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Hailsham, East Sussex

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Hailsham, East Sussex

Hailsham is a civil parish and the largest of the five main towns in the Wealden district of East Sussex, England. Mentioned in the Domesday Book, the town of Hailsham has had a long history of industry and agriculture. Whilst the town is undoubtedly moving with the times, it still retains its character as a market town.
DistrictWealden
Post townHAILSHAM
Administrative CountyEast Sussex
Traditional CountySussex
OS GridTQ5909
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthoritySussex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEast Sussex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEast Sussex
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01323
Population20,500
 

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

Hamelesham

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

Hailsham, town and par. with ry. sta., E. Sussex, 64½ miles SE. of London, 5330 ac., pop. 2964; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks; is a thriving town, with one of the largest cattle and sheep markets in Sussex.

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