TQ6806 : Star Inn

taken 8 years ago, 3 km from Cooden, East Sussex, Great Britain

Star Inn
Star Inn
The buildings in the foreground were constructed in 1402 as a sluice keeper's cottage for the nearby Pevensey Sluice. Sometime during the Civil War of the 1640s it became an inn originally known as he Star of Bethlehem as it attracted the shepherds from the nearby marsh. Other clientele included travellers moving along the old road across the marshes from Pevensey to Hastings and during the 18th and 19th centuries local smugglers who used the inn as a meeting point and also concealed a couple of small ships in the marshes nearby. The inn's isolation was ideal for this trade an it stood at the junction of a number of paths that head north across the levels and was the site of two battles between smugglers and coastguards one in 1822 and another in 1833 which left three smugglers dead and five seriously injured after a two hour gunfight. Since then the inn has become a meeting place for holidaymakers from nearby Normans Bay and those wishing to enjoy a pub lunch out in the isolation of the marshes.
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TQ6806, 58 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 6 February, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 7 February, 2010
Category
Inn   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 686 060 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:49.7446N 0:23.5600E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 685 060
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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