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Bishopstone, East Sussex

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Bishopstone, East Sussex

Bishopstone is a hamlet with a population of about 200 people, located along a dead-end road west of Seaford, East Sussex. Bishopstone was an episcopal manor, hence its name meaning "dwelling place of the bishop". The church, dedicated to Saint Andrew, is thought to date from the 8th century, and may well be the oldest in the county. It was rebuilt in 1200.
Post townSEAFORD
Administrative CountyEast Sussex
Traditional CountySussex
OS GridTQ4701
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 code01323

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


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

Bishopstone, coast par. with ry. sta., E. Sussex, 9 miles SE. of Lewes, 1801 ac., pop. 277; P.O; birthplace of Rev. J. Hurdis (1763-1801), author of the "Village Curate.".

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