Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Folkington

St Peter Ad Vincula Church

The small hamlet of Folkington lies on the northern edge of the South Downs in East Sussex between Lewes and Eastbourne. Folkington lies on the route of the Wealdway footpath and bridleway and not far from the South Downs Way with access on foot to the nearby villages of Jevington and Wilmington.

The village has been known by several names, in the 11th century it was called Fachintane but by the 12th century the name had changed to Fokyngton. By the mid 18th century the village became known by its current name, Folkington. 

Church of St Peter ad Vincula
The church of St Peter ad Vincula is a flint walled church thought to have been built during the 13th century with 15th century and late Georgian additions. The first recorded priest was in 1226. 

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