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East Sussex is a county in South East England. It is bordered by the counties of Kent, Surrey and West Sussex, and to the south by the English Channel.

The ancient kingdom of Sussex has had separate county administrations since the 12th century, with the county town of the eastern division being Lewes. This situation was formalised by Parliament in 1865, and the two parts were given distinct elected county councils in 1889 under the Local Government Act 1888.

In East Sussex there were three self-administered county boroughs: Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings. In 1974 East Sussex was made a ceremonial county too, and the three county boroughs became districts within the county. At the same time the western boundary was altered, so that the Mid Sussex region (including Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath) was transferred to the county of West Sussex.

In 1997, the Brighton & Hove district of East Sussex became a self-administered unitary authority and was granted city status in 2000. It remains part of the ceremonial county of East Sussex.

Locations within East Sussex:

Alfriston
Ashburnham
Battle
Beckley
Beddingham
Berwick
Bevendean
Bexhill
Bishopstone
Brede
Brightling
Brighton
Burwash
Buxted
Catsfield
Chailey
Chalvington
Chiddingly
Cooksbridge
Cowden
Cross in Hand
Crowborough
Crowhurst
Dallington
Ditchling
East Guldeford
East Hoathly
Eastbourne
Eastdean
Etchingham
Fairlight
Falmer
Fletching
Forest Row
Framfield
Frant
Friston
Glynde
Groombridge
Guestling
Hadlow Down
Hailsham
Hartfield
Heathfield
Hellingly
Herstmonceux
Hooe
Horam
Horsebridge
Horsted Keynes
Hove
Hurst Green
Icklesham
Iden
Iford
Isfield
Jevington
Kingston near Lewes
Lamberhurst
Laughton
Lewes
Litlington
Little Horsted
Maresfield
Mark Cross
Mayfield
Mountfield
Newenden
Newick
Ninfield
Northiam
Nutley
Offham
Old Town
Ore
Patcham
Peasmarsh
Penhurst
Pett
Playden
Plumpton
Plumpton Green
Polegate
Portslade
Preston
Pyecombe
Ratton Village
Ringmer
Ripe
Robertsbridge
Rodmell
Rotherfield
Rye
Sedlescombe
Selmeston
Shoreham-by-Sea
Sidley
Southwick
Stanmer
Staple Cross
Tarring Neville
Ticehurst
Uckfield
Udimore
Wadhurst
Waldron
Warbleton
Wartling
West Dean
West Firle
Westfield
Westmeston
Whatlington
Willingdon
Wilmington
Winchelsea
Withyham
Wivelsfield
Wivelsfield Green
Wych Cross


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Status: Ceremonial & (smaller) Non-metropolitan county
Region: South East England
Area: 1,792 sq. km
Admin HQ: Lewes
ISO 3166-2: GB-ESX
ONS code: 09
NUTS 3: UKJ22
Population: 752,900 (2005 est.)
Council: East Sussex County Council

 
     
 
   

 
 
   
 
 
 
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