Selmeston in East Sussex

Google map showing area surrounding Selmeston
(Tomb to store the Contraband)
Location: 50.843873,0.144473
General Details
Selmeston in East Sussex is a long straggling village running from the main A27 down to the railway crossing about 1 mile to the north.

This is one of the few villages that has a priest mentioned against it in the Domesday book of 1086 , and was owned by William de Cahanges.

In the 1100's the church was transferred to the Bishop of Chichester, similar to many other villages in the area.

During the days of smuggling the churchyard was used as a temporary store for smuggled goods from Europe . The goods were brought up the Cuckmere into Alfriston where they were distributed throughout the area.

A tomb in Selmeston churchyard was used as a temporary store for the contraband by the Alfriston Gang of smugglers, to secrete it from the Excise men .
St Marys church (Selmeston East Sussex)Selmeston in East Sussex has a fine old church which is worth looking around.

To the south lies the wide vistas of the South Downs with their walks and beautiful scenery.
Selmeston in East Sussex has a few services mostly near the main A27.

Busses regularly pass along the A27 and the trains can be caught at nearby Glynde or Berwick .

Major town shopping services can be found at nearby Lewes about 6 miles to the west.
Selmeston is shown as the red symbol on the map.

Nearby Villages

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Village= Town= Recorded in Domesday=
Alciston (Fifty thousand tiles on the Barn)
1.04 miles
Alfriston (Smuggling and Ghosts)
2.54 miles
Arlington (Peaceful Saxon Village)
2.11 miles
Beddingham (At the base of Mount Caburn)
4.14 miles
Berwick (Sharpen your arrows on the Church)
1.41 miles
Bishopstone (Largest Tide-Mill in Sussex)
4.46 miles
Chalvington (The miniature church)
1.61 miles
Denton (Earl Godwins Manor)
4.72 miles
Folkington (Teasles and Badgers)
3.51 miles
Glynde (Home of English Opera)3.56 miles
Hailsham (Ropes and Napoleon)
5.07 miles
Hellingly (Only remaining Ciric in Sussex)5.46 miles
Jevington (Smugglers and Churchill Tanks)
4.77 miles
Laughton (Knight captures King of France)
3.82 miles
Litlington (Secret marriage of George IV)
3.71 miles
Lullington (destroyed by Cromwell ??)
2.93 miles
Offham ( Chalk Pit and the Battle of Lewes )
7.56 miles
Polegate (Fine old Tower Mill)4.58 miles
Ringmer (Poor Roads and riots)5.19 miles
Ripe (Earl Harolds estate)
1.86 miles
Tarring Neville (The Chest from the Spanish Armarda)4.78 miles
Wilmington (The Long Man)
2.74 miles
Firle (Home of the Greengage)2.53 miles
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