Chronicles of the Cliffe
& South Malling

AD 688-2003

By Brigid Chapman
December 2003
Book Guild
ISBN: 1857767594
147 pages, Illustrated, 7" x 9 "
$24.00 Paper Original


Of the many books about Lewes and its long history, there are none specifically about the Cliffe and South Malling, which until 1881, were not part of the borough. The history of this part of the town is recalled in fascinating detail, from Thomas Becket's murderers spending the night after their wicked deed at the Archbishop's mansion at Malling, to the tragic avalanche of 1836. Contemporary accounts bring the history of this area of East Sussex vividly to life, accompanied by photographs, paintings and illustrations.

Contents include: From the Iron Age to the Dissolution, Cliffe is in Business by Road and River, An Era of Enterprise with Touches of Elegance, Improvements - and an End to Independence, the Uneasy Peace Between Two World Wars, A Half Century of Development - Plus a Hurricane and Two Floors, Bibliography, Index.

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