Old Images of Sidley Green, East Sussex

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Fox Hunting Meet 1923

A few seconds of black and white footage from 1923 records one of Sidley Green’s hunt meets.

Fox Hunting: Meet of East Sussex Foxhounds at Sidley Green (1923) – British Pathé on YouTube

Historic Book

Extract from: Field Paths and Green Lanes, Being Country Walks, Chiefly in Surrey and Sussex, by Louis John Jennings ·

Published in 1878

Page 35

From Bexhill there is a very pleasant walk to
Hove , about four miles .

The road through the village
leads by a rather steep hill to Little Common , passing
along a ridge which commands very striking views of
Beachy Head and the South Downs , and landward far
over the weald of Sussex .

The ” Wheatsheaf ” at
Little Common is a comfortable old inn , with a fine
tree on the village green before the door .

From hence
the visitor may turn to the right , and make his way
back to St. Leonard’s through the picturesque High
Woods and Sidley Green – a long round , but one
which will lead the traveller , whether on horse or foot ,
through some of the loveliest country in this part of
Sussex .

From the ” Wheatsheaf , ” the road to Hove
goes straight forward , the beginning of the parish being
about two miles from the inn .

The village is ten miles
from Hastings , and the best plan is to take the train to
Bexhill and walk from there .

The ancient church
contains a curious stained glass window , with figures , as
some say , of Edward III . and Queen Philippe .

window is said to be of much the same kind as the
one stolen from Bexhill .

There is also a long but
lovely walk to Catsfield , where , at a corner of the
churchyard , an old pollarded oak may still be seen ,
which was in its gay green youth before the days of the
Conquest .

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