Hastings

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Hastings is a seaside town and borough in East Sussex on the south coast of England, 24 mi east to the county town of Lewes and 53 mi south east of London.wikipedia
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Battle of Hastings

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The town gives its name to the Battle of Hastings, which took place 8 mi to the north-west at Senlac Hill in 1066.
It took place approximately 7 mi northwest of Hastings, close to the present-day town of Battle, East Sussex, and was a decisive Norman victory.

Cinque Ports

Cinque PortBarons of the Cinque Portsfive English ports
It later became one of the medieval Cinque Ports. In the Middle Ages Hastings became one of the Cinque Ports; Sandwich, Dover and New Romney being the first, Hastings and Hythe followed, all finally being joined by Rye and Winchelsea, at one point 42 towns were directly or indirectly affiliated with the group.
Rye and Winchelsea were attached to Hastings as "Ancient Towns" in the 12th century, and later became members in their own right.

Beauport Park

Iron was worked locally at Beauport Park, to the north of the town.
Beauport Park is a house near Hastings, East Sussex, England.

Hastings Castle

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In the 13th century, much of the town and half of Hastings Castle was washed away in the South England flood of February 1287.
Hastings Castle is a keep and bailey castle ruin situated in the town of Hastings, East Sussex.

Winchelsea

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In the Middle Ages Hastings became one of the Cinque Ports; Sandwich, Dover and New Romney being the first, Hastings and Hythe followed, all finally being joined by Rye and Winchelsea, at one point 42 towns were directly or indirectly affiliated with the group.
Winchelsea is a small town in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex, within the historic county of Sussex, England, located between the High Weald and the Romney Marsh, approximately 2 mi south west of Rye and 7 mi north east of Hastings.

Joseph Kay (architect)

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In the Crescent (designed by architect Joseph Kay) is the classical style church of St Mary in the Castle (its name recalling the old chapel in the castle above) now in use as an arts centre.
Joseph Kay (1775—1847) was an English architect, particularly active in the early years of the 19th century, and associated with the layout of central Greenwich and with Hastings.

Hythe, Kent

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In the Middle Ages Hastings became one of the Cinque Ports; Sandwich, Dover and New Romney being the first, Hastings and Hythe followed, all finally being joined by Rye and Winchelsea, at one point 42 towns were directly or indirectly affiliated with the group.
Hythe was the central Cinque Port, sitting between Hastings and New Romney to the west and Dover and Sandwich to the east.

Bulverhythe

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Bulverhythe was probably a harbour used by Danish invaders, which suggests that -hythe or hithe means a port or small haven. The Borough is divided into sixteen electoral wards; Ashdown, Baird, Braybrooke, Castle, Central St Leonards, Conquest, Gensing, Hollington, Maze Hill, Old Hastings, Ore, St Helens, Silverhill, Tressell, West St Leonards and Wishing Tree. Beyond Bulverhythe, the western end of Hastings is marked by low-lying land known as Glyne Gap, separating it from Bexhill-on-Sea.
Bulverhythe, also known as West St Leonards, Bo Peep, Filsham, West Marina, or Harley Shute, is a suburb of Hastings, East Sussex, England with its Esplanade and 15 ft thick sea wall.

Hastings Old Town

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The Borough is divided into sixteen electoral wards; Ashdown, Baird, Braybrooke, Castle, Central St Leonards, Conquest, Gensing, Hollington, Maze Hill, Old Hastings, Ore, St Helens, Silverhill, Tressell, West St Leonards and Wishing Tree.
Hastings Old Town is an area in Hastings, England roughly corresponding to the extent of the town prior to the nineteenth century.

Haestingas

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This is derived from the Old English tribal name Hæstingas, meaning `the constituency (followers) of Hæsta'.
They gave their name to Hastings.

Hollington, Hastings

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The Borough is divided into sixteen electoral wards; Ashdown, Baird, Braybrooke, Castle, Central St Leonards, Conquest, Gensing, Hollington, Maze Hill, Old Hastings, Ore, St Helens, Silverhill, Tressell, West St Leonards and Wishing Tree.
Hollington is a suburb and local government ward in the northwest of Hastings, East Sussex.

Crowhurst, East Sussex

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It is in the West St Leonards ward, stretching into the parish of Crowhurst.
Crowhurst is an isolated village situated five miles (8 km) north-west of Hastings in East Sussex.

