Sussex

The traditional Sussex emblem first known recording in 1611 by John Speed: Azure, six martlets or
The round-headed rampion, or Pride of Sussex, is Sussex's county flower
The South Downs meets the sea at the Seven Sisters
Museum model of how Fishbourne Roman Palace may have appeared
Map of Britain around 800 AD showing the kingdom of Sussex
Battle Abbey was founded to commemorate William's victory in the Battle of Hastings. The high altar was placed to mark the spot where King Harold died.
Lewes Crown Court is the first-tier Crown Court for Sussex
Map of Sussex in 1851 showing the six Rapes
The main building of the Royal Sussex County Hospital
The Royal Pavilion, Brighton
Percy Bysshe Shelley is one of Sussex's best-known poets
The Cure performing live in Singapore
Chichester Cathedral became the seat of Sussex's cathedral in 1075 after it was moved from Selsey
JM Keynes lived at Tilton near Firle from 1925 to 1946
Sliced Sussex Pond Pudding
The Long Man of Wilmington is Europe's largest representation of the human form
Chichester Canal by JMW Turner

Historic county in South East England that was formerly an independent medieval Anglo-Saxon kingdom.

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The traditional Sussex emblem first known recording in 1611 by John Speed: Azure, six martlets or

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West Sussex

County in South East England on the English Channel coast.

County in South East England on the English Channel coast.

Chichester Market Cross
1813/54 one inch to the mile OS map
General map of West Sussex.
The Coat of Arms of West Sussex County Council, used 1889 to 1975, is based on the heraldic shield of Sussex
Former flag of West Sussex County Council, used from 1889 to 1975
Wakehurst Place Gardens, Ardingly

After the reorganisation of local government in 1974, the ceremonial function of the historic county of Sussex was divided into two separate counties, West Sussex and East Sussex.

View south across the Weald of Kent as seen from the North Downs Way near Detling

Weald

Area of South East England between the parallel chalk escarpments of the North and the South Downs.

Area of South East England between the parallel chalk escarpments of the North and the South Downs.

View south across the Weald of Kent as seen from the North Downs Way near Detling
Geology of south-eastern England showing the High Weald in yellow-green (9a) and the Low Weald in darker green (9); chalk downland is in pale green (6)
Geological section from north to south: High and Low Weald shown as one
The Forest of Anderida during the Roman occupation of Britain
Autumn, Weald of Kent (1904), by Benjamin Haughton

It crosses the counties of Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex and Kent.

Worthing

Seaside town in West Sussex, England, at the foot of the South Downs, 10 mi west of Brighton, and 18 mi east of Chichester.

Seaside town in West Sussex, England, at the foot of the South Downs, 10 mi west of Brighton, and 18 mi east of Chichester.

"Weorð," an Old English word meaning 'valiant one'
The backfilled remains of a flint mine shaft, one of about 270 mine shafts at Cissbury. From around 4000BC, the South Downs above Worthing was Britain's earliest and largest flint-mining area.
The marbled Edwardian architecture of The Royal Arcade, Worthing
Photochrom print of South Street in the 1890s, showing the Old Town Hall
Built in 1933, Worthing Town Hall replaced the town's original Georgian town hall as the headquarters of Worthing Borough Council
At 184 m above sea level, the summit of Cissbury Ring is the highest point in Worthing.
The Church of St Andrew the Apostle (Church of England)
St Andrew's is the parish church of West Tarring.
The Masjid Assalam mosque serves the town's Sunni Muslim population.
Worthing College's campus in Broadwater
Worthing Victorian Promenade Shelter at Dusk, July 2018
A Southern train arrives at Worthing railway station.
Centenary House is the headquarters of the West Downs division of Sussex Police.
Harold Pinter's former house in Ambrose Place
Facing the seafront, the Dome Cinema first opened in 1911 and is one of the UK's oldest working cinemas.
Worthing Pier, an Art Deco masterpiece, 2018
Regency Townouses in Ambrose Place, Worthing
Beach House was built by John Rebecca in the 1820s.
Boat porches are found only in Worthing.
The dramatic Art Deco-inspired Warnes building on Marine Parade, Worthing
Lake at Brooklands Park.
Beach House Park.
The offices of the Worthing Herald and Worthing Advertiser opened in 1991.

It is historically part of Sussex in the rape of Bramber; Goring, which forms part of the rape of Arundel, was incorporated in 1929.

Britain around AD 800

Kingdom of Sussex

This refers to the "Kingdom of Sussex".

This refers to the "Kingdom of Sussex".

Britain around AD 800
16th-century Barnardi picture of Cædwalla granting lands to Wilfrid.
Harold Godwinson, the future king of England, shown on the Bayeux Tapestry riding with his knights to Bosham from where he set sail in 1064.
Remains of the burh wall at Burpham
Droveways such as this one near Chanctonbury Ring were used throughout the Saxon period to transport pigs and cattle between coastal areas and summer pasture in the Weald
Depiction of Ælle holding a shield with a design representing Sussex, taken from John Speed's 1611 "Saxon Heptarchy"

The Kingdom of Sussex had its initial focus in a territory based on the former kingdom and Romano-British civitas of the Regni and its boundaries coincided in general with those of the later county of Sussex.

