Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for NINFIELD, or Ninefield

NINFIELD, or Ninefield, a village, a parish, and a hundred, in Sussex. The village stands on a hill 3¾ miles S W of Battle r. station; commands a charming view over the coast and the English channel, from Battle and Fairlight to Eastbourne; and has a post-office under Battle. The parish comprises 2, 554 acres, and is in Hailsham district. Real property, £2, 634. Pop., 587. Houses, 116. The property is subdivided. Standard hill is the highest ground in the parish, and took its name from being the spot on which William the Conqueror planted his standard after the battle of Hastings. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £435. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury. The church consists of nave and chancel, with a low tower; and is good. There is a national school. The hundred contains also two other parishes, and is in the rape of Hastings. Acres, 7, 946. Pop. in 1851, 2, 207. Houses, 370.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

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Feature Description: "a village, a parish, and a hundred"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Ninfield AP/CP       Ninfield Hundred       Sussex AncC
Place: Ninfield

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