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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?

  • Jazz Supper at the Mermaid

    Thursday 26th January @ 7:00pm
    Location: Rye

    The Tudor Room at the Mermaid opens at 7pm for Supper. Music from 8pm. Supper £25, Non - Diners £10 ... more

  • Chinese New Year

    Saturday 28th January
    Location: Rye

    Saturday 28th January is the new Chinese year of the rooster! A celebration will be held at the cinque ports ... more

  • Rye Networking Over Coffee

    Tuesday 31st January @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Business networking event held in The Tudor Room. For more details go to the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/185965121742782/ ... more

  • Antique and Collectables Sale

    Friday 3rd February
    Location: Rye

    Viewing for our Antique & Collectable Sale Thursday 2nd February 9.00am - 4.30pm. Auction day open from 8.30 sale commences ... more

  • Rye Bay Scallop and Seafood Hands-On Cookery Day

    Monday 6th February @ 9:15am
    Location: Rye

    Now in its twelfth year, celebrating the scallop and local seafood species. Prepare and eat a seven course luncheon enjoying ... more

  • Date Night at the Museum

    Tuesday 14th February @ 7:00pm
    Location: Hastings

    A unique Valentines experience for ‘Killer Couples’! On Tuesday 14th February, The True CRIME Museum Hastings is opening its doors ... more

  • Feed the Birds

    Wednesday 15th February @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye Harbour

    Be prepared to get messy and have a go at making tasty treats and feeders for your garden birds. Suitable ... more

  • Green Drinks

    Wednesday 15th February
    Location: Rye

    Green Drinks’ is part of the social side of Transition Rye – we want the work we’re doing to be ... more

  • General Sale

    Friday 17th February
    Location: Rye

    Viewing for our General Sale Thursday 16 February 9.00 am - 4.30 pm. Auction day open from 8.30 sale commences ... more

  • Brede Farmers' Market

    Friday 17th February @ 10:00am
    Location: Brede

    rede Farmer’s Market is a weekly farmer’s market which takes place in Brede village hall every Friday 10 – 12noon. ... more

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