Tuesday 12 March 2019


Arlington is a small village in East Sussex. The village is on a minor road north of the A27 between Polegate and Lewes and near to Berwick Railway Station. The village is from the River Cuckmere and  Arlington Reservoir.

This quaint sleepy village with its historic public house, church and cottages dates back to at least Anglo-Saxon times.  Evidence suggests that there have been settlement in and around the village since Roman Times.  

River Cuckmere

Yew Tree Inn

St Pancras Church
This pretty church dates back to at least Saxon times, although evidence has suggested that an earlier wooden church stood on the site. It is thought that the original church was destroyed by invaders but later rebuilt using bricks from the nearby Roman road. 

During the 12th and early 13th centuries the Normans enlarged the church adding a side chapel and tower. During the late 13th and 14th centuries to accommodate the increasing population of the village the church was enlarged even further. 

By the end of the 19th century the church was in a poor state of repair. Restoration work was carried out and the church returned to its former glory.

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