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Icklesham is a village and civil parish in the Rother District of East Sussex, England. The village is located about six miles (10 km) east of Hastings, on the main A259 Hastings to Rye road.
The civil parish is large, and includes Icklesham itself, Winchelsea, Winchelsea Beach and Rye Harbour.
Icklesham's historic roots can be traced back to 772, when it appeared as Icoleshamme in a land charter signed by Offa, King of Mercia. Strategically located on the River Brede, it was a prime target in the Norman invasion of 1066 (some 700 years later, evacuation plans were prepared in case of an invasion by Napoleon). The 12th-century parish church is dedicated to St Nicholas.
On Hogs Hill stands an old windmill, used as a recording studio by Sir Paul McCartney. All Saints church was restored by architect Samuel Sanders Teulon in the late 1840s.