Fairlight, East Sussex

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The sandstone cliffs have been the subject of considerable erosion in relatively recent times: much of the Castle was lost to the sea before the present sea defences and promenade were built, and a number of cliff-top houses are in danger of disappearing around the nearby village of Fairlight.
Fairlight is a village in East Sussex, England within Rother district, three miles (5 km) to the east of Hastings.

Hastings Country Park

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There are three Sites of Special Scientific Interest within the borough; Marline Valley Woods, Combe Haven and Hastings Cliffs To Pett Beach.
Hastings Country Park was formed in 1974 and covers 345 ha east of Hastings in England.

Battle, East Sussex

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Roads from the Old Town valley lead towards the Victorian area of Clive Vale and the former village of Ore, from which "The Ridge", marking the effective boundary of Hastings, extends north-westwards towards Battle.
Hastings is to the south-east and Bexhill-on-Sea to the south.

St Leonards-on-Sea

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The Borough is divided into sixteen electoral wards; Ashdown, Baird, Braybrooke, Castle, Central St Leonards, Conquest, Gensing, Hollington, Maze Hill, Old Hastings, Ore, St Helens, Silverhill, Tressell, West St Leonards and Wishing Tree. Once that move away from the old town had begun, it led to the further expansion along the coast, eventually linking up with the new St Leonards.
St Leonards-on-Sea (commonly known as St Leonards) is a town and seaside resort in the Borough of Hastings in East Sussex, England.

Bexhill-on-Sea

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Beyond Bulverhythe, the western end of Hastings is marked by low-lying land known as Glyne Gap, separating it from Bexhill-on-Sea.
At this time, the term Hastings would have referred to this whole area rather than the town itself as it does today.

East Sussex County Council

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Hastings Borough Council is now in the second tier of local government, below East Sussex County Council.
The other two, Eastbourne and Hastings, are mainly urban areas.

Hastings and Rye (UK Parliament constituency)

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Since 1983, it has been part of the parliamentary constituency of Hastings and Rye; the current MP, since 2010, is Amber Rudd of the Conservative Party.
As its name suggests, the main settlements in the constituency are the seaside resort of Hastings and smaller nearby tourist town of Rye.

St Leonard's Church, St Leonards-on-Sea

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The original part St Leonards was bought by James Burton and laid out by his son, the architect Decimus Burton, in the early 19th century as a new town: a place of elegant houses designed for the well-off; it also included a central public garden, a hotel, an archery, assembly rooms and a church.
St Leonard's Church is an Anglican church in the St Leonards-on-Sea area of Hastings, a town and borough in the English county of East Sussex.

Rye, East Sussex

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In the Middle Ages Hastings became one of the Cinque Ports; Sandwich, Dover and New Romney being the first, Hastings and Hythe followed, all finally being joined by Rye and Winchelsea, at one point 42 towns were directly or indirectly affiliated with the group.
Rye fishing boats are code-lettered RX (from "R"ye, Susse"x"; this registration is also used by the Hastings fishing fleet) and land fish daily.

Ore Valley

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The Borough is divided into sixteen electoral wards; Ashdown, Baird, Braybrooke, Castle, Central St Leonards, Conquest, Gensing, Hollington, Maze Hill, Old Hastings, Ore, St Helens, Silverhill, Tressell, West St Leonards and Wishing Tree. Roads from the Old Town valley lead towards the Victorian area of Clive Vale and the former village of Ore, from which "The Ridge", marking the effective boundary of Hastings, extends north-westwards towards Battle.
Ore, a former village, is still known locally as a village by local population, although it now a suburb of the urban area of the town and borough of Hastings in East Sussex, England.

Central Recreation Ground

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Hastings main shopping centre is Priory Meadow Shopping Centre, which was built on the site of the old Central Recreation Ground which played host to some Sussex CCC first-class fixtures, and cricketing royalty such as Dr. W. G. Grace and Sir Don Bradman.
The Central Recreation Ground was a cricket ground in Hastings, East Sussex, used for first-class and List A cricket between 1864 and 1996.

Rape (county subdivision)

Raperapesa county subdivision
Its importance was such that it also gave its name to one of the six Rapes or administrative districts of Sussex.
At the time of the Norman Conquest there were four rapes: Arundel, Lewes, Pevensey and Hastings.

Marline Valley Woods

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There are three Sites of Special Scientific Interest within the borough; Marline Valley Woods, Combe Haven and Hastings Cliffs To Pett Beach.
Marline Valley Woods is a 55.1 ha biological Site of Special Scientific Interest on the western outskirts of Hastings in East Sussex.