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Pevensey, East Sussex

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Pevensey, East Sussex

Pevensey is a village and civil parish in the Wealden district of East Sussex, England. The main village is located 5 miles (8 km) north-east of Eastbourne, one mile (1.6 km) inland from Pevensey Bay. The settlement of Pevensey Bay forms part of the parish.
Administrative CountyEast Sussex
Traditional CountySussex
OS GridTQ6404
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
Population3,152 (2007)

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

Anderida ~ Andredscaster ~ Caer Andred ~ Pefensea ~ Pemsey ~ Pemsy ~ Peowensea ~ Pevensell ~ Pevensey Haven ~ Pewenesea ~ Pevenesel

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

Pevensey.-- small market town and par. with ry. sta., on coast of Sussex - par., 4392 ac., pop. 365; town, on river Ashburn, near Pevensey Bay, 4½ miles SE. of Hailsham and 12½ SW. of Hastings; P.O., and P.O. at Pevensey Road. Market-day, Thursday. Pevensey is a very old place, and occupies the site of the Roman Anderida on Ermine Street. During the Saxon period, and for some time after the Norman Conquest, it was a port of some consequence, but fell into decline about the time of Henry III. The castle, now a picturesque ruin, stands on an eminence, and was built soon after the Norman Conquest. Pevensey Bay (where the Conqueror disembarked his forces in 1066) is a shallow indentation, measuring 5 miles across the entrance. Pevensey Point is at its E. side; Pevensey Shoal lies off the Point. Pevensey gives title of viscount to the Earl of Sheffield.

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