Place:East Dean and Friston, Sussex, England

NameEast Dean and Friston
Alt namesEast Deansource: village in parish
Fristonsource: village in parish
Birling Gapsource: hamlet in parish
Coordinates50.76°N 0.2°E
Located inSussex, England
Also located inEast Sussex, England     (1865 - )
See alsoPevensey Rape, Sussex, Englandrape in which it was located
Willingdon Hundred, Sussex, Englandhundred in which it was located
Eastbourne Rural, Sussex, Englandrural district 1894-1934
Hailsham Rural, Sussex, Englandrural district 1934-1974
Wealden District, East Sussex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There is another village and parish named Eastdean (near Chichester) in West Sussex. Do not confuse the two.

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East Dean and Friston is a civil parish now in the Wealden District of East Sussex, England. The two villages in the parish are in a dry valley on the South Downs – between Eastbourne three miles (4.8 km) to the east and Seaford an equal distance to the west. The main A259 road goes through both village centres. The coast and much of the land between it and the A259 from the east edge of Seaford to the west edge of Eastbourne is owned by the National Trust, and this has prevented further development to the area.

The parish had a population at the 2011 UK Census of 1,675 over an area of 3.3km2. The chalk cliffs facing the English Channel here are known as the Seven Sisters. Birling Gap is a coastal hamlet within the parish.

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