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Westmeston
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St Martin's Church
Area   [1]
Population 343 (Parish-2011)[2]
    - Density 
OS grid reference TQ338136
    - London  41 miles (66 km) N 
Parish Westmeston
District Lewes
Shire county East Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HASSOCKS
Postcode district BN6
Dialling code 01273
Police Sussex
Fire East Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Lewes
List of places: UK • England • East Sussex

Westmeston is a village and civil parish in the Lewes District of East Sussex, England, heavily dependent on facilities in the larger settlement of Ditchling to the near-immediate northwest. It is four miles (6 km) south-southeast of Burgess Hill and (10 km) west of Lewes, on the northern slopes of the South Downs.

Anglican church[]

The parish church is close to a busy crossroads and dedicated to St Martin. Of modest size it dates, with much restoration and addition, from the 12th and 14th centuries. The nave was built soon after 1100, and the original north doorway remains. The ecclesiastical parish is today united with Streat and Ditchling.[3]

Landmarks[]

Clayton to Offham Escarpment is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, which stretches from Hassocks in the west and passes through many parishes including Westmeston, to Lewes in the east. The site is of biological importance due to its rare chalk grassland habitat along with its woodland and scrub.[4]

Notable people[]

  • Raymond Briggs, writer of children's story The Snowman, lives in Westmeston.[5]

References[]

External links[]

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