East Blatchington

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East Blatchington
St Peter's Church, East Blatchington (NHLE Code 1044020).JPG
St Peter's Church
East Blatchington is located in East Sussex
East Blatchington
East Blatchington
Location within East Sussex
OS grid referenceTV485995
• London67 miles (108 km) N
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSEAFORD
Postcode districtBN25
Dialling code01323
FireEast Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
East Sussex
50°46′34″N 0°06′17″E / 50.77608°N 0.10485°E / 50.77608; 0.10485Coordinates: 50°46′34″N 0°06′17″E / 50.77608°N 0.10485°E / 50.77608; 0.10485
East Blatchington - geograph.org.uk - 1159598.jpg

East Blatchington is a coastal village in East Sussex which has merged into the western part of Seaford. East Blatchington is associated with Tide Mills, and is sometimes given as an alternate name for the Tide Mills area.


The area was settled by the Romans, who probably used it as a port to transfer goods to mainland Europe. The area was taken over by the Saxons after the Romans had left it. The village originally ran from the church to the duck pond.

Like Seaford and Newhaven, its western neighbour, East Blatchington was a front line coastal defence during the Napoleonic war, and had a military barracks built in 1794 and demolished after the Great War. In its early years, it was badly supplied, which resulted in 500 men mutinying and occupying Seaford. The townspeople gave them provisions and alcohol. The following day, the regular army, based at Newhaven overpowered them and arrested twenty mutineers. The leaders were executed and the others punished.

The barracks were lightly manned, until the First World War and became a staging post for soldiers fighting in France, who were shipped from Newhaven. After the war, the barracks were demolished.[1]

St Peter's Parish Church dates back to about 1100 and the church registers date from 1563. The church has a memorial to pioneer balloonist Henry Tracey Coxwell.

Blatchington Pond was restored in 1980 and remains largely the same to this present day.[2]


The area has a seven court tennis club, called Seaford Lawn Tennis Club.[3]

It is also nearby to one of the oldest golf clubs in Sussex, Seaford Golf Club.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "East Blatchington East Sussex - (Mutiny and the Edge of Space) - an English Village UK". Villagenet.co.uk. 2012-05-15. Archived from the original on 2012-01-21. Retrieved 2012-08-19.
  2. ^ "East Blatchington Pond". Seaford-sussex.co.uk. 2009-08-06. Archived from the original on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2012-08-19.
  3. ^ "Home - Website". Seafordtennis.com. Archived from the original on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2012-08-19.
  4. ^ "Welcome to Seaford Golf Club : Seaford Golf Club in East Sussex - CLUB View". Seafordgolfclub.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-08-19.

External links[edit]

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