St John the Evangelist Church near Hollington, East Sussex
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Hollington is a suburb and local government ward in the northwest of Hastings, East Sussex. The area lies next to Baldslow, Ashdown, North and Conquest, and less than five miles southeast of Battle, East Sussex, the home of Battle Abbey, which commemorates the victory of William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
Hollington was the site of The Grove School, which has now been replaced by The St Leonards Academy. It was also once the location of The Grove, the manor house for the lords of the manor of Hollington. The Levett family built The Grove, and then the property was carried into the Eversfield family by a Levett heiress. The eventual lord of the manor became Thomas Eversfield of Uckfield, bringing the Eversfield family from their early Sussex beginnings to the Hastings area, where they would go on to play a prominent role for centuries.
- Sussex Archaeological Collections Relating to the History and Antiquities of Sussex, 1869
- History of the Grove Manor, The Grove School, Hollington
- History of The Grove, Sussex Archaeological Collections Relating to the History and Antiquities of Sussex, 1862
- A Compendious History of Sussex, Mark Antony Lower, 1870
- History of Lawrence Levett, The Grove
- Sussex Archaeological Collections relating to the History and Antiquities, Sussex Archaeological Society, 1862
- The Eversfields inherited when Levett heir Lawrence Levett died without issue, leaving his estate to his sister Mary (Levett) Eversfield, wife of Thomas Eversfield. Adam Ashburnham, ancestor of the Ashburnham baronets of Broomham and half-brother of Lawrence Levett, inherited some of their mother Eve Adams Levett Ashburnham's property at Guestling.