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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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  • Restart a Heart

    Wednesday 18th October @ 7:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Rother Responderd will be demonstrating easy to learn skills that could save a life. Join us at RYE FIRE STATION ... more

  • Rye Country Market

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

    Rye Country Market will be open every Friday from 10th March - 15th December. We sell Cakes, Savouries, Preserves, Free ... more

  • Robert Reid - Music

    Friday 20th October
    Location: Rye

    Robert Reid music at the Grapevine. ... more

  • Angelo Tristan Band at the Ypres

    Friday 20th October
    Location: Rye

    Angelo Tristan Band at the Ypres. ... more

  • Wild Boar Hog Hunt

    Saturday 21st October for 9 days
    Location: Rye

    Over 100 shops in Rye will celebrate Wild Boar Week by displaying a card-Boar-d wild boar in their window. Each ... more

  • Wild Boar Week

    Saturday 21st October for 9 days
    Location: Rye

    A celebration of game in Rye. Restaurants will be showcasing an array of gamey treats including Mallard, Partridge Pheasant, Rabbit ... more

  • Free Family Art Workshop- Willow Whale

    Saturday 21st October @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    ‘The Willow Whale’ workshop has been designed for children and families to create something beautiful and playful together. We will ... more

  • Tatners at Olde Worlde Wines

    Saturday 21st October
    Location: Rye

    On the Menu -Glazed, Slow and Sticky Wild Boar Belly Ribs with Shredded Asian Salad, Coriander, Fresh Chilli and a ... more

  • Guided Ghost Walk of Rye

    Saturday 21st October @ 5:00pm
    Location: Rye

    A unique opportunity to explore the ancient streets of Rye after dark with the Deputy Town Cryer. Hear tales of ... more

  • Northiam Bonfire Procession & Fireworks

    Saturday 21st October
    Location: Northiam

    Northiam's Bonfire Procession will be held on Saturday 21st October, leaving the Bonfire Field (on the A28 south of the ... more

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