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Sedlescombe is located in East Sussex
 Sedlescombe shown within East Sussex
Area  12.6 km2 (4.9 sq mi) [1]
Population 1,330 (Parish-2007)[1]
   – density  273/sq mi (105/km2)
OS grid reference TQ781180
   – London  48 mi (77 km) NW 
District Rother
Shire county East Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BATTLE
Postcode district TN33
Dialling code 01424
Police Sussex
Fire East Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Bexhill and Battle
List of places
East Sussex

Coordinates: 50°56′N 0°32′E / 50.93°N 0.53°E / 50.93; 0.53

Sedlescombe is a village and civil parish in the Rother District of East Sussex, England.[2] The village is located 7 mi (11 km) north of Hastings.

The parish lies within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The River Brede and its tributary the River Line flow through it; and Powdermill Reservoir is nearby. It has a population of approximately 1,500. The parish church is dedicated to St John the Baptist;[3] there is also a United Reformed Church in the village.

The village traces its roots back to Roman times.[citation needed] Indeed, the oldest house in the village (Asselton House) was formerly called Asselton Bath and is reputed to be on the site of a Roman bathhouse. The surrounding area is rich in Roman remains, including the headquarters of the Roman navy in Britain just 4 mi (6.4 km) away at Beauport Park in St Leonards-on-Sea.

The village hosts Pestalozzi International Village, an educational charity set up for children from developing countries to live and study. Originally established during World War II, it became established in its present form in 1957. The village school is Sedlescombe CE Primary School.[4]

Fifty years ago the village boasted two pubs, a butcher, a bakery, a newsagent, a blacksmith, a garage, two eateries and two general stores. Today only the village store and garage remain, although there is an award winning Bed & Breakfast Kester House, the Queens Head and a hotel called The Brickwall.

Sedlescombe Golf Club (previously Aldershaw Golf Club) is located just outside of the village and is also home to The James Andrews School of Golf

The parish includes the settlement of Kent Street, located on the A21 road. Durhamford Manor dates to the early 16th century.


  1. ^ a b "East Sussex in Figures". East Sussex County Council. Retrieved 2008-04-26. 
  2. ^ Sedlescombe Parish Council
  3. ^ Parish church
  4. ^ Sedlescombe CE Primary School

Further reading[edit]

  • Twenty Centuries in Sedlescombe: An East Sussex Parish Beryl Lucey 1999, Asselton Books ISBN 978-0953469505
  • A Village Where The World is One: The Story of the International Children's Village in England Beryl Lucey 1984

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