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Litlington, East Sussex

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Litlington, East Sussex

Litlington is a village in the Cuckmere valley in East Sussex, England, about 7 miles to the south east of Lewes. The name is Saxon, and probably indicates Litl's homestead. Maria Fitzherbert, mistress of George IV, lived at Clapham house in the village. During the 19th century, a chalk figure of a horse was cut into the downs to the west of the village. The figure, known as the Litlington White Horse, replaced an earlier one known to have been present from many years before.
Administrative CountyEast Sussex
Traditional CountySussex
OS GridTQ5201
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 Litlington, East Sussex has been known in the past


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

Littlington, par., Sussex, on river Cuckmere, 5 miles NW. of Eastbourne; 904 ac., pop. 89; P.O.

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