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Fletching, East Sussex

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Fletching, East Sussex

Fletching (also known as a flight) is the aerodynamic stabilization of arrows or darts with materials such as feathers, each piece of which is referred to as a fletch. The word is related to the French word fl├Ęche, meaning "arrow," via Old French; the ultimate root is Frankish fliukka. A fletcher is a maker of arrows.
Administrative CountyEast Sussex
Traditional CountySussex
OS GridTQ4223
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthoritySussex

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

Flescingee ~ Flescinge

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

Fletching, par. and vil., E. Sussex, on river Ouse, 8 miles N. of Lewes, 8522 ac., pop. 2213; P.O., T.O.; the church (Early English, with Norman tower) contains the tomb of Gibbon (1737-1794), the historian.

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