Fairlight  Sussex


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Fairlight like this:

FAIRLIGHT, a parish in Hastings district, Sussex; on the coast, near the Ashford and Hastings railway, 2½ miles ENE of Hastings. Post town, Hastings. Acres, 3, 309; of which 410 are water. Real property, £3, 028. Pop., 501. Houses, 105. Fairlight Place is a picturesque, thickly-wooded glen; and has, at its head, the Dripping-well, overhung by a huge beach-tree. ...

Fairlight Down has an altitude of 599 feet, and commands a fine view, both inland and along the coast. Fairlight Lodge and Fairlight House are chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £502. Patron,Young, Esq. The church was rebuilt in 1845. Charities, £10.

Fairlight through time

Fairlight is now part of Rother district. Click here for graphs and data of how Rother has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Fairlight itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Fairlight, in Rother and Sussex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 15th August 2022

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