Rye Foreign

Rye Foreign in East Sussex Village Guide

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

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Attractions and Activities

Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin

For almost 900 years the Parish Church of Rye, dedicated to St Mary the Virgin, has dominated the hill on … more

Rye Town Council

The Town Hall, which was built in 1741, was designed by Andrew Jelfe. The building is surmounted by a cupola, … more

Full Throttle Boat Charters

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Accommodation

Mermaid Cottage

Mermaid Cottage is a cosy, recently refurbished 18th century cottage situated on the historic cobbled Mermaid Street in Rye, perfect … more

The Ship Inn

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Flushing House

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Restaurants

Haydens Coffee Shop

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Webbe's at the Fish Café

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The Mermaid Inn

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