Laughton, East Sussex
|Area||19.0 km2 (7.3 sq mi) |
|• Density||80/sq mi (31/km2)|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||43 miles (69 km) NNW|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
Laughton is a village and civil parish in the Wealden District of East Sussex, England. The village is located five miles (8 km) east of Lewes, at a junction on the minor road to Hailsham (B2124). It appears in the Domesday Book, and there are Roman remains nearby.
The Site of Special Scientific Interest Park Corner Heath lies within the parish. It is a 8.7 acres (3.5 ha) site of biological interest consisting of grassy heath, scrub and woodland. It provides a habitat for many species of moth and butterfly.
Henry Pelham and Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle, 18th Century Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom, were buried together at All Saints Church in Laughton. Their family had been the local landowners since the early sixteenth century.
Laughton Manor is a Grade II listed manor house, built 1760–1780.
- "East Sussex in Figures". East Sussex County Council. Retrieved 26 April 2008.
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 8 October 2015.
- Laughton Primary School website
- Laughton church
- Roebuck Inn Archived 2007-08-22 at the Wayback Machine
- "Natural England - SSSI". English Nature. Retrieved 12 October 2008.
- "LAUGHTON MANOR, EAST SUSSEX". Daily Telegraph.
- Media related to Laughton at Wikimedia Commons
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