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Northiam

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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  • Click 'n' Stich

    Wednesday 25th May for 13 days
    Location: Rye

    Carol is a mixed media artist, creating hand painted, stitched and embellished original textile pictures, whilst Nigel does photography, focusing ... more

  • Rye Bonfire Auction of Promises

    Thursday 26th May
    Location: Rye

    RYE & DISTRICT BONFIRE SOCIETY AUCTION OF PROMISES, ANTIQUES AND MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS on Thursday, 26 May 2022 at the Tudor ... more

  • Platinum Jubilee Special Farmers Market

    Friday 3rd June @ 10:00am
    Location: Brede

    Platinum Jubilee Special Farmers Market Brede Village Hall FRIDAY 3rd June; 10 – 12 A great opportunity to stock up ... more

  • Antony & Cleopatra

    Friday 3rd June
    Location: Three Oaks

    Antony & Cleopatra was first shortlisted as the autumn production for 2015 and then was postponed during the pandemic in ... more

  • Antony & Cleopatra

    Saturday 4th June
    Location: Three Oaks

    Antony & Cleopatra was first shortlisted as the autumn production for 2015 and then was postponed during the pandemic in ... more

  • Antony & Cleopatra

    Sunday 5th June
    Location: Three Oaks

    Antony & Cleopatra was first shortlisted as the autumn production for 2015 and then was postponed during the pandemic in ... more

  • David Austin Evening

    Thursday 9th June @ 6:00pm
    Location: Tenterden

    Andrew Rollings, an expert from the David Austin team will present tips for pruning and caring for your roses, to ... more

  • Antony & Cleopatra

    Friday 10th June
    Location: Three Oaks

    Antony & Cleopatra was first shortlisted as the autumn production for 2015 and then was postponed during the pandemic in ... more

  • Antony & Cleopatra

    Saturday 11th June
    Location: Three Oaks

    Antony & Cleopatra was first shortlisted as the autumn production for 2015 and then was postponed during the pandemic in ... more

  • Antony & Cleopatra

    Wednesday 15th June
    Location: Rye

    Antony & Cleopatra was first shortlisted as the autumn production for 2015 and then was postponed during the pandemic in ... more

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