Rye Foreign shown within East Sussex
|Area||3.9 km2 (1.5 sq mi) |
|– density||238/sq mi (92/km2)|
|OS grid reference|
|– London||51 miles (82 km) NW|
|Civil parish||Rye Foreign|
|Shire county||East Sussex|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|UK Parliament||Hastings and Rye|
Rye Foreign is a village and civil parish in the Rother District of East Sussex, England. It is located three miles (4.8 km) north-west of Rye. The name of the parish came about in 1247, when King Henry III, resumed control of Rye and Winchelsea from the Abbey of Fecamp, but left part of the area still under the Abbey: hence Rye Foreign. There is no parish church, although the building still stands in secular use.
Apart from the scattered village of Rye Foreign, the parish also includes Bowler's Town and Springfield.
The parish was formed in 1894 from the part of the ancient parish of Rye outside the borough of Rye. From 1894 to 1934 it was part of the rural district of Hastings. From 1934 to 1974 it was in the Battle Rural District.
The local inns are the Royal Oak and the Hare and Hounds.
- "East Sussex in Figures". East Sussex County Council. Retrieved 26 April 2008.
- Notes on Rye Foreign
- Map showing parish boundaries
- Hare and Hounds: includes information about the church
- "Natural England - SSSI". English Nature. Retrieved 27 September 2008.
Media related to Rye Foreign at Wikimedia Commons
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