Medieval Settlement Remains Immediately West of St Pancras's Church

East Sussex

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County Council

East Sussex County Council

District Council

Wealden District Council



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Grid Reference

OV542542 (554212, 107439)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.8453, 0.190747

Nearest Postcode

BN26 6SE

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The abandoned part of a medieval settlement situated upon low-lying clay on the south eastern bank of the River Cuckmere. It represents most of the original extent of the village of Arlington, which has since shifted to higher ground to the east of the parish church. The abandoned part of the settlement survives as an area of earthworks and associated buried remains, the most distinctive features of which are a roughly rectangular area interpreted as the now disused, western half of the churchyard, hollow ways, at least four building platforms and two now dry depressions thought to represent contemporary village ponds. Reuse of the monument during World War II is represented by a small circular anti-aircraft gun emplacement situated close to the south west corner of the churchyard.

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