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Fairlight, East Sussex

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Fairlight, East Sussex

Fairlight is a village in East Sussex, England within Rother district, three miles (5 km) to the east of Hastings. Fairlight is also the name of the civil parish forming part of the Rother district which includes the villages of Fairlight and Fairlight Cove. The village of Fairlight lies on a minor road between Ore, Pett and Winchelsea. St Andrew's Church (built 1845) has a tall tower and beacon turret, and can be seen for some distance around.
Administrative CountyEast Sussex
Traditional CountySussex
OS GridTQ8612
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 code01424
Population1,682 (Parish-2007)

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


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

Fairlight, coast par. and vil., E. Sussex, 2 ½ miles NE. of Hastings, 2884 ac. and 291 foreshore, pop. 482; in vicinity of vil. are Fairlight Down (599 ft.), Fairlight Glen, a densely wooded hollow, and the seats of Fairlight Lodge and Fairlight Place.

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