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Guestling is located in East Sussex
Guestling shown within East Sussex
Area 15.9 km2 (6.1 sq mi) [1]
Population 1,432 (Parish-2011)[2]
• Density 207/sq mi (80/km2)
OS grid reference TQ848132
• London 53 miles (85 km) NW
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HASTINGS
Postcode district TN35
Dialling code 01424
Police Sussex
Fire East Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
East Sussex
50°53′N 0°38′E / 50.89°N 0.63°E / 50.89; 0.63Coordinates: 50°53′N 0°38′E / 50.89°N 0.63°E / 50.89; 0.63

Guestling is a village and civil parish in the Rother district of East Sussex, England. The village is located three miles (5 km) north-east of Hastings on the A259 road to Rye. Its parish church is dedicated to St Laurence,[3] and is part of the United Benefice of Fairlight, Guestling and Pett. The school in the village is the Guestling-Bradshaw CE Primary School [4]

The village is a scattered one, consisting of two parts — Guestling Green and Guestling Thorn; the hamlet of Three Oaks lies within the parish.

In June 2017, Brian Bellhouse was trampled to death by a herd of cows in a field at Church Lane, Guestling.[5][6]


  1. ^ "East Sussex in Figures". East Sussex County Council. Retrieved 2008-04-26.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 7 October 2015.
  3. ^ St Laurence church
  4. ^ Guestling-Bradshaw CE Primary School
  5. ^ 14 June 2017 at (14 June 2017). "Tributes to Oxford Professor who was trampled by herd of cows | Meridian - ITV News". Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  6. ^ Post reply (14 June 2017). "Former Oxford professor Brian Bellhouse 'trampled to death by cows' (From Oxford Mail)". Retrieved 27 June 2017.