An early mention of Kent in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle between 11th and 12th centuries

Kent

County in South East England and one of the home counties.

County in South East England and one of the home counties.

An early mention of Kent in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle between 11th and 12th centuries
The traditional Kent flag
Title page of William Lambarde's Perambulation of Kent (completed in 1570 and published in 1576), a historical description of Kent and the first published county history
The White Cliffs of Dover
View of the White Cliffs of Dover from France
Geological cross-section of Kent, showing how it relates to major towns
Converted oast houses at Frittenden
Canterbury Cathedral
The M2 and High Speed 1 crossing the Medway Valley, south of Rochester
A 300 km/h Eurostar train at km 48 (mile 30) on High Speed 1, near Strood
Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
Priestfield Stadium is the home of Gillingham FC, Kent's only Football League team

These are the results of erosion of the Wealden dome, a dome across Kent and Sussex created by alpine movements 20–10 million years ago.

South East England

One of the nine official regions of England at the first level of ITL for statistical purposes.

One of the nine official regions of England at the first level of ITL for statistical purposes.

Uffington White Horse, a prehistoric hill figure on the Berkshire Downs.
Harwell Science and Innovation Campus seen from the air in September 2015; the JANET academic computer network is headquartered there.
Terramycin, an early antibiotic developed by Pfizer in Kent, synthesised by American chemist Robert Burns Woodward, and led to the common antibiotic doxycycline.
South Foreland Lighthouse on Dover cliffs.
BritNed connects from the Isle of Grain in Medway to the TenneT network in the Netherlands.
England population density and low elevation coastal zones. South East England is particularly vulnerable to sea level rise
View of South East England coast from northern France.
The Litlington White Horse situated in the South Downs.
General Election results in 2017.
How the region voted in the 2016 European referendum; in the South East England region, only the Spelthorne district in Surrey strongly wanted to leave the EU; propensity for the EU followed the M3 and M4 corridors, western Oxfordshire and central parts of Sussex, including Brighton and Hove.
Reading School often gets the highest percentage of Oxbridge acceptances for a state school in England.
Tom Tower of Christ Church, Oxford; in 1920, the University of Oxford was the first in the UK to award degrees to women.
Redhill with the diesel Class 166 service run by First Great Western to Reading as the line has not got the Third rail electrification fully installed on the North Downs Line
Most main routes in the region are radials from London. Shown here is the A21. It is one of the major north–south routes connecting London and commuter towns and the coast
Vodafone HQ north of Newbury; it arrived as Racal-Vodafone in 1983, when Bayer also arrived; Vodafone is the world's second-biggest mobile phone company (the world's largest privately owned) with £40 billion of revenue and 464 million customers, and profits of £11bn; it has around 19M UK customers, and by value makes up about 5% of the FTSE 100.
Horlicks factory in Slough; GSK Slough makes 14,000 tonnes a year.
Jealott's Hill Research Station (pesticides), former ICI Plant Protection Division.
Sheilas' Wheels outside the head office of esure in Reigate; esure was started by Peter Wood.
Esso UK is based in Leatherhead; Esso have around 1,100 petrol stations in the UK - 14% of all stations, and pays around £7bn in UK tax, and own the Brent oil field; the site is also the worldwide base of ExxonMobil Aviation Fuels and Marine.
Martin-Baker Mk 9 ejection seat; Martin-Baker seats have saved around 950 RAF pilots, and around 7600 pilots around the world, and were developed by Sir James Martin (1893–1981) from Northern Ireland.
Argos head office on Avebury Boulevard in Milton Keynes; Argos was established in 1973 from what was the Green Shield Stamps company and shops, and since 2016 has been owned by Sainsbury's, formerly Home Retail Group.
The OU at Milton Keynes.
HQ of Draper Tools.
Ordnance Survey headquarters at Adanac Park.
National Air Traffic Service headquarters at Swanwick.
The AA's headquarters at Fanum House in Basingstoke.
Virgin Atlantic on Manor Royal in Crawley; Virgin has 12 747s compared to BA's 56, but both have around 18 of the new Airbus 380; Gatwick now flies 40 million passengers a year, a world record for a single-runway airport.
Around 1,000 Minis are made each day in Cowley; BMW bought the plant in 1994 and has made around 3m since 2001; there are 4,500 staff and around ten miles of conveyors; the engines are made at Hams Hall in North Warwickshire.
Williams F1 at Grove, next to the Great Western Main Line and A338, north of Wantage.
BBC Research was based until 2010 in Kingswood Warren near Reigate in Surrey on the A217, which was responsible for developing stereo and HD TV broadcasts and teletext.
Michael Whyte on Highpark Lad at the British Jumping Derby at Hickstead in June 2011.
The Bat & Ball Inn, Clanfield, the birthplace of cricket.

