Wittersham

Wittersham in Kent Village Guide

Wittersham is situated between Rye and Tenterden on the B2082, lying on the high ground of the Isle of Oxney, which at an earlier time was surrounded by water. The Isle of Oxney has wonderful views of unspoiled rolling countryside.

The village has a long history; the village sign having the image of a Danish longship incorporated into the design. It is believed that the Danes occupied an area of the Isle of Oxney in AD 892 as it offered a vantage point to observe the troops of Alfred the Great were camped at nearby Newenden.

In the village there is an attractive 13th century church – St John the Baptist and one remaining traditional pub The Swan, serving real ale. On Tuesday mornings there is a community market.

Stocks Mill, about one mile away from Wittersham on the B2082 is a fine example of a post mill, being built in 1781, the largest of its type in Kent. The white-weatherboarded mill is thought to have been moved from another site. Although the mill is no longer in production it is open to the public on Sunday afternoons in the Summer.

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St John the Baptist Church, Wittersham

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Wittersham / Tenterden War Horse

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Attractions and Activities

Full Throttle Boat Charters

We offer the Rye bay RIB Safari, lasting 1/2 an hour and only £18.50pp. We fly around Rye bay and … more

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 Heritage Centre

The perfect way to discover Rye. Rye Heritage Centre provides an ideal introduction to the town with the Story of … more

Accommodation

1 Regent Square

2 bedroom modern house in Rye Town centre with private parking. Sleeps up to 5 persons. Fully fitted kitchen with … more

The Ship Inn

In the centre of the small, charming town of Rye, the Ship is a modern take on the traditional English … more

Coldharbour Cottage

Coldharbour Cottage won the National Silver Award for the best Self Catering Cottage in 2010. The cottage itself has been … more

Restaurants

The Mermaid Inn

One of England’s oldest and loveliest inns, with Norman cellars dating from 1156, the Mermaid, rebuilt in 1420, offers tradition … more

Flackley Ash Hotel, Restaurant & Spa

Located in the Sussex countryside 4 miles from the historic town of Rye, Flackley Ash is a delightful Grade II … more

Haydens Coffee Shop

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