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St Martin's Church
Westmeston is located in East Sussex
Westmeston shown within East Sussex
Area 8.5 km2 (3.3 sq mi) [1]
Population 343 (Parish-2011)[2]
• Density 94/sq mi (36/km2)
OS grid reference TQ338136
• London 41 miles (66 km) N
Civil parish
  • Westmeston
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HASSOCKS
Postcode district BN6
Dialling code 01273
Police Sussex
Fire East Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
East Sussex
50°55′N 0°06′W / 50.91°N 0.10°W / 50.91; -0.10Coordinates: 50°55′N 0°06′W / 50.91°N 0.10°W / 50.91; -0.10

Westmeston is a hamlet and civil parish in the Lewes District of East Sussex, England. It is located four miles (6 km) south southeast of Burgess Hill and (10 km) west of Lewes, on the northern slopes of the South Downs.

The nearest shops lie to the west in the village of Ditchling.

The parish church is dedicated to St Martin and dates from the 12th and 14th centuries, with later additions and restorations. The nave was built soon after 1100, and the original north doorway remains. The ecclesiastical parish is also joined with Streat.


Clayton to Offham Escarpment is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, which stretches from Hassocks in the west and passes through many parishes including Westmeston, to Lewes in the east. The site is of biological importance due to its rare chalk grassland habitat along with its woodland and scrub.[3]

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  1. ^ "East Sussex in Figures". East Sussex County Council. Retrieved 26 April 2008. 
  2. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Retrieved 11 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Natural England - SSSI (Clayton to Offham Escarpment)". English Nature. Retrieved 11 October 2008. 
  4. ^ http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/8757316.Snowman_author_says___I_hate_Christmas_/

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