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Westfield in East Sussex

Known as Westewelle in the Doomsday survey, Westfield is one of the largest villages in the area with a population of around 2,750. It lies 6 miles inland and 2 miles to the north of the "Ridge" which overlooks Hastings. Westfield has not suffered a population drift that has affected many villages as there is local employment such as the Wheel Farm Business Park where small companies have created 120 jobs. Carr-Taylor Vineyards is another success story, competing with the French to produce champagne-style wine- A popular tourist attraction, with vineyard walks, tours and wine tasting. There is still a village shop, newsagents, butchers and hairdressers,although the post office recently closed. There are two pubs - The New Inn and The Plough. Lunches are available from both establishments and also evening meals at The Plough. The Wild Mushroom restaurant on the southern edge of the village will take dinner reservations.

A prominent sight as you enter the village from the south is that of the church - St. John the Baptist, which has served the parishioners for over 800 years. Its many features include extensive buttressing, a 12th Century porch and a 14th Century font with an elaborate 17th Century cover. Above the door to the tower there is carved a Royal Coat of Arms with the list of vicars since 1250 set below. As you look towards the nave you see a Norman arch with squint windows to the side, cut through the 32 inches of stone. . Another feature at the road entrance is the lych-gate,with its four carved angels; this was added in 1887 as a memorial to a deceased child.

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  • Free Rein Horse Rescue Open Day

    Sunday 25th August @ 10:00am
    Location: Beckley

    Our popular Annual Open Day is on Sunday 25th August. There will be pony rides, a fun dog show open ... more

  • Charity Boot Fair

    Monday 26th August @ 7:00am
    Location: Peasmarsh

    Bank Holiday Charity Boot Fair - Jempson’s Superstore, Peasmarsh. Hard-standing pitch from £5 (donated to Rye Day Centre) gates open ... more

  • The Big Green Cardigan

    Friday 6th September for 3 days @ 4:00pm
    Location: Sedlescombe

    We are pleased to announce The Big Green Cardigan 2019 will take place over the weekend of 6th – 8th ... more

  • Music @ St Mary's

    Saturday 7th September
    Location: Northiam

    A Treat for Organ Fans! Friends of St Mary’s Church Northiam are delighted to present a concert of organ and ... more

  • Quiz Night

    Saturday 14th September @ 7:00pm
    Location: Winchelsea Beach

    CASH PRIZE FOR WINNING TEAM Teams of up to six people £10 per person to include supper Bring your own ... more

  • The Mighty Quiz

    Saturday 14th September
    Location: Northiam

    Coast Home Care are holding a Mighty Quiz in aid of Alzheimer's Society there will be a cash prize for ... more

  • Rother Valley 10k Run

    Sunday 15th September
    Location: Northiam

    Bookings are open for this year's Rother Valley 10k on September 15th - www.rothervalley10k.co.uk. It's a challenging linear road race ... more

  • A Case of Death

    Saturday 28th September @ 7:00pm
    Location: Hastings

    An intriguing MYSTERY night…The True CRIME Museum proudly presents a Murder Mystery to sort the Miss Marples from the Inspector ... more

  • Great Dixter Autumn Plant Fair

    Saturday 5th October for 2 days @ 11:00am
    Location: Northiam

    Specialist nurseries from across Europe Entrance: included within a garden entry ticket (£9.50). Free for Friends, Annual Ticket holders and ... more

  • Vinehall International Classical Concert Series

    Saturday 5th October
    Location: John's Cross

    VINEHALL INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL CONCERT SERIES 31st Season 2019-20 TASMIN LITTLE - violin PIERS LANE - piano Programme Brahms scherzo movement ... more

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