The North Downs Line runs from Berkshire then through Surrey to connect with Sussex and Kent.

County Hall, Lewes

East Sussex

County in South East England on the English Channel coast.

County in South East England on the English Channel coast.

County Hall, Lewes
Beachy Head and lighthouse, Eastbourne, East Sussex
Mermaid Street in Rye showing typically steep slope and cobbled surface
The Litlington White Horse in the village of Litlington
The A23, one of the major North-South routes.

East Sussex is part of the historic county of Sussex, which has its roots in the ancient kingdom of the South Saxons, who established themselves there in the 5th century AD, after the departure of the Romans.

The six rapes are represented on the Sussex flag by six martlets

Rape (county subdivision)

The six rapes are represented on the Sussex flag by six martlets
Arundel Castle
Bramber Castle
Chichester Castle
Hastings Castle
Lewes Castle
Pevensey Castle

A rape is a traditional territorial sub-division of the county of Sussex in England, formerly used for various administrative purposes.

Brighton and Hove

City and unitary authority in East Sussex, England.

City and unitary authority in East Sussex, England.

The Peace Statue on the seafront marks the border between Brighton and Hove
Brighton Town Hall at Bartholomews in The Lanes
Brighton beach
Hove Town Hall on Church Road
Portslade Station
Cockroost Bottom
Trigpoint on the approach to Mount Zion
Electricity Pylons on Cockroost Hill
Hangleton in the snow
West Blatchington windmill
Northward view along Warmdene Road, Patcham
Sweet Hill, near Patcham, Brighton, The old farm house
Varncombe Hill
Ewe Bottom from the Sussex Border Path
Sheep on Tegdown Hill
Southwestward view along Ladies Mile, Patcham
Chattri Brighton from the West
Northeastward view along Hollingbury Crescent, Hollingdean
View from Hollingbury Hill, Brighton
Footpath towards Moulsecoomb Wild Park
Stanmer Park
Stanmer Village
Bevendean Down (Local Nature Reserve)
Bridleway, Falmer Hill
1–14 Chichester Terrace, Kemp Town
Sheepcote Valley
Westward view across Brighton from Whitehawk Hill
St Wulfran, Ovingdean
Undercliff path East of Brighton
Happy Valley, Woodingdean
Track at The Bostle
The Patcham Pylons mark the border of Brighton and Hove on the A23
Corporate logo of the council
The council is currently composed of 20 Green, 17 Labour, 13 Conservative and 4 independent councillors

Hove Borough Council opposed the move on the grounds that Brighton would dominate affairs in the city, and the commission acknowledged that residents of Hove "have significant negative feelings towards Brighton" and greater identification towards Sussex.

Crawley

Large town and borough in West Sussex, England.

Large town and borough in West Sussex, England.

St John the Baptist's Church from the southeast
Crawley signal box in 2008
Queen's Square in the central shopping area, looking towards the bandstand, The Body Shop, Marks & Spencer and the former Woolworths store
One of the neighbourhood churches: St Mary's in Southgate (now a locally listed building)
Borough of Crawley shown within West Sussex
Crawley Town Hall, on The Boulevard in the town centre
Ordnance Survey map of the Crawley area, 1932
The Southgate neighbourhood's parade of shops
Each neighbourhood has colour-coded street name signs (Southgate example pictured).
Neighbourhoods of Crawley, identified in the table
Church Road in Lowfield Heath village, looking east towards St Michael and All Angels Church. No houses remain here; a hotel, depots and light industrial units have replaced the earlier development.
Graph of population growth in Crawley 1901–2001. Horizontal axis: year. Vertical axis: population.
Former Virgin Atlantic head office.
Schlumberger House, the head office of WesternGeco at Gatwick Airport
34 and 36 High Street - Grade II late 18th-century brick building with sash windows, two chimneys and a tiled roof.
The Friary Way entrance to County Mall
Crawley police station
Crawley library, opened in December 2008
Crawley station, with five storeys of offices above the ticket office and concourse area
A Metrobus double-decker bus at Crawley bus station
Gatwick is the world's second busiest single-runway international airport.
Entrance to the K2 Leisure Centre
Pond at Goff's Park Crawley, January 2009
The Memorial Gardens
The Grade II listed Worth Training Centre, Turners Hill Road, Pound Hill, Crawley
1902 Autocar in the 2018 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, High Street, Crawley.
The main building of Central Sussex College
Broadfield House, which now houses the Atelier 21 Future School
Erin Doherty
Ms. Dynamite
Romesh Ranganathan
Gareth Southgate
Daley Thompson
Alan Minter
Leadley
Laura Moffatt
Robert Smith

The shield bears nine martlets representing both the county of Sussex and the new town's original nine neighbourhoods.