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Seaford, East Sussex

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Seaford, East Sussex

Seaford is a coastal town in the county of East Sussex, on the south coast of England. Lying east of Newhaven and Brighton and west of Eastbourne, it is the largest town in Lewes district, with a population of about 23,000. In the Middle Ages, Seaford was one of the main ports serving Southern England, but the town's fortunes declined due to coastal sedimentation silting up its harbour and persistent raids by French pirates.
DistrictLewes
Post townSEAFORD
Administrative CountyEast Sussex
Traditional CountySussex
OS GridTV4899
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthoritySussex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEast Sussex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEast Sussex
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01323
Population23,161 (Parish-2007)
 

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

Seford

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

Seaford, town and par. with ry. sta., Sussex, 2¾ miles SE. of Newhaven, 2347 ac., pop. 1674; P.O., T.O. Seaford was an ancient incorporation, and sent 2 members to Parliament from 1298 till 1832; it was made a corporate member of the Cinque Port of Hastings in the reign of Henry VIII. It is rapidly increasing in importance as a place of seaside resort, and has fisheries, See PEVENSEY, LOWEY OF.

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