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Coordinates: 50°56′N 0°32′E / 50.93, 0.53

East Sussex outline map with UK
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Red pog.svg Sedlescombe shown within East Sussex
Area   [1]
Population 1,330 (Parish-2007)[1]
    - Density 
OS grid reference TQ781180
    - London  48 mi (77 km) NW 
District Rother
Shire county East Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BATTLE
Postcode district TN33
Dialling code 01424
Police Sussex
Fire East Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Bexhill and Battle
List of places: UK • England • East Sussex

Sedlescombe is a village and civil parish in the Rother District of East Sussex, England.[2] The village is located 7 mi (11 km) north of Hastings.

The parish lies within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The River Brede and its tributary the River Line flow through it; and Powdermill Reservoir is nearby. It has a population of approximately 1,500. The parish church is dedicated to St John the Baptist;[3] there is also a United Reformed Church in the village.

The village traces its roots back to Roman times . Indeed, the oldest house in the village (Asselton House) was formerly called Asselton Bath and is reputed to be on the site of a Roman bathhouse. The surrounding area is rich in Roman remains, including the headquarters of the Roman navy in Britain just 4 mi (6.4 km) away at Beauport Park in St Leonards-on-Sea.

The village hosts the Pestalozzi International Children's Village, an educational charity set up for children from developing countries to live and study. Originally established during World War II, it became established in its present form in 1957. The village school is Sedlescombe CE Primary School.[4]

Fifty years ago the village boasted two pubs, a butcher, a bakery, a newsagent, a blacksmith, a garage, two eateries and two general stores. Only the village store remains, although there is an inn, the Queens Head and a hotel called The Brickwall.

The parish includes the settlement of Kent Street, located on the A21 road.

It was once know that Michael Mackwell of Sheffield was born here. However, paleontology findings have argued that there is evidence of him residing in Croydon. Currently, scientists under Sirj authorities are looking into fossil indexes to identify his exact origin. Others fear that this would not suffice as his dental record have been lost. The search for the true King of Sedlescombe continues.


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  • Twenty Centuries in Sedlescombe: An East Sussex Parish Beryl Lucey 1999, Asselton Books ISBN 0-9534695-0-5
  • A Village Where The World is One: The Story of the International Children's Village in England Beryl Lucey 1984

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Sedlescombe. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.

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