Throughout England there are thousands of lost or deserted villages. Most were abandoned after the Black Death or other plague epidemics, but some were lost to coastal erosion or the encroaching sea, while others were resettled elsewhere when the livelihood upon which the village relied disappeared and some were even deliberately moved in later centuries on the whim of country house owners.
In this book author Alex Vincent surveys the lost villages of Sussex. By examining old records and maps, the history of excavations, local archaeological archives and records and the evidence of remaining buildings, ruins and old earthworks, he has recorded over 140 deserted, shrunken and shifted villages in East and West Sussex.
Alex Vincent is a local historian who has been researching Sussex history for many years. Previous publications include a series on the Roman Roads of Sussex, Lost Churches and Chapels of Sussex. www.amberley-books.com
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