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Seaward Sussex The South Downs from End to End   By: (1873-)

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[Illustration: HURSTMONCEUX.]

SEAWARD SUSSEX

THE SOUTH DOWNS FROM END TO END

BY EDRIC HOLMES

ONE HUNDRED ILLUSTRATIONS BY MARY M. VIGERS

MAPS AND PLANS BY THE AUTHOR

LONDON: ROBERT SCOTT ROXBURGHE HOUSE PATERNOSTER ROW, E.C.

MCMXX

"How shall I tell you of the freedom of the Downs You who love the dusty life and durance of great towns, And think the only flowers that please embroider ladies' gowns How shall I tell you ..."

EDWARD WYNDHAM TEMPEST.

Every writer on Sussex must be indebted more or less to the researches and to the archaeological knowledge of the first serious historian of the county, M.A. Lower. I tender to his memory and also to his successors, who have been at one time or another the good companions of the way, my grateful thanks for what they have taught me of things beautiful and precious in Seaward Sussex.

E.H.

CONTENTS

CHAP.

INTRODUCTION

I LEWES

II TO EASTBOURNE AND PEVENSEY

III SHAFORD TO BRIGHTON

IV BRIGHTON

V SHOREHAM AND WORTHING

VI ARUNDEL AND THE ARUN

VII THE VALLEY OF THE ROTHER

VIII GOODWOOD AND BOGNOR

IX CHICHESTER

X SELSEY AND BOSHAM

APPENDIX THE SUSSEX DOWNS FROM END TO END. LONDON TO THE SOUTH DOWNS. THE WEALD. RAILWAY ROUTES.

INDEX

The traveller through Sussex, as through every other English shire, will find many reminders of the Great War in church, churchyard or village green. Some are imposing or beautiful, some, alas, are neither, or are out of keeping with the quiet peace of their surroundings. To mention any, however striking in themselves or interesting in their connexion, would be invidious as, at the time of writing, lack of labour or material has prevented the completion of a great number of them.

The local historian of the future will bring a woeful number of his family records to a final close with the brief but glorious inscription on the common tablet where plough boy and earl's son are commemorated side by side.

The sketch maps accompanying this book are simply for convenience in identifying the route followed therein. Wanderers upon the Downs and in the highways and byways at their feet will find Bartholomew's "half inch" map, sheet 32, the most useful. This scale is much to be preferred to the "one inch" parent which lacks the contour colouring.

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

Hurstmonceux Frontispiece Near Alciston Market Cross, Alfriston A Sussex Lane, Jevington Willingdon Lamb Inn, Eastbourne Wannock Old House, Petworth The Barbican, Lewes Castle St. Anne's Church, Lewes The Priory Ruins, Lewes Anne of Cleves House, Southover The Grange, Southover Cliffe Firle Beacon Alfriston Church Alfriston Lullington Church Litlington West Dean East Dean Beachy Head Old Parsonage, Eastbourne Jevington Pevensey Westham Wilmington Green Newhaven Church Bishopstone Church Porch Seaford Church Seaford Head Rottingdean Brighton The Pavilion, Brighton St. Nicholas, Brighton St. Peter's, Brighton Poynings Danny Hurstpierpoint Wolstonbury Portslade Harbour Shoreham and the Adur New Shoreham Old Shoreham Sompting Coombes Upper Beeding Bramber St. Mary's, Bramber Steyning Grammar School, Steyning Old Houses, Steyning Chanctonbury Ring Findon Broadwater Salvington Mill Old Houses at Tarring Beckets' Palace, Tarring Arundel from the River Arundel Castle The Keep, Arundel Arundel Gateway Arundel Church Lyminster Clymping Church Street, Littlehampton Littlehampton Harbour Amberley Castle Stopham Bridge Byworth Petworth Church Petworth House Saddler's Row, Petworth Cowdray The Granary, Cowdray Market Square, Midhurst Midhurst Church East Lavant Felpham Boxgrove Priory Church Chichester Cathedral Chichester Palace and Cathedral Bell Tower, Chichester Chichester Cross St. Mary's Hospital, Chichester Fishbourne Manor Fishbourne Church Bosham Bosham Mill Bosham, The Strand Harting Cowdray Cottage Middle House, Mayfield High Street, East Grinstead Sackville College Causeway, Horsham Pond Street, Petworth Steyning Church North Mill, Midhurst Knock Hundred Row, Midhurst

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