Arlington in East Sussex

Google map showing area surrounding Arlington
(Peaceful Saxon Village)
Location: 50.846358,0.192394
General Details
Arlington Sussex - St Pancras churchThe Domesday book records the village as Erlington in 1086.

The small peaceful village of Arlington in East Sussex lies off the main A27 coast road, about 5 miles from Eastbourne . It has been in existence since Roman times, when the village lay to the south of the church. During Saxon times the Cuckmere river would have been tidal to at least Michealham Priory, so this would make a good defensive position on the edge of the great forest of Andredsweald. The church was originally buillt by the Saxons as a wooden church which seems to have been burnt down possibly by Viking raiders . In later Saxon times a new church was built over the old one using Roman bricks from the nearby Roman road which went from Lewes to Pevensey along the inside edge of the South Downs.

During the 1250's the church was enlarged , possibly to accomodate people escaping into the rural areas to escape the Black Death .

The village has remained rural throughout the middle ages until the present day.

Many thanks to the lady with the black dog who accompanied me while I was photographing the church on April 1st 2009 .
Arlington East Sussex - The VillageArlington in East Sussex village is quite pretty, and lies in a secluded part of the area away from the noise and bustle of the major towns and roads.

Nearby lies Arlington Resevoir, which provides water to the nearby coastal towns, and also provides a haven for wildlife.

Walkers are catered for by the Resevoir, and nearby Abbots Wood which is owned by the Forestry Commission.
Arlington East Sussex - The VillageArlington in East Sussex has a few local services including a public house.

The main shopping centre is in nearby Eastbourne , with its many shops and facilities.

Trains can be caught at Polegate , about 3 miles south east, which provides services along the south coast.
Arlington is shown as the red symbol on the map.

Nearby Villages

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Village= Town= Recorded in Domesday=
Alciston (Fifty thousand tiles on the Barn)
2.74 miles
Alfriston (Smuggling and Ghosts)
3.09 miles
Beddingham (At the base of Mount Caburn)
6.20 miles
Berwick (Sharpen your arrows on the Church)
2.36 miles
Bishopstone (Largest Tide-Mill in Sussex)
6.00 miles
Chalvington (The miniature church)
1.93 miles
Denton (Earl Godwins Manor)
6.58 miles
Folkington (Teasles and Badgers)
2.36 miles
Glynde (Home of English Opera)5.54 miles
Hailsham (Ropes and Napoleon)
3.04 miles
Hellingly (Only remaining Ciric in Sussex)3.79 miles
Herstmonceux (Castle and Observatory)
6.44 miles
Jevington (Smugglers and Churchill Tanks)
3.93 miles
Laughton (Knight captures King of France)
4.42 miles
Litlington (Secret marriage of George IV)
4.14 miles
Lullington (destroyed by Cromwell ??)
3.27 miles
Pevensey (Ancient Roman Fortification)
6.71 miles
Pevensey Bay (Fishing and Martello Towers)
6.91 miles
Polegate (Fine old Tower Mill)2.74 miles
Ringmer (Poor Roads and riots)6.84 miles
Ripe (Earl Harolds estate)
2.73 miles
Selmeston (Tomb to store the Contraband)
2.11 miles
Tarring Neville (The Chest from the Spanish Armarda)6.82 miles
Westham (Enclosure for the Castle)6.16 miles
Wilmington (The Long Man)
1.97 miles
Windmill Hill (Largest Post Mill in Sussex)7.08 miles
Firle (Home of the Greengage)4.63 miles
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