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Situated 5 miles to the north-west of Hastings and just off the A2100 (the Hastings to Battle) road lies the village of Crowhurst; known as Croghyrst to the Saxons, the village was laid to waste by the invading Normans in 1066 just prior to the Battle of Hastings. It was first recorded in a charter of 771 in which King Offa of Mercia give the Bishop of Selsey a parcel of land in the village, in return the Bishop built the first church. After the conquest the manor was given to Robert, Count of Eu. In the 12th century Richard I gave it to Sir Walter de Scotney after his exploits in the 3rd crusade, Sir Walter forfeited the manor in 1259 after being found guilty (and executed) for the attempted poisoning of the Earl of Gloucestershire; the ruins of his 12th century manor house can be seen to the south of the church. The Pelham family started their long association with Crowhurst in 1412 after Henry IV gave the manor to Sir John Pelham after Sir John`s part in the capture of the French King during Henry`s French campaign, Henry awarded Sir John the French Kings Sword belt and a Buckle became the emblem of the Pelham family. Sir John built the present church, St.George`s. Only the tower remains of the original the rest being re-built in the 19th century by W M Teulon. Crowhurst Park, once the home of Thomas Papillon, dates from the 17th century and commands some of the finest land and sea views in the county. The house was host to the Canadian army prior to the D-day landings, in 1973 it became a caravan park and leisure club. The friendly atmosphere, excellent village pub (the Plough) make Crowhurst an ideal spot from which to explore the delights of Kent.


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St Benedicts Byre B&B (0.78 miles)

St Benedicts Byre B&B
St Benedict's Byre was built approximately 120 years ago and was used as a milking parlour until 1999 when it was converted to become the beautiful property it is today. One part of the property ... More | visit website
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Powder Mills Hotel (1.62 miles)

Powder Mills Hotel

The PowderMills is an 18th Century Country House Hotel with 40 en-suite bedrooms in 150 acres of outstanding natural beauty, adjoining the Battlefields of 1066 and Battle Abbey. Twenty years ago, the present owners ... More | visit website

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Bannatyne Spa Hotel (1.72 miles)

Bannatyne Spa Hotel

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Set amid 38 acres of woodland and gardens, 3 miles away from the historic towns of Hastings and Battle in East Sussex, the hotel is an ... More
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Premier Inn Hastings (2.13 miles)

Ideally located within easy reach of the A21. Local attractions include historical grounds where the Battle of Hastings took place, seafront adventure park and East and West hill. For shops and local amenities Hastings town ... More | visit website
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George Hotel (2.19 miles)

George Hotel

The 300 year old George Hotel provides comfortable accommodation for visitors to the historic town of Battle. Visit the place where English history changed forever. Walk over the battlefield where William the Conqueror stood.

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Sedlescombe Golf Hotel (2.45 miles)

Sedlescombe Golf Hotel

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Sedlescombe Golf Hotel is set in Beautiful 1066 countryside. Nine holes of golf included in the price of a room. The Golf Hotel sits right next to the first and tenth ... More

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Claverton Country House Luxury B&B (2.77 miles)

Claverton Country House Luxury B&B

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Claverton House is an Edwardian Country House property situated within secluded and landscaped gardens, located in a country lane position close to the A21offering exceptional accommodation and food. Licensed restaurant ... More

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Claverton Country House (2.77 miles)

Claverton Country House
Claverton House is an Edwardian Property situated within secluded and landscaped gardens. Located in a country lane position close to the A21 in East Sussex. An ideal base to explore the area, steeped in 1066 ... More | visit website
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Tower House 1066 (2.97 miles)

Tower House 1066 provides elegant guest accommodation in St Leonards on Sea, within ¾ mile of Hastings. The hotel provides a personalised service to make your stay a real home away from home, while giving ... More | visit website
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The Sea Spirit Guesthouse (2.98 miles)

The Sea Spirit Guesthouse

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Welcome to the Sea Spirit Guesthouse, located in the heart of St Leonards On Sea, Come and enjoy the ambience of this family run Guesthouse, situated half a mile from ... More

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