Whatlington in East Sussex

Google map showing area surrounding Whatlington
(King Harold's Manor)
Location: 50.939072,0.506838
General Details
Whatlington in East Sussex is a small village located between the A21 Hastings to London road and the small town of Battle, it contains many thatched and attractive buildings. Before 1066 the manor was the property of King Harold , afterwards it became part of the Battle Abbey lands. It is believed that the Normans destruction of his property encouraged Harold to return to his death in 1066 .

The most noticeable building in Whatlington is the Royal Oak Inn, a large white painted weatherboard building which is seen by all travellers from London to Hastings passing by on the busy A21 at the northern end of the village.

The church is an old Norman building set in a quiet secluded spot on the Battle road. It is said that the Yew tree in the churchyard is a thousand years old. The pulpit and lectern created by a 19th century French artisan were displayed in the Great Exhibition in 1851.

The name Whatlington is derived from the Saxon meaning 'Wheat field settlement'.

The surrounding area has many vineyards, producing excellent quality English wines.

The famous author and religious commentator Malcolm Muggeridge lived in this small sleepy village.
The best view in Whatlington in East Sussex is from the Royal Oak Inn looking West across the rolling East Sussex landscape, where a plume of steam shows the location of the Mountfield Gypsum processing plant.
Whatlington in East Sussex has limited services, however a frequent bus service does run through the village between Hawkhurst and Battle . The nearest large town is Hastings about 5 miles South, together with the smaller town of Battle approx 3 miles South West, provide services for the area.
Whatlington is shown as the red symbol on the map.

Nearby Villages

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Village= Town= Recorded in Domesday=
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