Monday, March 25, 2019

Wilmington

Church of St Mary and St Peter 

The peaceful village of Wilmington is situated in the South Downs in East Sussex not far from the seaside town of Eastbourne. This Saxon village was originally known as Wineltone. The 12th century church of St Mary and St Peter sits peacefully in the village along with the remains of a 12th century priory. 



Just above the village on the slopes of Windover Hill is "The Long Man of Wilmington", a hill figure of a giant man holding two "staves". It was originally thought the the figure dated back to the Iron Age or the Neolithic period however, it is now thought that the figure may have been cut in the 16th or 17th centuries. 


The South Downs near Wilmington



The Long Man of Wilmington


https://www.visitsoutheastengland.com/things-to-do/the-long-man-of-wilmington-p197081

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