Beachy Head, East Sussex, South-East England
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Bodiam Castle, East Sussex, South-East England
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Beachy Head, East Sussex, South-East England
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Pevensey Castle, East Sussex, South-East England
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Belle Tout Lighthouse, East Sussex, South-East England
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Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, South-East England
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East Sussex

(Suþ Seaxe)
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  • Alfriston Clergy House - (NT)

    Alfriston Clergy House, East Sussex, South-East England

    Historic House

    Alfriston Clergy House is located in Alfriston, Polegate, East Sussex, England.

    South-East England - East Sussex, Alfriston

    Alfriston Clergy House is located in Alfriston, Polegate, East Sussex, England.

    It was the first property to be acquired by the National Trust. It was purchased in 1896 for £10. The house lies adjacent to the Church of St. Andrew.

    The house is a 14th-century Wealden hall house. Although the name reflects the fact that the parish priest and his housekeeper used it, the house was originally built as a farmer's house. It is a very modest property — not at all like the grand rectories that many Church of England clergy occupied by the 19th century. It is a low-ceilinged, two-storey, timber-framed building with a thatched roof. Part of the house was rebuilt in the 17th century. It is commonly said that a detail on a cornice wood carving of an oak leaf may have inspired the National Trust's emblem, but there is no evidence to prove that claim. It has a rare chalk-and-sour-milk floor. Outside, there is a small but well-planted cottage garden, which was designed by Graham Stuart Thomas.



     


  • Anne of Cleves House

    Anne of Cleves House, East Sussex, South-East England

    Historic House

    Anne of Cleves House is a 15th-century timber-framed Wealden hall house on Southover High Street in Lewes, East Sussex, England.

    South-East England - East Sussex, Lewes

    Anne of Cleves House is a 15th-century timber-framed Wealden hall house on Southover High Street in Lewes, East Sussex, England.

    It formed part of Queen Anne's annulment settlement from King Henry VIII in 1541, although she never visited the property. It was restored by the architect Walter Godfrey.

    Owned and operated as a museum by the Sussex Archaeological Society under the operating name "Sussex Past", it is home to wide-ranging collections of furniture and artefacts of Sussex interest. These include one of the best exhibitions on wealden iron-making, including large machinery such as a hammer from Etchingham Forge and cannon-boring apparatus, together with a collection of iron fire backs. The bedroom and kitchen are furnished to resemble their appearance at the time of Cleves's ownership. The house is open to the public and plays host to functions throughout the year, including parties, weddings and small informal concerts.


     


  • Bateman's - (NT)

    Bateman's, East Sussex, South-East England

    Historic House

    Bateman's is a modest Jacobean Wealden sandstone mansion, built in 1634 for a local ironmaster, John Brittan.

    South-East England - East Sussex, Burwash

    Bateman's is a modest Jacobean Wealden sandstone mansion, built in 1634 for a local ironmaster, John Brittan. Six brick columns form a massive central chimneystack above the gabled facades.

    Today, the rooms are left as they were when the Kipling family lived there. Kipling and his wife created interiors that complemented the 17th-century house. The heart of the house is the book-lined study at the top of the stairs, where Kipling worked. He sat at a 17th-century walnut refectory table under the window, and his writing tools, paperweight and pipe are still there.



     


  • Battle Abbey - (EH)

    Battle Abbey, East Sussex, South-East England

    Abbey

    Battle Abbey is a partially ruined abbey complex in the small town of Battle in East Sussex, England.

    South-East England - East Sussex, Battle

    Battle Abbey is a partially ruined abbey complex in the small town of Battle in East Sussex, England. The abbey was built on the scene of the Battle of Hastings, is and dedicated to St. Martin.

    The Grade-I-listed site is now operated by English Heritage as 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield, which includes the abbey buildings and ruins, a visitor centre with a film and exhibition about the battle, audio tours of the battlefield site, and the monks' gatehouse with recovered artifacts. The visitor centre includes a children's discovery room and a café, and there is an outdoor themed playground.

    Explore the atmospheric abbey ruins and stand on the very spot where King Harold is said to have died. We also have a museum, as well as the chance to pause for lunch in our modern café.

    With so much to see and do, and fun events throughout the year, it isn’t surprising this remains one of the most popular visitor attractions in the South East. This is a historic place you cannot afford not to visit.

    Battle of Hastings: Sat 13 & Sun 14 October 2018 (10:00 to 17:00) - Adult: £18.30
    Re-live the atmosphere and tension as over 600 soldiers clash in the re-enactment of the 1066 Battle of Hastings

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  • Beachy Head Lighthouse

    Beachy Head, East Sussex, South-East England

    Lighthouse

    sters.

    Beachy Head is located within the administrative area of Eastbourne Borough Council, which owns the land. The cliff there is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain, rising to 162 metres (531 ft) above sea level. The peak allows views of the South-East Coast from Dungeness in the East, to Selsey Bill in the West. Its height has also made it one of the most notorious suicide spots in the world.

    Note: Please use the GPS coordinates of the car park, we do not want anyone to drive off the cliff following the satnav.

    #autocenter# http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=50.737100&lon=0.243500&z=18&m=b ,,, Car Park [GPS: 50.7371,0.2435] #/#

    #autocenter# http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=50.733773&lon=0.241442&z=17&m=b ,,, The Lighthouse #/#

    South-East England - East Sussex, Eastbourne

    Beachy Head is a chalk headland in Southern England, close to the town of Eastbourne in the county of East Sussex, immediately east of the Seven Sisters.

    Beachy Head is located within the administrative area of Eastbourne Borough Council, which owns the land. The cliff there is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain, rising to 162 metres (531 ft) above sea level. The peak allows views of the South-East Coast from Dungeness in the East, to Selsey Bill in the West. Its height has also made it one of the most notorious suicide spots in the world.

    Note: Please use the GPS coordinates of the car park, we do not want anyone to drive off the cliff following the satnav.