Bishopstone, East Sussex
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. 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. In the 7th century was home to a saint, Leofwynn who was venerated locally in the Dark Ages and medieval times.
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