East Sussex England
Postal Code: TN5 7EW
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St. Peter's Church [Next to the primary school] is in Stonegate, near Wadhurst, Ticehurst, East Sussex, England. The present church dates from about 1904, having replaced the previous one which was destroyed. It is unusual in being aligned north to south, rather than east to west. [text by kinsale]
The current village of Stonegate was located at the cross roads of two old Roman roads, one linking Pevensey with the inland hills, and the other linking Bardown (an old Roman iron works to the north of the village), with the sea possibly at Etchingham or Salehurst. Once the Romans had left, the area returned to its rural existence. After the Norman invasion it became part of the Robertsbridge Abbey lands, and on its dissolution in 1539 by Henry VIII, its ownership was transferred to the Sidney family. In 1836, Stonegate became a district in its own right and the small village was given a church in 1838.
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