Westmeston is a village and civil parish in the Lewes District of East Sussex, England heavily dependent in amenities on larger Ditchling to the near-immediate north-west. 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.

Westmeston
Westmeston Church.JPG
St Martin's Church
Westmeston is located in East Sussex
Westmeston
Westmeston
Location within East Sussex
Area8.5 km2 (3.3 sq mi) [1]
Population343 (Parish-2011)[2]
• Density94/sq mi (36/km2)
OS grid referenceTQ338136
• London41 miles (66 km) N
Civil parish
  • Westmeston
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHASSOCKS
Postcode districtBN6
Dialling code01273
PoliceSussex
FireEast Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
East Sussex
50°54′25″N 0°06′00″W / 50.907°N 0.100°W / 50.907; -0.100Coordinates: 50°54′25″N 0°06′00″W / 50.907°N 0.100°W / 50.907; -0.100

Anglican churchEdit

The parish church is close to a populous 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]

LandmarksEdit

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 peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "East Sussex in Figures". East Sussex County Council. Retrieved 26 April 2008.
  2. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  3. ^ https://www.achurchnearyou.com/search/?lat=50.907&lon=-0.100
  4. ^ "Natural England - SSSI (Clayton to Offham Escarpment)". English Nature. Retrieved 11 October 2008.
  5. ^ http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/8757316.Snowman_author_says___I_hate_Christmas_/

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