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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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  • Ryebellion Drummers

    Monday 16th July @ 7:30pm
    Location: Rye

    We are the drumming group of the Rye & District Bonfire Society. We perform at events throughout the Sussex bonfire ... more

  • Mrs Yarringtons Music Club - Doug Macleod

    Tuesday 17th July
    Location: Whatlington

    Another returnee for our 10th anniversary, but anyone who witnessed his last visit will be there. Doug MacLeod, perennial Blues ... more

  • Oberon's Cure

    Wednesday 18th July @ 7:30pm
    Location: Sandhurst

    The very popular Rude Mechanical Theatre Company will be coming back to Sandhurst Recreation Ground this summer on Wednesday 18th ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 20th July @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

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

  • Merchant of Venice Open Air Shakespeare

    Friday 20th July
    Location: Three Oaks

    Open Air at Half House Farm, Butchers Lane,Three Oaks, TN35 4NE, Bowler Crab Productions will perform their 12th Shakespearean production ... more

  • Merchant of Venice Open Air Shakespeare

    Saturday 21st July
    Location: Three Oaks

    Open Air at Half House Farm, Butchers Lane,Three Oaks, TN35 4NE, Bowler Crab Productions will perform their 12th Shakespearean production ... more

  • The School of Wizards Adventure Quests

    Monday 23rd July for 40 days
    Location: Rye

    Unique family interactive and immersive quest shows. Ages 7 to adult. Monsters, Magic and Mystery. Using actors, puppets and storytelling, ... more

  • Ryebellion Drummers

    Monday 23rd July @ 7:30pm
    Location: Rye

    We are the drumming group of the Rye & District Bonfire Society. We perform at events throughout the Sussex bonfire ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 27th July @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

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

  • Iden Village Fete

    Saturday 28th July
    Location: Iden

    A typical country village fete complete with boot fair, burgers, bands, and stalls with bargains. The ‘show rings’ include many ... more

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