Laughton, East Sussex

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Laughton
Laughton Village Stores - geograph.org.uk - 177491.jpg
Laughton is located in East Sussex
Laughton
Laughton
Location within East Sussex
Area19.0 km2 (7.3 sq mi) [1]
Population599 (Parish-2011)[2]
• Density80/sq mi (31/km2)
OS grid referenceTQ501131
• London43 miles (69 km) NNW
Civil parish
  • Laughton
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLEWES
Postcode districtBN8
Dialling code01323
PoliceSussex
FireEast Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
East Sussex
50°54′N 0°08′E / 50.90°N 0.13°E / 50.90; 0.13Coordinates: 50°54′N 0°08′E / 50.90°N 0.13°E / 50.90; 0.13

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.

Education is provided at the Laughton Community Primary School.[3] The parish church is dedicated to All Saints.[4] The Roebuck Inn, on the Lewes Road, provides accommodation and food[5]

Landmarks[edit]

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.[6]

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.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "East Sussex in Figures". East Sussex County Council. Retrieved 26 April 2008.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  3. ^ Laughton Primary School website
  4. ^ Laughton church
  5. ^ Roebuck Inn Archived 2007-08-22 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Natural England - SSSI". English Nature. Retrieved 12 October 2008.
  7. ^ "LAUGHTON MANOR, EAST SUSSEX". Daily Telegraph.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Laughton at Wikimedia Commons