Place:Willingdon, Sussex, England

Alt namesLower Willingdonsource: village in parish
Upper Willingdonsource: village in parish
Coordinates50.812°N 0.2415°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: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Willingdon is an ancient ecclesiastical parish stretching across the entire north edge of the town of Eastbourne, continuing south to reach the English Channel at Langney Point. Willingdon was the base for the local village of the same name in George Orwell's Animal Farm. Willingdon is in fact two villages Upper Willingdon and Lower Willingdon.

At the end of the 20th century Willingdon joined with its western neighbour, Jevington, to make a single civil parish of over 7,000 people.

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