This book is in paperback
form with 296
16 x 23.5 cm portrait format
It is available from the Museum
ISBN - 978-1-4478-5768-6
The story of a small Sussex Downland village is told for the first time. Using a wide range of sources, including
historic maps, house histories, old letters and personal reminiscences, the
complex history of East Blatchington emerges, with unexpected results.
reveals how close the village came to extinction in the Black Death, and how the
ambition of the last squire led to many of the village's present-day problems.
Some extraordinary personalities reappear from the past. What emerges is an
unexpectedly rich and colourful picture of an English village that has come
close to being forgotten.
Over 90 black and white illustrations.
About The Author
The son of a crime-scene investigator, Rodney Castelden
lives at Seaford and is a full-time writer.
His surveys on the Cerne Giant won a
British Archaeological Award in 1996.
He writes about landscape, ancient hill
figures, neolithic Britain, the bronze age Aegean and criminology. His interests
range widely across the arts and sciences, and he wrote Winfrith, a music drama,
to celebrate the Millennium at Brixworth in Northamptonshire.