Rape of Hastings
|Rape of Hastings|
Hastings Castle, once the administrative centre of the Rape
|- Created||By 11th century|
|- Succeeded by||Sussex (eastern division)|
|Status||Rape (county subdivision)|
Emblem of the Rape and town of Hastings
|- Units||Baldstrow, Battle, Bexhill, Foxearle, Gostrow, Guestling, Hawkesborough, Henhurst, Netherfield, Ninfield, Shoyswell, Staple|
Hastings rape is the easternmost of all the Sussex rapes and it borders the rape of Pevensey to the west. To the north and east of the rape lies the county of Kent, while to the south lies the English Channel. The rape of Hastings includes the towns of Battle, Hastings and Rye. At 197 metres (646 ft) tall, Brightling Down in the High Weald is the highest point in the rape.
The rape is traditionally divided into the following hundreds:
- "Hastings Castle". Retrieved 20 Mar 2012.
- Hastings Rape through time - A Vision of Britain
- The Sussex Subsidy of 1327 - The Rape of Hastings, British History Online