Playden is a village and civil parish in the Rother District of East Sussex, England. The village is located one mile (1.6 km) north-west of Rye. It is mentioned in the Domesday Book; it is a largely rural parish, having no village centre, and the hamlet of Houghton Green is included in the parish. Playden's main occupation was fishing: the fish were salted in a one-time settlement known as Saltcote, after the fact that it had a fish salting industry based there. Saltcote Street is now all that remains of that industry.