Iden  Sussex


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Iden like this:

IDEN, a parish in Rye district, Sussex; on the river Rother and the Military canal, adjacent to Kent, 2½ miles N of Rye r. station. It has a post office under Rye. Acres, 2, 947. Rea property, £6, 699. Pop., 600. Houses, 131. The property is divided among a few. An ancient residence here, which has disappeared, but the moat of which may still be traced, belonged to the family of Iden, one of whom, Shakspeare's " Gentleman of Kent." killed Jack Cade. ...

The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester. Valne, £753.* Patron, the Rev. John L. Bates. The church is ancient; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower; and was recently in disrepair. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £5.

Iden through time

Iden is now part of Rother district. Click here for graphs and data of how Rother has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Iden itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Iden, in Rother and Sussex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd June 2024

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