East Blatchington

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East Blatchington
St Peter's Church, East Blatchington (NHLE Code 1044020).JPG
St Peter's Church
East Blatchington is located in East Sussex
East Blatchington
East Blatchington
 East Blatchington shown within East Sussex
OS grid reference TV485995
   – London  67 miles (108 km) N 
Civil parish Seaford
District Lewes
Shire county East Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SEAFORD
Postcode district BN25
Dialling code 01323
Police Sussex
Fire East Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Lewes
List of places
UK
England
East Sussex

Coordinates: 50°46′34″N 0°06′17″E / 50.77608°N 0.10485°E / 50.77608; 0.10485

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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.

History[edit]

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.

The barracks were lightly manned, until the First World War and became a staging post for soldiers fighting in France, who were shipped from Newhaven. After the war, the barracks were demolished.[1]

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.[2]

Sport[edit]

The area has a seven court tennis club, called Seaford Lawn Tennis Club.[3]

It is also nearby to one of the oldest golf clubs in Sussex, Seaford Golf Club.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "East Blatchington East Sussex - (Mutiny and the Edge of Space) - an English Village UK". Villagenet.co.uk. 2012-05-15. Retrieved 2012-08-19. 
  2. ^ "East Blatchington Pond". Seaford-sussex.co.uk. 2009-08-06. Retrieved 2012-08-19. 
  3. ^ "Home - Website". Seafordtennis.com. Retrieved 2012-08-19. 
  4. ^ "Welcome to Seaford Golf Club : Seaford Golf Club in East Sussex - CLUB View". Seafordgolfclub.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-08-19. 

External links[edit]

Media related to East Blatchington at Wikimedia Commons