Guestling  Sussex


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

GUESTLING, a village, a parish, and a hundred in Sussex. The village stands 1¼ mile E of the Ashford and Hastings railway, 2 from the coast, and 3½ NE of Hastings; is partly situated on an acclivity, commanding fine views; consists of numerous detached houses and villas; and has a post office, of the name of Guestling Green, under Hastings. ...

The parish is in Hastings district, and comprises 3, 564 acres. Real property, £4, 212. Pop., 731. Houses, 154. The property is much subdivided. Broomham is an ancient seat of the Ashburnhams, and stands amid a richly wooded park. Maxfield is an old timbered house, and was the birthplace of G. Martin, translator of the Rheims version of the Bible. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £450.* Patron, Clare College, Cambridge. The church is early English, with some Norman features; h as a low tower, with short spire; and contains monuments of the Ashburnhams; and it stands on an eminence. An endowed school has £82; and other charities £83.-The hundred is in the rape of Hastings, and contains four parishes. Acres, 14, 923. Pop., 2, 577. Houses, 482.

Guestling through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 03rd July 2022

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