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Ditchling, East Sussex

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Ditchling, East Sussex

Ditchling is a village and civil parish in the Lewes District of East Sussex, England. The village is contained within the boundaries of the South Downs National Park; the order confirming the establishment of the park was signed in Ditchling. An artistic community founded by the artist Eric Gill during the early 20th century, and known as The Guild of St Joseph and St Dominic survived until 1989.
Administrative CountyEast Sussex
Traditional CountySussex
OS GridTQ3215
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthoritySussex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEast Sussex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEast Sussex
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01273
Population1,802 (2001 Census)

Other names by which Ditchling, East Sussex has been known in the past


Ditchling, East Sussex in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Ditchling (or Ditchelling), par. and vil., E. Sussex, 6m.N. of Brighton, 4265 ac., pop. 1342; P.O.; Ditchling Beacon (858 f t.)is the highest point of the South Downs.

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