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East Sussex - Iron
have named this area in East Sussex, Iron Country because
until the early 19th century a large variety of iron
implements were manufactured in forges within this location.
The earliest record of iron manufacture, is the Roman
forge which was discovered at Stonegate during the 1970's.
Firehills and Rother
think of this area as Firehills and Rother Levels because
the area in general is influenced by the river Rother
and its tributaries, the cliffs along the coast from
Fairlight to Hastings are known as the Firehills, due
to the number of fires started in the gorse
during the summer months.
Inland Hills to the
The Inland Hills to Pevensey Levels
name came because it runs down from the line of hills from
towards the flat marshy land at Pevensey. The area mostly
consists of small villages, with many ancient churches,
and a few small towns with interesting history.
High Weald and
The High Weald and Oast Houses
area lies from the Sussex Borders into Kent. This area was in the forest of Andreasweald, and there
are many Oast houses locally, which were used to dry
hops for the beer industry.
Seven Sisters to the
Seven Sisters to the Ashdown
Forest describes this area nicely. The Ashdown Forest lies north of the area, and
the Seven Sisters is the name of the seven chalk cliffs
that can be seen from the headland at Seaford looking
east towards Eastbourne across the Cuckmere valley.
Ashdown Forest and
the Ouse Valley
have named this area the Ashdown Forest and the Ouse
valley as the villages to the north are dominated by
the influence of the wilderness of the Ashdown Forest,
and to the south the Ouse valley found near Lewes.
Smugglers and Dr Syn
area is dominated by the Romney Marshes with their flat
fertile landscapes. The Cinque Ports , smugglers and
owlers were found here, with the book "Dr Syn the scarecrow"
written by Russell Thorndyke giving a feel of the area.
area consists of old villages with many Elizabethan
houses and Manors such as
Penshurst, and a number of modern villages which
provide housing for those people working in London ,
Sevenoaks , Maidstone , Tonbridge and Royal Tunbridge
Hastings can be found at the heart of 1066 country, and it is recorded that it was the
nearest large settlement to the Battlefield at the current town of Battle . The
Normans landed near here possibly at Bulverhythe before their march to
Hooe Ninfield and finally Battle where they defeated King Harold on October 14th 1066.