Place:East Sussex, England

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NameEast Sussex
Alt namesE Sussexsource: Royal Mail: PAF Digest [online] (2002) accessed 16 Dec 2002
E Susxsource: BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002; Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) xvii
TypeAdministrative county, Modern county
Coordinates50.917°N 0.217°E
Located inEngland     (1888 - )
Also located inSussex, England     ( - 1974)
Contained Places
Borough (county)
Brighton ( 500 - )
Eastbourne
Hastings
Borough (municipal)
Bexhill on Sea
Hove
Rye
Civil parish
Ditchling
Ticehurst ( 1974 - )
Winchelsea
District municipality
Brighton and Hove ( 1974 - )
Eastbourne District ( 1974 - )
Hastings District ( 1974 - )
Lewes District ( 1974 - )
Rother District ( 1974 - )
Wealden District ( 1974 - )
Inhabited place
Alfriston
Barcombe
Battle
Beckley
Birling Gap
Bodiam
Brightling
Brighton ( 500 - )
Broad Oak
Burgess Hill ( 1888 - 1974 )
Camber
Catsfield
Chiddingly
Crowborough
Dallington
Ditchling
East Grinstead ( 1888 - 1974 )
East Hoathly with Halland
Eastbourne
Eastdean
Eridge Green
Etchingham
Fairlight
Falmer
Forest Row
Friston
Glyndebourne
Groombridge
Hailsham
Halland
Hartfield
Hastings
Heathfield
Herstmonceux
Horam
Isfield
Maresfield
Mayfield
Newick
Ninfield
Northiam
Patcham
Peacehaven
Peasmarsh
Pevensey
Plumpton
Polegate
Ringmer
Robertsbridge
Rotherfield
Rottingdean
Rye
Salehurst
Sedlescombe
Ticehurst ( 1974 - )
Uckfield
Udimore
Wadhurst
Warbleton
Westdean
Westfield
Westmeston
Whatlington
Willingdon
Wilmington
Parish (ancient)
Winchelsea
Registration district
Battle Registration District ( 1974 - 1977 )
Brighton Registration District ( 1974 - 1988 )
Brighton and Hove Registration District ( 1998 - )
Crowborough Registration District ( 2000 - 2008 )
East Sussex Registration District ( 2008 - )
Eastbourne Registration District ( 1974 - 2008 )
Hailsham Registration District ( 1974 - 1976 )
Hastings Registration District ( 1974 - 1977 )
Hastings and Rother Registration District ( 1977 - 2008 )
Lewes Registration District ( 1974 - 2008 )
Uckfield Registration District ( 1974 - 1999 )
Rural district
Battle Rural
Chailey Rural
East Grinstead Rural
Eastbourne Rural
Hailsham Rural
Hastings Rural
Newhaven Rural
Rye Rural
Steyning East Rural
Ticehurst Rural
Uckfield Rural
Unitary authority
Brighton and Hove ( 1974 - )
Urban district
Battle
Burgess Hill ( 1888 - 1974 )
Cuckfield ( 1888 - 1974 )
East Grinstead ( 1888 - 1974 )
Haywards Heath ( 1888 - 1974 )
Newhaven
Portslade
Seaford
Uckfield
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East Sussex is a county in South East England. It is bordered by the counties of Kent to the north and east, Surrey to the north west and West Sussex to the west, and to the south by the English Channel.


Governance

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Sussex is traditionally divided into six sub-divisions known as rapes. From the 12th century the three eastern rapes and the three western rapes each had separate quarter sessions, with the county town for the three eastern rapes being Lewes. This situation was formalised by Parliament in 1865, and the two parts were made into administrative counties, each with distinct elected county councils in 1889 under the Local Government Act 1888. In East Sussex there were also three self-administered county boroughs: Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings.

In 1974 East Sussex was made a ceremonial county, and the three county boroughs became districts within the county. At the same time the western boundary was altered, so that the Mid Sussex region (including Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath) was transferred to the county of West Sussex. In 1997, Brighton and Hove became a self-administered unitary authority; it was granted city status in 2000, whilst remaining part of the ceremonial county of East Sussex.

East Sussex is divided into five local government districts. Three are larger, rural, districts (from west to east) are: Lewes District; Wealden District; and Rother District. Eastbourne District and Hastings District are mainly urban areas. The rural districts are further subdivided into civil parishes.

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Briefly, East Sussex became an administrative county in 1888 and a ceremonial county in 1974. In the period between 1865 and 1974 Sussex was the ceremonial county for both East and West Sussex.

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