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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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  • Bottomless Thali - Friday Night Special

    Friday 28th February
    Location: Rye

    Thali is not a thali till you get hit by a 'how am I going to finish all this' fatigue. ... more

  • Craft Fayre

    Saturday 14th March @ 10:00am
    Location: Northiam

    Northiam Bonfire Society's next CRAFT FAIR will be held in Northiam Village Hall on Saturday 14th March 10am to 2pm. ... more

  • William James Neatby

    Monday 16th March @ 2:00pm
    Location: Hastings

    One of the best known tile interiors in Britain is the ceramic extravanganza by W.J. Neatby in the meat hall ... more

  • Jumble Sale

    Saturday 21st March @ 2:30pm
    Location: Northiam

    Jumble Sale - Northiam Village Hall 2.30-4pm. Donations to the Hall 10-12. Northiam Village Hall Trust. ... more

  • Mothers Who Kill!

    Sunday 22nd March @ 10:00am
    Location: Hastings

    A chilling experience for MORBID Mums and their AWFUL offspring who are Partners in CRIME! The True Crime Museum invites ... more

  • Lone Star Comedy Club

    Saturday 28th March
    Location: Rye

    Stand Up Comedy at Rye Community Centre Rich Wilson - Headliner Rich Wilson has loved comedy ever since his older ... more

  • Charity Boot Fair

    Monday 13th April @ 7:00am
    Location: Peasmarsh

    Bank Holiday Charity Boot Fair. Hard-standing pitch from £5 (donated to Rye & District Community Transport). Gates open at 7am. ... more

  • Kent Police Male Voice Choir

    Saturday 25th April
    Location: Northiam

    FOSM is delighted to welcome the Kent Police Male Voice Choir who will perform in St Mary’s Church on Saturday ... more

  • 6 Hands

    Friday 22nd May
    Location: Rye

    As part of our exciting and eclectic 2020 May series of concerts we are delighted to present an exceptional concert ... more

  • PP Arnold - London's First Lady of Soul

    Saturday 23rd May
    Location: Rye

    Fresh from her incredible recent performance on Jools Holland, we are thrilled to present an intimate concert with the legendary ... more

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