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Hellingly is a small village just off the A267 at the northern end of the River Cuckmere, 12 miles east of Lewes and 9 miles north of Eastbourne. The name probably derives from the Old English `hyllinga-leage` = clearing of the hill dwellers. The 12th century church - St.Peter & St.Paul - is built on the last undamaged ciric in Sussex; a ciric is a circular Celtic burial mound (the circle is believed to be the Celtic symbol of immortality), although the mound is not now circular but oval, more land was given to the church in the 12th century. The church dates from 1190 with 13th century additions, it has two Norman windows with lancets and columns with carved capitals, the tower was rebuilt in 1836. In the churchyard can be found three gravestones enhanced with terracotta plaques made by Jonathan Harmer of Heathfield in the early 1800`s. Horselunges Manor is a 16th century manor house that was restored in 1925 by Walter Godfrey and is one of the most spectacular timber houses in Sussex. The Rector of Hellingly in the days of Queen Mary was John Milles, he was one of the Protestant martyrs burnt at the stake at Lewes in 1557. In 1887 some 400 acres of land was brought by Sussex Council from the Earl of Chichester and used for building the Sussex County Mental Hospital, designed by G.T Hine to a late Victorian design it opened in 1903, it even had its own railway line running to the grounds from Hellingly Station. The Hospital closed in 1994 and after lying derelict for many years the site is undergoing re-development. Likewise, Hellingly lost its railway in 1965 the trackbed is now the Cuckoo trail cycle path.


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Travelodge Hellingly Eastbourne (0.37 miles)

Travelodge Hellingly Eastbourne

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Boship Farm Hotel (1.13 miles)

Boship Farm Hotel

The Boship Farm Hotel is set within 17 acres of beautiful grounds with many features of a lovely 17th century farmhouse forming the core of the hotel. Good food is served in friendly surroundings and ... More | visit website

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Pekes (1.65 miles)


In the grounds of a Tudor (16th Century) Manor House, up a drive of 350 yards with unspoilt views of the Sussex countryside, Pekes offers a unique self-catering holiday. Peaceful, yet close to London ... More | visit website

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The Corn Exchange (1.96 miles)

The Corn Exchange

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This bed and breakfast offers clean, comfortable accommodation. The Corn Exchange also has a cafe, a bar and restaurant, a traditional real-ale bar, a nightclub and function room.

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Stoneacre Lodge Bed and Breakfast (2.48 miles)

Stoneacre Lodge Bed and Breakfast

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A beautifully converted open plan lodge with exposed beams, tastefully decorated in a 'New England' style. Whether you are visiting us ... More
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May Garland Inn (2.52 miles)

May Garland Inn
The May Garland Inn in Horam near Heathfield is a traditional family run inn with comfortable modern ensuite bedrooms which offers great Bed and Breakfast accommodation as well as serving great local food freshly cooked ... More | visit website
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Beechcroft (2.80 miles)


Four luxurious fully equipped detached cottages for 2 to 17 guests in an exquisite setting. Sympathetically converted to an exceptional standard from period farm buildings in a beautiful tranquil position on the edge of the ... More | visit website

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Cleavers Lyng 16th C Country House (3.89 miles)

Cleavers Lyng 16th C Country House
Cleavers Lyng is a unique grade II listed luxury country house of considerable charm and character dating back to 1577.† A 4 star highly commended, property, privately owned and operated.†† The house is situated in ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Eastbourne (Polegate) (4.18 miles)

Premier Inn Eastbourne (Polegate)
Conveniently located for Eastbourne and Polegate train stations. For shops and local amenities, Eastbourne town centre and seafront are only 6 miles away. Local attractions include scenic Beachy Head, Seven Sisters Country Park, Pevensey Castle ... More | visit website
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The Horseshoe Inn (4.18 miles)

The Horseshoe Inn

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This hotel is located in the picturesque village of Windmill Hill, overlooking the famous Hertsmonceux Castle and Observatory with spectacular and panoramic views of the Pevensey Levels. The Horseshoe Inn has en ... More

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