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This article is about the village in East Sussex. For the shipbuilding family, see Pett dynasty.
St Mary & St Peter Church Pett East Sussex.jpeg
St Mary and St Peter's Church, Pett
Pett is located in East Sussex
Pett shown within East Sussex
Area 6.5 km2 (2.5 sq mi) [1]
Population 846 (Parish-2011)[2]
• Density 311/sq mi (120/km2)
OS grid reference TQ873139
• London 54 miles (87 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 SussexCoordinates: 50°53′N 0°40′E / 50.89°N 0.66°E / 50.89; 0.66
Cliff End at Pett Level showing the beach in the foreground, The ancient forest and the end of the sandstone cliffs in the distance.
PETT is also an abbreviation for the Kamchatka Time Zone in Russia.

Pett is a village and civil parish in the Rother District of East Sussex, England. The village is located 5 miles (8.0 km) north-east of Hastings on the edge of Pett Level, the one-time marshes stretching along the coast of Rye Bay.

The road through the village leads down to the second village in the parish: Pett Level, the coastal part of which is known as Cliff End. Here there is a beach and, as the name suggests, the Weald sandstone cliffs reach their easternmost point. Pett Level marks the end of both the Royal Military Canal and the western end of the 1940s sea defence wall.[3] The Saxon Shore Way passes through Pett Level.

Pett parish church is dedicated to St Mary and St Peter.[4] Pett also has a Methodist chapel, originally Mount Calvary Bible Christian Chapel, and a small Church of England church at Cliff End.[5]


The manor of Pett belonged to a succession of families, including the Halle family, the Levett family, the Fletchers and the Medleys, before eventually passing to the Earls of Liverpool.[6]


There is a Site of Special Scientific Interest partly within the parish. Hastings Cliffs to Pett Beach runs along the coast and is of both biological and geological interest. The cliffs hold many fossils and have many habitats, including ancient woodland and shingle beaches.[7]


  1. ^ "East Sussex in Figures". East Sussex County Council. Retrieved 2008-04-26. 
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Notes on Pett Level
  4. ^ Parish church
  5. ^ Churches in Pett
  6. ^ A Compendious History of Sussex, Mark Antony Lower, 1870
  7. ^ "SSSI Citation — Hastings Cliffs to Pett Beach" (PDF). Natural England. Retrieved 2008-10-13. 

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