Marden, West Sussex

Marden is a civil parish in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England. It lies on the South Downs and comprises the villages of North Marden and East Marden.

Marden
Up Marden Ridge - geograph.org.uk - 220759.jpg
Up Marden Ridge
Marden is located in West Sussex
Marden
Marden
Location within West Sussex
Area6.63 km2 (2.56 sq mi) [1]
Population79 [1] 2001 Census
• Density12/km2 (31/sq mi)
OS grid referenceSU804151
• London51 miles (82 km) NE
Civil parish
  • Marden
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCHICHESTER
Postcode districtPO18
Dialling code01243
PoliceSussex
FireWest Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
List of places
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50°55′48″N 0°51′20″W / 50.92987°N 0.85556°W / 50.92987; -0.85556Coordinates: 50°55′48″N 0°51′20″W / 50.92987°N 0.85556°W / 50.92987; -0.85556

CricketEdit

In 1680, lines written in an old bible invite: "All you that do delight in Cricket, come to Marden, pitch your wickets". This is the earliest known reference in cricket history to the wicket.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish" (PDF). West Sussex County Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2009.
  2. ^ Waghorn HT (1906) The Dawn of Cricket, p.3. Electric Press.