Bishopstone, East Sussex

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Bishopstone is located in East Sussex
 Bishopstone shown within East Sussex
OS grid reference TQ473009
Civil parish Seaford
District Lewes
Shire county East Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SEAFORD
Postcode district BN25
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°47′20″N 0°05′18″E / 50.78896°N 0.08840°E / 50.78896; 0.08840

Bishopstone sundial and church porch in 1912.[1]

Bishopstone is a hamlet with a population of about 200 people, located along a dead-end road west of Seaford, East Sussex, England. Bishopstone was an episcopal manor, hence its name meaning "dwelling place of the bishop". The church, dedicated to Saint Andrew, is thought to date from the 8th century, and may well be the oldest in the county. It was rebuilt in 1200. Bishopstone village hall is part of the village life and has local events, it is also the venue for the local table tennis club and is located behind the church. There are no shops or pubs in the village.

The poet James Hurdis was born in the village and there is a memorial to him in the church and in the 7th century was home to a saint, Leofwynn who was venerated locally in the Dark Ages and medieval times.

Bishopstone is served by Bishopstone railway station, which replaced the original station, Bishopstone Beach Halt, in 1942.

Bishopstone church has an ancient canonical sundial in its porch. The sundial is inscribed with the name Eadric, the King of Kent in 685.[1]

See also[edit]

Tide Mills, East Sussex


  1. ^ a b Wall, J. Charles (1912), Porches & Fonts. Pub. London: Wells Gardner & Darton. p. 97.

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