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Selmeston is located in East Sussex
Location within East Sussex
Area6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi) [1]
Population159 (2011)[2]
• Density73/sq mi (28/km2)
OS grid referenceTQ509068
• London47 miles (76 km) NNW
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtBN26
Dialling code01323
FireEast Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
East Sussex
50°50′N 0°08′E / 50.84°N 0.14°E / 50.84; 0.14Coordinates: 50°50′N 0°08′E / 50.84°N 0.14°E / 50.84; 0.14

Selmeston is a village and civil parish in the Wealden District of East Sussex, England. It is located eight miles (13 km) east of Lewes, to the north of the A27 road between there and Polegate.

The church existed at the time of its mention in the Domesday Book; it is dedicated to St Mary. The ecclesiastical parish is linked with the village of Alciston.

John C Wilmot (1895–1964) took his title of Baron from the village.


The lowest tier of government for Selmeston is a Parish meeting.[3] Instead of voting for representatives, a small parish may hold a community meeting twice a year to which all the electors may attend and vote on issues.

Wealden District Council is the next tier of government, for which Selmeston is part of the Alfriston ward,[4] along with Alfriston, Berwick, Chalvington & Ripe and Alciston. The ward returns one councillor, who was a Conservative in the May 2007 election.[4]

Selmeston is represented at the East Sussex County Council as part of the Alfriston, East Hoathly & Hellingly Ward. The May 2005 election returned the Conservative Councillor John Garvican.[5]

The parliamentary district for Selmeston is Lewes. The general election in May 2015 elected the Conservative MP Maria Caulfield.

At European level, Selmeston is represented by the South-East region, which holds ten seats in the European Parliament. The June 2004 election returned four Conservatives, two Liberal Democrats, two UK Independence, one Labour and one Green, none of whom live in East Sussex.[6]


  1. ^ "East Sussex in Figures". East Sussex County Council. Retrieved 2008-04-26.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Selmeston Parish Meeting". Wealden District Council. Retrieved 2008-11-29.
  4. ^ a b "District Council Elections" (PDF). Wealden District Council. 2007-05-03. p. 1. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 31, 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-19.
  5. ^ "County Council Election, 5 May 2005". East Sussex County Council. Retrieved 2008-01-06.
  6. ^ "UK MEP's". UK Office of the European Parliament. Archived from the original on 2007-01-24. Retrieved 2007-01-25.

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