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Icklesham

Icklesham in East Sussex

Icklesham village is located approximately six miles east of Hastings on the A259, Hastings to Rye Road. The village has several public houses. The church is dedicated to All Saints and St Nicolas and dates back to the 12th century.

Icklesham stands on the ridge between the coast and river Brede, offering views to the hills at Fairlight to the south and the Brede valley on the other side. The name Icklesham (which was possibly derived from Anglo Saxon – Iclingas Ham the home of the Iclas family) was recorded in 772 as Icoleshamme, in a land charter signed by Offa, King of Mercia. The village was probably a prime target during the invasion by the Normans in 1066 as in earlier times it dominated the river Brede. This strategic importance led, some seven hundred years later to evacuation plans being drawn up in case of invasion by Napoleon.

There is an old smock windmill on Hogs Hill which has been restored and used as a recording studio by Sir Paul McCartney. The 1066 walk (which runs from Pevensey to Rye via Battle) goes through the village.

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  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 19th July @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Local Produce, Cakes, Jams, Crafts and more. ... more

  • Fisherman's Friend Film

    Saturday 20th July
    Location: Northiam

    Screening of acclaimed film Fisherman's Friend by Northiam Community Cinema. Come along at 6.30 and enjoy a drink and snack ... more

  • Fisherman's Friend Film

    Saturday 20th July
    Location: Northiam

    Screening of acclaimed film Fisherman's Friend by Northiam Community Cinema. Come along at 6.30 and enjoy a drink and snack ... more

  • Secrets of The True CRIME Museum

    Saturday 20th July @ 7:00pm
    Location: Hastings

    The caves of The True CRIME Museum house the darkest and most fascinating exhibits in the annals of CRIME. Join ... more

  • Jazz Supper at The Mermaid

    Thursday 25th July
    Location: Rye

    Swing, bossa nova and easy-listening tunes from innovative bassist David Silk, multi-instrumentalist Phil Brown who plays not just saxophone but ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 26th July @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Local Produce, Cakes, Jams, Crafts and more. ... more

  • Barn Dance

    Friday 26th July @ 7:00pm
    Location: Winchelsea Beach

    Winchelsea Bowls Club Fundraising BARN DANCE Dancing starts 7.30pm Doors open 7pm To the music of The Catsfield Steamers and ... more

  • Nights at the Museum

    Saturday 27th July @ 7:00pm
    Location: Hastings

    The True Crime Museum invites you to GAZE upon a GRUESOME GALLERY of KILLER FEMALES who teased, tortured and terminated ... more

  • Craft Fayre

    Sunday 28th July @ 11:00am
    Location: Camber

    Craft Fayre at Camber Memorial Hall Lydd Road, Camber, TN31 7RJ on Sunday 28 July 2019 from 11.00 am to ... more

  • CHALK gallery @ Red Door

    Wednesday 31st July for 13 days @ 11:00am
    Location: Rye

    Red Door are delighted to welcome Chalk Gallery, Lewes, who will take over Red Door for an exclusive two week ... more

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