PeasmarshPeasmarsh is a small village north of Rye overlooking the River Rother and the Rother Levels.
Peasmarsh church and the former Manor House are rather isolated from the rest of the village - perhaps because of the effects of the plague leading to the need for the villagers to start up a fresh settlement, rather like in the village of Pyecombe in West Sussex.
The Manor House (Peasmarsh Place) is now a residential Care Home, but it's a beautiful mansion built in 1616.
Peasmarsh Place (or Place House as it was then called) was the home village of the Liddle family from 1866. Their niece Alice often came to stay: Alice Liddell is better known as the real life model for Lewis Carroll's Alice on Wonderland and she was first told some of these famous stories at Peasmarsh.
Places of interest around PeasmarshInteresting places in and around Peasmarsh include:
- The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Peasmarsh is a Norman Church with particularly good carvings around the chancel arch;
- The church holds a Florestan Festival of chamber music each summer;
- Peasmarsh House is the fine early Victorian rectory in the village;
- The High Weald Landscape Trail passes through Peasmarsh.
Peasmarsh travel notesThe A268 main road from Rye, which is the nearest town to Peasmarsh, runs through the village.
The nearest railway station is at Rye, nearly three miles away. The train station at Winchelsea is about the same distance to the west of Peasmarsh.
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