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St Peter's Church
East Blatchington shown within East Sussex
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East Blatchington is a coastal village in East Sussex which has merged into the western part of Seaford. East Blatchington is associated with Tide Mills, and is sometimes given as an alternate name for the Tide Mills area.
The area was settled by the Romans, who probably used it as a port to transfer goods to mainland Europe. The area was taken over by the Saxons after the Romans had left it. The village originally ran from the church to the duck pond.
Like Seaford and Newhaven, its western neighbour, East Blatchington was a front line coastal defence during the Napoleonic war, and had a military barracks built in 1794 and demolished after the Great War. In its early years, it was badly supplied, which resulted in 500 men mutinying and occupying Seaford. The townspeople gave them provisions and alcohol. The following day, the regular army, based at Newhaven overpowered them and arrested twenty mutineers. The leaders were executed and the others punished.
St Peter's Parish Church dates back to about 1100 and the church registers date from 1563. The church has a memorial to pioneer balloonist Henry Tracey Coxwell.
Blatchington Pond was restored in 1980 and remains largely the same to this present day.
The area has a seven court tennis club, called Seaford Lawn Tennis Club.
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- "Welcome to Seaford Golf Club : Seaford Golf Club in East Sussex - CLUB View". Seafordgolfclub.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-08-19.
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