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Northiam in East Sussex

Northiam has everything expected of a village rich in history- old cottages, fine houses, even a parish-pump on the green. From the restored railway station you can take an exciting ride on the steam train along the Rother Valley either to Tenterden or Bodiam. Alternatively, travel by an enchanting pleasure-boat on the Rother from Northiam to Bodiam.

The fine Church of St Mary's, dating from 1090, houses the Pony and Hand Hearse made for the 1887 Jubilee of Queen Victoria.

Near the church a time-battered Oak stands on the Village Green at the spot where Queen Elizabeth stopped on her way to Rye and enjoyed a meal made by George Bishop and family from Hayes Farm. The Virgin Queen left behind in Northiam a lasting memento of Her visit-namely a pair of green damask shoes. In May 1944 four Prime Ministers gathered on the playing fields for a final inspection of the troops of Southern Command before D Day. Their names are recorded on the gates erected by the parish to Commemorate the visit.

The St Francis Hospital for animals flourishes in Northiam on land given by Miss Kitty Comport to the Sussex Blue Cross.

The gardens of the Tudor house Great Dixter have been made famous by Christopher Lloyd, author and television gardener. Great Dixter was bought in 1910 by Nathaniel Lloyd, author of books on brickwork and topiary and restored by Edwin Lutyens. Nathaniel designed the framework of the garden which Christopher Lloyd has made world-renowned with his planting designs.

Another Fine property is Brickwall House originally the home of The Frewen Family. Open to the public on certain days, it is now a College with fine pictures and extensive gardens.

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  • Murder Mystery Evening

    Saturday 19th January
    Location: Icklesham

    Murder Mystery Evening - teams of 6 at £10 per person which includes a Ploughman's Supper. To book your team ... more

  • Recycle Swap Shop

    Saturday 19th January @ 9:30am
    Location: Rye

    Recycle Swap Shop at Tilling Green Community Centre, Mason Road, Rye! Doors open at 09:30, if you have stuff to ... more

  • Sinbad the Sailor

    Friday 25th January for 2 days
    Location: Rye

    Acting Up in Rye present Sinbad the Sailor. There will be a matinee on Saturday 26th January, 2019 at 2.30pm. ... more

  • Weight Loss Surgery - Free Open Event

    Saturday 26th January @ 10:30am
    Location: Benenden

    Our Free Weight Loss Surgery Open Event gives visitors the chance to find out about the range of weight loss ... more

  • Jazz Supper at The Mermaid

    Thursday 31st January
    Location: Rye

    Annie Dehaney Steven is a versatile jazz vocalist with a warm, smoky voice, a witty and engaging stage presence and ... more

  • Scallops Shanties and Songs of the Sea

    Friday 22nd February
    Location: Rye

    Now in its fifth year … Rye Bay Crew present a medley of scallops and music of the sea; an ... more

  • Rye Scallop Week

    Saturday 23rd February for 9 days
    Location: Rye

    Rye Scallop Week - lots of events - further details to follow. ... more

  • Jumble Sale

    Saturday 23rd February @ 2:30am
    Location: Northiam

    Northiam Village Hall Trust will be holding a JUMBLE SALE on Saturday 23rd February. A great change to clear out ... more

  • Scallops Shanties and Songs of the Sea

    Saturday 23rd February
    Location: Rye

    Now in its fifth year … Rye Bay Crew present a medley of scallops and music of the sea; an ... more

  • Quiz Night

    Saturday 23rd February
    Location: Northiam

    We are pleased to invite you to join in our Quiz Night on Saturday 23rd February at 7.30pm in Northiam ... more

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