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Malcolm Chant

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Aldingbourne is one of the larger parishes in England, about 6 miles long and 2 miles wide, and contains Norton, Nyton, part of Fontwell, Westergate, Woodgate, Lidsey and Aldingbourne.

Aldingbourne, mentioned in the Domesday Book, takes its name from ‘Elda’ a Saxon Chieftain, and means Elda’s home by the stream; it is probable that the Rife which runs up to the back of the Church was originally navigable for Saxon boats. The Bishop’s Palace stood in a large park roughly bounded by Nyton Road and Westergate Street, and included Mill Pond, which was kept well stocked with fish for the clergy.

The Palace was destroyed by Parliamentary Forces in 1642, but the remaining mound is still visible.

It is evident that there were quite a few houses in the vicinity of the Church but after the Black Death in 1359 the people moved away to the next stream, the Rife, which now acts as the boundary between Eastergate and Westergate.

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