Charge in lieu of Tithes in the Parish of Linch, 1849
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Woodmans Green Farm, Linch
01428 741250

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Linch is a civil parish in West Sussex. It is a small hamlet 3 miles north of Stedham, 5 miles north-west from Midhurst. In the Domesday Book it was called Lince.
It has an 18th century church dedicated to St Luke.
The medieval parish of Linch consisted of 2 parts -
the main settlement was round the church, whose site is now marked by Linch Farm, and extending on to the Downs which rise steeply above it to the south; entirely separate and distant some 7 miles to the north, and stretching northwards for 2 miles to reach the Hampshire border, was the Wealden outlier of the manor, probably corresponding to the 'woodland yielding 10 swine' in 1086.
The parish was never populous:
in 1428 there were only 6 householders plus the rector.
1841 census shows 69 names - - - see returns copy
The population in 1851 was 90.
The population in 1861 was 111.
The population in 1901 was 101.
The population in 1911 was 96.
In the 2001 census there was a population of 78
in 29 households.
War Memorial
No Memorial in the Church of St. Luke but there is a memorial cross that stands on a little green 300 yards north of the turning to Milland. The Memorial includes the small areas of Redford and Wardley.
10 men recorded with Surnames and Christian names only.
click here for more details Linch, Roll Of Honour
A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 4:
The Rape of Chichester [published 1953]

Compass route 93
Milland - Midhurst
Midhurst - Woolbeding - Redford - Milland
via Linch & Budgens
Local travel

June 2013

St Lukes church is shown on the 2 maps below
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Sussex 1610 - Speed
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Sussex 1695 - Morden


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