Place:Rother District, East Sussex, England


NameRother District
TypeDistrict municipality
Located inEast Sussex, England     (1974 - )
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The Rother District is a local government district in East Sussex, England. Its council is based in Bexhill on Sea. The district is named after the River Rother which flows within its boundaries.

Rother District (or the District of Rother) was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by the merger of Bexhill Municipal Borough, the Municipal Borough of Rye and Battle Rural District.

The Borough of Hastings lies surrounded by the Rother District.

List of Parishes

Parish Population (2011) Area in hectares Pop'n Density /hectare/2011 Former Local Administration
Ashburnham & Penhurst 397 2239 0.18 Battle Rural District
Battle 6,673 3180 2.10 Battle Rural District
Beckley 1,037 2275 0.46 Battle Rural District
Bexhill on Sea 43,107 3231 13.34 Bexhill Municipal Borough
Bodiam 393 649 0.61 Battle Rural District
Brede 1,763 1761 1.00 Battle Rural District
Brightling 371 1984 0.19 Battle Rural District
Burwash 2,713 3013 0.90 Battle Rural District
Camber 1,265 1405 0.90 Battle Rural District
Catsfield 891 1222 0.73 Battle Rural District
Crowhurst 891 1014 0.88 Battle Rural District
Dallington 292 786 0.37 Battle Rural District
Etchingham 806 1338 0.60 Battle Rural District
Ewhurst 1,130 2364 0.48 Battle Rural District
Fairlight 1,670 613 2.72 Battle Rural District
Guestling 1,432 1593 0.90 Battle Rural District
Hurst Green 1,481 1037 1.43 Battle Rural District
Icklesham 2,751 2352 1.17 Battle Rural District
Iden 456 1202 0.38 Battle Rural District
Mountfield 616 1526 0.40 Battle Rural District
Northiam 2,083 1451 1.44 Battle Rural District
Peasmarsh 1,191 1581 0.75 Battle Rural District
Pett 846 651 1.30 Battle Rural District
Playden and East Guldeford 340 1657 0.21 Battle Rural District
Rye 4,255 415 10.25 Rye Municipal Borough
Rye Foreign 335 386 0.87 Battle Rural District
Salehurst & Robertsbridge 2,728 1815 1.50 Battle Rural District
Sedlescombe 1,476 1264 1.17 Battle Rural District
Ticehurst 3,873 3252 1.19 Battle Rural District
Udimore 369 1171 0.32 Battle Rural District
Westfield 2,583 1912 1.35 Battle Rural District
Whatlington 374 604 0.62 Battle Rural District
Rother District, Totals 90,588 50943 1.78

Playden and East Guldeford are merged in the statistical analysis although they are both civil parishes in their own right. Playden has a Parish Council whilst East Guldeford holds a Parish Meeting.

Research tips

  • The East Sussex Record Office, The Keep, Woollards Way, Brighton, BN1 9BP, United Kingdom (email holds material for the Archdeaconry of Lewes, present-day East Sussex, and therefore generally holds historical material for East Sussex parishes only. An on-line catalogue for some of the collections held by the East Sussex Record Office (ESRO) is available under the Access to Archives (A2A) project (a nationwide facility housed at The National Archives, Kew).
  • The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies' Sussex Collection (PDF). This is a 9-page PDF naming the files relating to Sussex in their collection-a possible first step in a course of research.
  • Further resources may be found on GENUKI's main page on Sussex.
  • The National Library of Scotland has a website which provides maps taken from the Ordnance Survey England & Wales One-Inch to the Mile series of 1892-1908 as well as equivalent maps for Scotland itself. The immediate presentation is a "help" screen and a place selection screen prompting the entry of a location down to town, village or parish level. These screens can be removed by a click of the "X". The map is very clear and shows parish and county boundaries and many large buildings and estates that existed at the turn of the 20th century. Magnification can be adjusted and an "overlay feature" allows inspection of the area today along with that of 1900. The specific map from the series can be viewed as a whole ("View this map") and this allows the inspection of the map legend (found in the left hand bottom corner. Becoming familiar with the various facilities of these maps is well worth the trouble.
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