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78                               BYGONE SUSSEX.
but instead of descending upon that tiny Saxon settlement, we find a track over a hill of lower range, and after a time we see across the fields the church of Lullington, and are quickly at it. There is an ample churchyard, but the tomb­stones are very few. As the church door is fastened, we seek the key, and find it in the keeping of a cottager close by. The entrance may be described as a second-hand barn-door, and it opens into a room that is said to be sixteen feet square. The description appears to be accurate. On the wall in front the Creed and the Commandments are painted in fading colours. To the right and in the corner is the pulpit; to the left is the space allotted for the choir. To the right of the entrance door stands a plain but massive font; to the left is a verv small stove let into the wall. That is all. We return to the churchyard, and look again at the outside. The edifice is a single square tower, surmounted by what looks like a wooden belfrey, ornamented with a weather-vane. In the wall by the door is a tablet to the memory of a former rector, but Time's effacing finger has made most of the laudatory epitaph illegible. Close by, and jut­ting out from the wall, is a low ruined wall,
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