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History On Faygate Close Land

posted by Natasha Chamberlin on 18 Mar 2009 at 10:57 am

Hi, I live in Faygate close in Sidley, Bexhill and I would love to find out the history of the land where Faygate close is now built, does anyone know? Also if anyone knows the history of London road Bexhill?

Many thanks


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London Road

posted by dave on 19 Mar 2009 at 3:14 am

London road was originally a river bed at the upper end near cambridge road etc, that is why the road is continually sinking,the river was diverted when the railway went in,as for faygate i can remember playing in thoes fields years ago,I believe they belonged to the manor just round the corner off of watermill lane.

Thank You Dave For Your Message

posted by natasha on 28 Jun 2009 at 8:03 pm

I would like to say a big thank you Dave for your message and for the helpful information.


Glad To Help

posted by dave on 05 Jul 2009 at 2:23 am

I also remember there being alot of vegetable alotments on that land, I think some are still there,Near to faygate close.

Old O.S. Map

posted by Geoffrey Eagling on 07 Jul 2009 at 2:10 pm

Click http://www.old-maps.co.uk and you will find the area of Sidley as it was before your time.
Good luck.

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