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Ringmer, Sussex

Historical Description

Ringmer, a village and a parish in Sussex. The village stands 2½ miles NE of Lewes station on the L.B. & S.C.R., and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Lewes. Acreage of parish, 5739; population, 1497. Ringmer is supposed to have got its name by corruption of Regnimere, with allusion to the ancient Regnum; and was the place from which White of Selborne dated many of his letters. Broyle Place is an ancient mansion, supposed to have been built by one of the archbishops of Canterbury, but only a portion of it remains. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester; gross value, £300 with residence. Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The church is very ancient, and contains several brasses and numerous monuments; the tower was rebuilt in 1886. There is a Congregational chapel and several small charities.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySussex 
Ecclesiastical parishRingmer St. Mary 
Poor Law unionChailey 

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CountyEast Sussex
RegionSouth East
Postal districtBN8
Post TownLewes