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Bexhill, East Sussex

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Bexhill, East Sussex

Bexhill-on-Sea (often simply Bexhill) is a town in the county of East Sussex, in the south of England, within the District of Rother. It has a population of approximately 40,000. The Anglo-Saxon name for the settlement was Bexelei, from leah—a glade where the box tree grows.
Administrative CountyEast Sussex
Traditional CountySussex
OS GridTQ7308
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
Police AuthoritySussex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEast Sussex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEast Sussex
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01424
Population41,173 (2007)

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

Beckes Hill ~ Bexelei

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

Bexhill.-- par. and township with ry. sta., Sussex, 5 miles SW. of Hastings, 8015 ac. pop. 2452; P.O., T.O.; has chalybeate springs.

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