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Fairlight in East Sussex

An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Fairlight is situated five miles from the ancient towns of Rye, Hastings and Battle. It has the area known as "The Firehills" which forms part of Hastings Country Park with 500 acres of cliff walks, unspoiled wooded countryside and magnificent coastal views. Here there is free parking for walkers and bird watchers, with a tearoom and picnic area.

The parish church, built in 1845, has an 82 ft tower which is open to visitors during the summer.

The village is mentioned in records of 1220 as Farlegh. William the Conquerer gave Fairlight Manor, which is now Stonelynk Farm, to a French Countess.

In the days of smuggling, contraband goods were landed at Fairlight and brought inland by a tunnel. Stream House was used by smugglers which, in those days, was three cottages known as Stream Houses.

At the turn of the century a local gun battery practised firing at Fairlight which probably gave rise to the name "The Firehills" and nearby Battery Hill.

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What's On in Fairlight?

  • Festive Beach Clean Up

    Saturday 3rd December @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye Harbour

    Rye Harbour Event A clean-up of rubbish washed up along the beach by autumn storms, plus the chance to see ... more

  • House of Hands Christmas Fair

    Saturday 3rd December @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Lots of great hand made gift ideas, home furnishings, jewellery and decorations available to buy direct from the makers. ... more

  • St Mary's Christmas Fayre

    Saturday 3rd December @ 10:30am
    Location: Udimore

    Real reindeer, Christmas cakes and puddings, vintage gifts, mince pies, tom bola, raffle, children's fun and more. Lucky Entry ticket ... more

  • Wakin Snakes

    Sunday 4th December @ 7:30pm
    Location: Rye

    Waking Snakes playing at Wipers. Please check website for updates as music listing may be subject to change. ... more

  • Coffee Morning for Stroke Survivors, Family

    Tuesday 6th December @ 11:30am
    Location: Rye

    The Stroke Association will be running a coffee morning for stroke survivors and carers to share experiences and maybe make ... more

  • An Audience with Rick Wakeman

    Thursday 8th December
    Location: Rye

    Rye Jazz Festival presents an audience with Rick Wakeman. Door open at 7.15. Further information at https://ryejazz.com/programme/ ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 9th December @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Rye Country Market sells local produce which includes: Cakes, Preserves, Savouries, Free Range Eggs, Seasonal Vegetables and Fruit, Unusual Plants, ... more

  • London Community Gospel Choir and guest Mica Paris

    Friday 9th December
    Location: Rye

    We welcome the world renowned and multi-award winning London Community Gospel Choir with special guest UK Queen of Soul Mica ... more

  • Atlantic

    Friday 9th December @ 9:30pm
    Location: Rye

    Atlantic playing at Wipers. Please check website for updates as music listing may be subject to change. ... more

  • Rye Christmas Festival 2016

    Saturday 10th December
    Location: Rye

    After last year's success this year promises to be even better - the events that have been confirmed so far ... more

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