Category Archives: Sussex

The Rapes Of Sussex

Sussex has a set of unique internal territorial divisions named “Rapes”. The origin of the Rapes is unknown however it is strongly believed that four of them predate the Norman Conquest and are possibly Saxon in origin, with the Rape … Continue reading

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Sussex Day

Sussex Day is the the 16th of June, the feast day of local saint, Richard. Saint Richard was born in the town of Wyche (modern Droitwich, Worcestershire) in 1197. A member of a gentry family, he initially farmed his elder … Continue reading

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Sussex is one of the counties which appears to suffer most from an identity crisis. Originating as an Anglo-Saxon kingdom, the county was first recorded by name in 692. Always a single entity, Sussex has, however, been divided administratively since … Continue reading

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