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Rye Foreign

Rye Foreign in East Sussex

Rye Foreign lies on the A268 and is about 3 miles (5-km) north-west of Rye. The parish encompasses the hamlets of Bowler's Town and Springfield.

Rye Foreign got its name because Rye and Winchelsea were once subject to the Abbey of Fecamp in Normandy. Henry III felt that for the safety of the realm that this should change and signed a Charter of Resumption in 1247, which brought the ports back under the King's control. However, an area outside Rye remained under the control of Abbey and this became known as Rye Foreign.

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St Anthony of Padua

Bruce Atkin (16th Aug 2006)

I recently visited the Church at Rye Foreign but could not find any reference to the history of the church. ... more

An Evening of Music and Song

Wednesday 23rd July @ 7:00pm
Location: Rye

An Evening of Music and Song - join the four Rye Wurlitzer Academy soloists performing special repertoire ahead of the ... more