Litlington, East Sussex

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Litlington is located in East Sussex
Litlington shown within East Sussex
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town POLEGATE
Postcode district BN26
Dialling code 01323
Police Sussex
Fire East Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
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East Sussex
50°47′02″N 0°09′00″E / 50.7839°N 0.15°E / 50.7839; 0.15Coordinates: 50°47′02″N 0°09′00″E / 50.7839°N 0.15°E / 50.7839; 0.15

Litlington is a village in the Cuckmere valley in East Sussex, England, about 7 miles to the south east of Lewes.

The name is Saxon, and probably indicates Litl's homestead.

Maria Fitzherbert, mistress of George IV, lived at Clapham house in the village.

Litlington White Horse

During the 19th century, a chalk figure of a horse was cut into the downs to the west of the village. The figure, known as the Litlington White Horse, replaced an earlier one known to have been present from many years before. It is one of the lesser-known of the nine white horse figures located outside Wiltshire. It likely has been eclipsed by the nearby Long Man of Wilmington hill figure, famous in part because of its unknown origin. It is located at 50°47'18.26"N, 0° 8'30.55"E.

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