Brede  Sussex


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Brede like this:

BREDE, a parish in Rye district, Sussex; on the river Brede, 4 miles W by N of Winchelsea r. station, and 5 ENE of Battle. It has a post office, of the name of Brede Hill, under Staplehurst; and a fair is held in it on Easter Tuesday. Acres, 4,840. Real property, £6,783. Pop., 1,083. Houses, 214. ...

The property is sub-divided. The manor belonged anciently to the Attefords, and passed, in the time of Henry IV., to the Oxenbridges. The manor-house, called Brede-Place, shows interesting ancient features, commands a fine view, and is now occupied by a farmer. There is an iron foundry. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £1,023.* Patron, T. Frewen, Esq. The church was enlarged in the early part of the 16th century, by Sir Goddard Oxenbridge; contains a monumental effigies of him, and flamboyant traceries introduced by him: and is in good condition. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

Brede through time

Brede is now part of Rother district. Click here for graphs and data of how Rother has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Brede itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Brede, in Rother and Sussex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 28th May 2024

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