NewickNewick is an East Sussex village built around an attractive village green which features a notable hand pump - put up by the villagers to mark Queen Victoria's Diamnd Jubilee in 1897.
Newick BonfireThe Newick Bonfire Society is highly active in East Sussex's annual bonfire celebrations. In 1999 Newick Bonfire Society smashed the world record for the biggest ever Catherine Wheel by lighting up an 86 foot monster of a firework.
Places of interest around NewickInteresting places in and around Newick include:
- St Mary's Church in Newick is a Norman church which was sympathetically altered in the 1880s; The tower of Newick Church dates from the 15th century;
- Pinnacle Lodge is a folly at the entrance to Newick Park, which is now an hotel.
- The Sussex Ouse Valley Way passes right through the village of Newick - the River Ouse is a mile east of Newick;
- The Bluebell Railway starts its journey at Sheffield Park station two miles north of Newick. The railway used to continue on to Newick itself, but was closed in the 1950s despite determined resistance form Newick residents.
Newick travel notesNewick lies on the A272 main road which travels right across Sussex.
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