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Beckley in East Sussex

Nestled in the rolling East Sussex countryside is the genteel village of Beckley.

Beckley has an incredibly rich historical tapestry. A central part of the Wealden/East Sussex iron industry, Beckley manufactured a range of iron-based goods including guns and cannons for almost 200 years, with production starting in 1578 and grinding to a halt in 1770.

Beckley also has a small claim to fame; the etymological origination for a type of fruit. Maria Ann Sherwood of neighbouring Peasmarsh, East Sussex, married Thomas Smith of Beckley in 1818. After immigrating to New South Wales in Australia in 1838, the couple was particularly adept at growing a certain type of seedling apple; what we come to know today as the "Granny Smith" variety.

Similar to much of rural East Sussex, Beckley's church (All Saints) is situated away from the main village; possibly down to relocation following the Black Death outbreak in the 14th century. The church itself is a temporal jumble, with a spire dating from the 11th century, a stunning 15th century stain glass window in the east of the building (Great East Window) and contains furnishings which are understood to be more than 800 years old.

Beckley has several cozy B&B's as well as the popular Rose & Crown pub to unwind in. Beckley is a fantastic choice for a fact-finding journey amongst the stunning East Sussex countryside.

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  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 16th November @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Rye Country Market will be open every Friday from 9th March - 14th December. We sell Cakes, Savouries, Preserves, Free ... more

  • An Evening With Richard Suart

    Friday 16th November
    Location: Newenden

    Richard Suart will play extracts from his recordings and talk of his life in opera, with special reference to English ... more

  • Christmas Mini Market & Grand Draw

    Saturday 17th November @ 10:00am
    Location: Sandhurst

    Christmas Mini Market & Grand Draw. Address: The Mission Church, Back Road, Sandhurst TN18 5DU A fundraiser for St Nicholas ... more

  • Red Door's Opening Exhibition - Tina Kaul

    Saturday 17th November for 10 days @ 11:00am
    Location: Rye

    Rye's brand new gallery, Red Door, opens its doors with an exhibition from its founder, Tina Kaul, an artist, composer ... more

  • Grand Opening Red Door Alchemist Gallery

    Saturday 17th November @ 11:30am
    Location: Rye

    Grand Opening of the Red Door Alchemist Gallery at 58 Cinque Ports Street, Rye TN31 7AN. ... more

  • Classic and Custom Car Cruise

    Sunday 18th November
    Location: Rye

    A convoy of stunning classic and custom cars heads from Pontins to Rye on Sunday afternoon. The Mayor of Rye ... more

  • Bridge and Afternoon Tea

    Monday 19th November
    Location: Udimore

    At Udimore Community Hall, Udimore. TN31 6BB. (Please bring table, cards, pencils and cloth) £44 per table – please e ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 23rd November @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Rye Country Market will be open every Friday from 9th March - 14th December. We sell Cakes, Savouries, Preserves, Free ... more

  • Jazz in the Village

    Friday 23rd November
    Location: Pett

    An evening of high quality, sophisticated, melodic jazz with the emphasis on improvisation with Ian Millar – saxophone and Dominic ... more

  • Kate Iles

    Saturday 24th November for 51 days
    Location: Rye

    A little show for Christmas. Peek behind the curtain, where you will spy Kate’s magical illuminated picture boxes and feel ... more

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