Hollington, Hastings

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Hollington is a council estate and local government ward in the northwest of Hastings, East Sussex. The area lies next to Baldslow, Ashdown, North and Conquest, and less than five miles southeast of Battle, East Sussex, the home of Battle Abbey, which commemorates the victory of William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

St John the Evangelist's Church, Hollington, Hastings.jpg
St John the Evangelist Church near Hollington, East Sussex
Hollington is located in East Sussex
Location within East Sussex
Population6,099 (ward. 2011)[1]
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtTN38
FireEast Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
List of places
East Sussex
50°52′30″N 0°32′53″E / 50.875°N 0.548°E / 50.875; 0.548Coordinates: 50°52′30″N 0°32′53″E / 50.875°N 0.548°E / 50.875; 0.548

The area is believed to have been occupied since at least Roman times prior to becoming farmland and subsequently developed during the 1930s onwards.[2]

Hollington was the location of The Grove School, which was incorporated into The St Leonards Academy becoming known as the 'Darwell Campus'.[3] The school, which was constructed at the location of The Grove, the manor house for the Lords of the Manor of Hollington.[4][5] The Levett family built The Grove, and then the property was carried into the Eversfield family by a Levett heiress.[6][7][8] The eventual lord of the manor became Thomas Eversfield of Uckfield, bringing the Eversfield family from their early Sussex beginnings to the Hastings area, where they would go on to play a prominent role for centuries.[9] The Eversfields inherited when Levett heir Lawrence Levett died without issue, leaving his estate to his sister Mary (Levett) Eversfield, wife of Thomas Eversfield. Adam Ashburnham, ancestor of the Ashburnham baronets of Broomham and half-brother of Lawrence Levett, inherited some of their mother Eve Adams Levett Ashburnham's property at Guestling.[10][11] The school buildings were demolished circa 2017 and the land is earmarked for housing development.[12]

The Hollington Stream runs from Silverhill, Hastings, through Hollington Wood towards the sea at Bulverhythe.

Places of WorshipEdit

St John The Evangelist (Hollington) Located in Upper Church Road

Church in the Wood, Hollington

Holy Redeemer Catholic Church (Hollington)

In 2016 new homes were constructed near Robsack Community centre.


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  2. ^ Historical Hastings Wiki: Category:Hollington - Historical Hastings Wiki, accessdate: 9 January 2020
  3. ^ "The Hastings Academy, Hastings, East Sussex, UK – East Sussex County Council". Eastsussex.gov.uk. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Sussex Archaeological Collections Relating to the History and Antiquities of ..." Books.google.com. 1869. p. 149. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20080112214410/http://www.grove.e-sussex.sch.uk/?page_id=126. Archived from the original on 12 January 2008. Retrieved 16 March 2008. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "Sussex Archaeological Collections, Relating to the History & Antiquities of ... -". Books.google.com. 1862. p. 111. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  7. ^ Mark Antony Lower (1870). "A Compendious History of Sussex: Topographical, Archćological & Anecdotical ..." Books.google.com. p. 236. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Square Toes and Formal" (PDF). Squaretoes.co.uk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Sussex Archaeological Collections Relating to the History and Antiquities of ..." Books.google.com. 1862. p. 111. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  10. ^ "Full text of "Notes of post mortem inquisitions taken in Sussex. 1 Henry VII, to 1649 and after. Abstracted and translated by F.W.T. Attree"". Archive.org. 14 February 1912. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  11. ^ Thomas Benolt; John Philipot; George Owen. "The Visitations of the County of Sussex Made and Taken in the Years 1530". Books.google.com. p. 18. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  12. ^ Hastings Borough Council Planning

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