Sedlescombe  Sussex


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

SEDLESCOMB, a parish in Battle district, Sussex; on the river Brede, 3 miles N E of Battle r. station. It has a post-office under Battle. Acres, 2,049. Real property, £2, 849. Pop., 703. Houses, 143. The property is subdivided. A commandery of Knights Hospitallers was founded here, in the time of King John, by Geoffrey Say. ...

Roman coins were found in an ancient cinder-field. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £392.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is early English, with later English additions. There is an endowed school with £24 a year.

Sedlescombe through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 15th August 2022

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