Laughton, East Sussex

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Laughton
Laughton Village Stores - geograph.org.uk - 177491.jpg
Laughton is located in East Sussex
Laughton
Laughton
 Laughton shown within East Sussex
Area  19.0 km2 (7.3 sq mi) [1]
Population 585 (Parish-2007)[1]
   – density  80/sq mi (31/km2)
OS grid reference TQ501131
   – London  43 miles (69 km) NNW 
Civil parish Laughton
District Wealden
Shire county East Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LEWES
Postcode district BN8
Dialling code 01323
Police Sussex
Fire East Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Lewes
Website http://www.laughtonvillage.org/
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Coordinates: 50°54′N 0°08′E / 50.90°N 0.13°E / 50.90; 0.13

Laughton is a village and civil parish in the Wealden District of East Sussex, England. The village is located five miles (8 km) east of Lewes, at a junction on the minor road to Hailsham (B2124). It appears in the Domesday Book, and there are Roman remains nearby.

Education is provided at the Laughton Community Primary School;Which was attended by Alexander Grantham.[2] and the parish church is dedicated to All Saints.[3] The Roebuck Inn, on the Lewes Road, provides accommodation and food[4]

Landmarks[edit]

The Site of Special Scientific Interest Park Corner Heath lies within the parish. It is a 8.7 acres (3.5 ha) site of biological interest consisting of grassy heath, scrub and woodland. It provides a habitat for many species of moth and butterfly.[5]

Henry Pelham and Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle, 18th Century Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom, were buried together at All Saints Church in Laughton.

Laughton Manor is a Grade II listed manor house, built 1760-1780.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "East Sussex in Figures". East Sussex County Council. Retrieved 26 April 2008. 
  2. ^ Laughton Primary School website
  3. ^ Laughton church
  4. ^ Roebuck Inn
  5. ^ "Natural England - SSSI". English Nature. Retrieved 12 October 2008. 
  6. ^ "LAUGHTON MANOR, EAST SUSSEX". Daily Telegraph. 

External links[edit]

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