Pett

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This article is about the village in East Sussex. For the shipbuilding family, see Pett dynasty.

Coordinates: 50°53′N 0°40′E / 50.89°N 0.66°E / 50.89; 0.66

Pett
St Mary & St Peter Church Pett East Sussex.jpeg
St. Mary and Peters church, Pett
Pett is located in East Sussex
Pett
Pett
 Pett shown within East Sussex
Area  6.5 km2 (2.5 sq mi) [1]
Population 781 (Parish-2007)[1]
    - Density  311 /sq mi (120 /km2)
OS grid reference TQ873139
    - London  54 miles (87 km) NW 
District Rother
Shire county East Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HASTINGS
Postcode district TN35
Dialling code 01424
Police Sussex
Fire East Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Hastings and Rye
List of places
UK
England
East Sussex
Cliff End at Pett Level showing the beach in the foreground, The ancient forest and the end of the sandstone cliffs in the distance.
PETT is also an abbreviation for the Kamchatka Time Zone in Russia.

Pett is a village and civil parish in the Rother District of East Sussex, England. The village is located 5 miles (8.0 km) north-east of Hastings on the edge of Pett Level, the one-time marshes stretching along the coast of Rye Bay.

The road through the village leads down to the second village in the parish: Pett Level, the coastal part of which is known as Cliff End. Here there is a beach and, as the name suggests, the Weald sandstone cliffs reach their easternmost point. Pett Level marks the end of both the Royal Military Canal and the western end of the 1940s sea defence wall.[2] The Saxon Shore Way passes through Pett Level.

Pett parish church is dedicated to St Mary and St Peter;[3] there is also a Methodist chapel, and a small Church of England church at Cliff End.[4]

History[edit]

The manor of Pett belonged to a succession of families, including the Halle family, the Levett family, the Fletchers and the Medleys, before eventually passing to the Earls of Liverpool.[5]

Landmarks[edit]

There is a Site of Special Scientific Interest partly within the parish. Hastings Cliffs to Pett Beach runs along the coast and is of both biological and geological interest. The cliffs hold many fossils and have many habitats, including ancient woodland and shingle beaches.[6]

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External links[edit]

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