Place:Westdean, Sussex, England

Alt namesWest Dean (near Seaford)source: alternate name
Exceatsource: deserted settlement in parish
Coordinates50.761°N 0.1803°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
Cuckmere Valley, Sussex, Englandparish into which it was merged in 1990
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

Westdean (or West Dean) is located on the edge of Friston Forest, not far from the parish of East Dean and Friston. Its church is dedicated to All Saints. It is now in the civil parish of Cuckmere Valley which was created in 1990 from Westdean, Lullington and Litlington parishes.

Archaeological remains nearer the coast at Exceat suggest a further settlement there in former times.

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