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Playden is located in East Sussex
Playden shown within East Sussex
Area 16.6 km2 (6.4 sq mi) -inc East Guldeford[1]
Population 340 (Parish-2011)[2]
• Density 51/sq mi (20/km2)
OS grid reference TQ925226
• London 52 miles (84 km) NW
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RYE
Postcode district TN31
Dialling code 01797
Police Sussex
Fire East Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
East SussexCoordinates: 50°58′N 0°44′E / 50.97°N 0.74°E / 50.97; 0.74
Playden Oasts Hotel, Playden

Playden is a village and civil parish in the Rother District of East Sussex, England. The village is located one mile (1.6 km) north-west of Rye. It is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Pleidena; it is a largely rural parish, having no village centre, and the hamlet of Houghton Green is included in the parish. Playden's main occupation was fishing: the fish were salted in a one-time settlement known as Saltcote, after the fact that it had a fish salting industry based there. Saltcote Street is now all that remains of that industry.[3]

The Norman church is dedicated to St Michael.[4]

Within the parish there is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), Houghton Green Cliff. This is an exposed cliff face displaying sandstones of geological interest.[5]

In addition, part of the Dungeness, Romney Marsh & Rye SSSI lies within Playden parish


  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 the village
  4. ^ St Michael's church
  5. ^ "SSSI Citation — Houghton Green Cliff" (PDF). Natural England. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 

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