Bishopstone, East Sussex

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bishopstone is located in East Sussex
Bishopstone shown within East Sussex
OS grid reference TQ473009
Civil parish
Shire county
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
List of places
East SussexCoordinates: 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 (where, at the 2011 Census, the population was included), England.


St Andrew's
The medieval tide dial at St Andrew's, marking the canonical hours for its clerics

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. Bishopstone church has an ancient canonical sundial in its porch. The sundial is inscribed with the name Eadric, the King of Kent in 685.[2] 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.

Notable residents[edit]

The poet James Hurdis was born in the village and there is a memorial to him in the church. 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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Wall, J. Charles (1912), Porches & Fonts. Pub. Wells, Gardner, Darton & Co., Ltd., London. P. 97.
  2. ^ Wall, J. Charles (1912), Porches & Fonts. Pub. Wells, Gardner, Darton & Co., Ltd., London. P. 67.

External links[edit]