Warbleton

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Coordinates: 50°56′N 0°17′E / 50.94°N 0.28°E / 50.94; 0.28

Warbleton
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St Mary's church
Warbleton is located in East Sussex
Warbleton
Warbleton
 Warbleton shown within East Sussex
Area  29.1 km2 (11.2 sq mi) [1]
Population 1,262 (2007)[1]
    - Density  112 /sq mi (43 /km2)
OS grid reference TQ605186
    - London  42 miles (68 km) NNW 
District Wealden
Shire county East Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HEATHFIELD
Postcode district TN21
Dialling code 01435
Police Sussex
Fire East Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Bexhill and Battle
Website http://warbletoncouncil.org/
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Warbleton is a civil parish in the Wealden District of East Sussex, England.[2] Within its bounds are four settlements, one of which gives its name to the parish. It is located south-east of Heathfield on the slopes of the Weald.

History[edit]

The manor of Warbleton was held by the Levett family of Sussex for several centuries. The same family held Salehurst, and had earlier held Firle, Catsfield, Hollington and other manors across Sussex.[3] The family is of Anglo-Norman descent, and members of the family were vicars, ironmasters, and landowners. The Levetts of Salehurst, Warbleton and Fittleworth owned Bodiam Castle and sold it to Nicholas Tufton, 1st Earl of Thanet.[4] Some of the Levett family's lands were forfeited due to the bankruptcy of an early heir. Other family lands were carried by marriage into the families of Eversfield, Gildredge, Chaloner, Ashburnham, Pope and other prominent Sussex and Kent families.

Governance[edit]

Richard Woodman was a local Ironmaster who was one of the 17 Lewes martyrs burned during the Marian persecutions of Protestants during the 1550s.

The parish council consists of eleven members.[5]

Geography[edit]

The parish consists of two villages, Rushlake Green and Bodle Street Green; and two hamlets, Warbleton and Three Cups. They lie in an area of the Weald between the A267 road between Hailsham and Heathfield to the west and the B2096 Hailsham to Battle road to the north.

Principal buildings[edit]

There are two churches in the civil parish, St Mary the Virgin at Warbleton; and St John the Evangelist at Bodle Street Green. The two form a united benefice under one vicar. Chapel services are held at Three Cups.[6] Warbleton has a village hall; and a second, Dunn Village Hall, is at Rushlake Green.

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