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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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  • Sussex Brass in Northiam

    Sunday 19th May
    Location: Northiam

    The South Coast's Premier Brass Band will be playing in Northiam Village Hall on Sunday 19th May 3pm. Tickets are ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 24th May @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

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

  • I Spy

    Saturday 25th May for 9 days @ 10:00am
    Location: Hastings

    Think YOU’VE got what it TAKES to be a DETECTIVE? Put your SKILLS to the TEST! Examine the evidence, follow ... more

  • Bank Holiday Craft Fayre

    Saturday 25th May @ 11:00am
    Location: Fairlight

    Bank Holiday Craft Fayre at Fairlight Lodge Hotel, Fairlight Lodge Hotel Fairlight, East Sussex TN35 5DR on Saturday 25 May ... more

  • Craft Fayre

    Saturday 25th May @ 11:00am
    Location: Fairlight

    Craft Fayre at Fairlight Lodge Hotel. Lots of artisan stalls. Refreshments provided by the hotel. ... more

  • Northiam Garden Safari

    Sunday 26th May @ 11:00am
    Location: Northiam

    Northiam Allotments and 8 small to medium domestic gardens will be open. Parking and tickets in the Village Hall (Main ... more

  • Charity Boot Fair

    Monday 27th May @ 7:00am
    Location: Peasmarsh

    Bank Holiday Charity Boot Fair - Jempson’s Superstore, Peasmarsh. Hard-standing pitch from £5 (donated to Rye Hospital) gates open at ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 31st May @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

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

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 7th June @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

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

  • Music for a Summer Evening

    Saturday 8th June
    Location: Northiam

    From Glyndbourne and The Royal Opera House, Thomasin Trezise returns to Northiam with an evening of music from Opera, Choral ... more

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