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Selmeston is located in East Sussex
 Selmeston shown within East Sussex
Area  6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi) [1]
Population 190 (2007)[1]
   – density  73/sq mi (28/km2)
OS grid reference TQ509068
   – London  47 miles (76 km) NNW 
District Wealden
Shire county East Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town POLEGATE
Postcode district BN26
Dialling code 01323
Police Sussex
Fire East Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Lewes
List of places
East Sussex

Coordinates: 50°50′N 0°08′E / 50.84°N 0.14°E / 50.84; 0.14

Selmeston is a village and civil parish in the Wealden District of East Sussex, England. It is located eight miles (13 km) east of Lewes, to the north of the A27 road between there and Polegate. It is a long straggling village. The church already existed at the time of its mention in the Domesday Book; it is dedicated to St Mary. The ecclesiastical parish is linked with the village of Alciston.

John C Wilmot (1895–1964) took his title of Baron from the village.


The lowest tier of government for Selmeston is a Parish meeting.[2] Instead of voting for representatives, a small parish may hold a community meeting twice a year to which all the electors may attend and vote on issues.

Wealden District Council is the next tier of government, for which Selmeston is part of the Alfriston ward,[3] along with Alfriston, Berwick, Chalvington & Ripe and Alciston. The ward returns one councillor, who was a Conservative in the May 2007 election.[3]

Selmeston is represented at the East Sussex County Council as part of the Alfriston, East Hoathly & Hellingly Ward. The May 2005 election returned the Conservative Councillor John Garvican.[4]

The parliamentary district for Selmeston is Lewes. The general election in May 2005 elected the Liberal Democrats MP Norman Baker.

At European level, Selmeston is represented by the South-East region, which holds ten seats in the European Parliament. The June 2004 election returned four Conservatives, two Liberal Democrats, two UK Independence, one Labour and one Green, none of whom live in East Sussex.[5]


  1. ^ a b "East Sussex in Figures". East Sussex County Council. Retrieved 2008-04-26. 
  2. ^ "Selmeston Parish Meeting". Wealden District Council. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  3. ^ a b "District Council Elections" (PDF). Wealden District Council. 2007-05-03. p. 1. Retrieved 2008-04-19. [dead link]
  4. ^ "County Council Election, 5 May 2005". East Sussex County Council. Retrieved 2008-01-06. 
  5. ^ "UK MEP's". UK Office of the European Parliament. Archived from the original on 2007-01-24. Retrieved 2007-01-25. 

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