Place:Litlington, Sussex, England

Alt namesLitlingtonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Coordinates50.795°N 0.16°E
Located inSussex, England
Also located inEast Sussex, England     (1865 - )
See alsoPevensey Rape, Sussex, Englandrape in which it was located
Longbridge Hundred, Sussex, Englandhundred in which it was located
Eastbourne Rural, Sussex, Englandrural district 1894-1934
Hailsham Rural, Sussex, Englandrural district 1934-1974
Wealden District, East Sussex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
Cuckmere Valley, Sussex, Englandcivil parish into which it merged in 1990
source: Family History Library Catalog

The modern spelling of this parish is Litlington, but as will be shown by the quote from Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer, in the 19th century it was Littlington.

The following description from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72 is provided by the website A Vision of Britain Through Time (University of Portsmouth Department of Geography).

"LITTLINGTON, a parish in Eastbourne [registration] district, Sussex; on the river Cuckmere, 3 miles S of Berwick [railway] station, and 5 WNW of Eastbourne. It has a post office under Lewes. Acres: 893. Real property: £856. Population in 1851: 105; in 1861: 134. Houses: 27. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester. Value: £105. Patrons: the Trustees of the late Rev. T. Scutt. The church is good."
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Litlington is a former parish, but is now a very lightly populated village in the Cuckmere Valley (which has become its Civil Parish) in Sussex, England, focussed 3 miles (4.8 km) ENE of Seaford on the south coast. It is in a roughly square parish of dramatic chalkland that extends down to a natural coastline of pebble beach, Cuckmere Haven.

The village is small and like the rest of the parish, which extends to take in much of the Seven Sisters Country Park, is on the left bank of a narrow valley in the the South Downs National Park. It is downriver followed only by marshes mainly to its side of its road leading to hamlets of Exceat and Westdean but across the narrow road a narrow strip of fertile farmland that ascends rapidly into chalkland grazing.

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