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Alciston, Sussex

Historical Description

Alciston, a parish and a hundred in Sussex, 2 miles S of Berwick station on the L.B. & S.C.R., and 6½ SE of Lewes. The money order office is at Alfriston; telegraph office at Berwick railway station. Acreage, 2090; population, 204. The manor belonged anciently to the Abbot of Battle. The village lies at the foot of the Downs. The living is a vicarage, united to Selmeston, in the diocese of Chichester. The church shows features of Norman and of Early English, and is in tolerable condition. The hundred of Alciston is in the rape of Pevensey, and comprises the parishes of Alciston, Alfriston, and Lullington. Some remains of a monastic house may be traced in the buildings of the Court House farm. The large barn near the church deserves attention- also the Columbarium of the monastery, which stands in the farmyard.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


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Ancient CountySussex 
Poor Law unionWest Firle 

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CountyEast Sussex
RegionSouth East
Postal districtBN26
Post TownPolegate