15 Facts About Rottingdean


Rottingdean is a village in the city of Brighton and Hove, on the south coast of England.

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Name Rottingdean is normally interpreted as the valley of the people associated with Rota .

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Rottingdean is in a dry valley whose sides in the upper reaches are quite steep, and this valley comes right down to the English Channel coast.

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Rottingdean was part of the Lewes district given to his brother-in-law Earl William de Warenne.

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From information in the Domesday Book of 1086 it can be estimated that Rottingdean had a total population of between 50 and 100 at that time.

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The raiders landed at Rottingdean, probably intending to pillage the nearby Lewes priory.

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Contraband was most probably unloaded at Saltdean Gap rather than at Rottingdean as it was a more deserted spot.

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Rottingdean opened schools in the village both for the well-off and for the local children.

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When farming collapsed in the 1920s, much of the farmland became available for building, and Rottingdean increased significantly in population, but especially in the area known as Saltdean.

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Now a public house on the High Street, the Black Horse is believed to be the oldest entire building in Rottingdean, having been built during the reign of Henry VIII, perhaps as early as 1513.

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Rottingdean then acquired Aubrey Cottage next door and combined the two properties.

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St Margaret's church Rottingdean features stained glass windows built by William Morris from the designs of the artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones.

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Rottingdean is known for the black wooden windmill erected on Beacon Hill to the west of the village in 1802.

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Rottingdean expanded his classes to an annexe in the High Street.

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Rottingdean scored his first try against Ireland in his debut match in 1922.

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