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Eastbourne, East Sussex

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Eastbourne, East Sussex

Eastbourne is a large town and borough in East Sussex, on the south coast of England. It is situated immediately east of Beachy Head, the highest chalk sea cliff in Great Britain and an area of outstanding natural beauty. This sheltered position contributes to Eastbourne’s title of sunniest place in Great Britain Eastbourne is a relatively new town. Prior to 1800, the area existed as four separate hamlets and surrounding farmland.
Administrative CountyEast Sussex
Traditional CountySussex
OS GridTQ5900
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
Police AuthoritySussex

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

Bourn ~ East Bourn ~ Borne ~ Burne

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

Eastbourne, watering-place, mun. bor., hundred, and par., E. Sussex, on the English Channel, 3 miles E. of Beachy Head and 66 SE. of London hy rail -- hundred and par., 4755 ac., pop. 21,595; mun. bor., 7597 ac., pop. 22,014; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 6 newspapers. Eastbourne originally consisted of the three hamlets of East Bourne, South Bourne, and Sea Houses. It is a rapidly growing place. In 1871 its population was only 10,361. Its principal features are the grand parade, 2½ miles long; tlne pier (1868), 1000 ft. in length; the carriage-drive along the cliff; the Devonshire park (12 ac.); the Devonshire baths; the pavilion, with its concert and floral halls, its reading rooms, &c.; and the Princess Alice Memorial Hospital (1883). Eastbourne was made a municipal borough in 1883. Many Roman antiquities have been found.

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