The area around Ninfield is steeped in history from the battle ground at Senlac Hill to the Sussex coastal forts. Here you can find some links to places of notable local historic interest, local history groups and museums. Just click on the relevant photo. This is a growing list, but if you have any recommendations, why not get in touch with us!

Windmill Hill

The windmill at Windmill Hill dates back to 1814. It’s a fine example of a Sussex post mill and has been the subject of an extraordinary restoration project since 2003, the largest and most ambitious windmill restoration project in the UK. The sweeps have now been restored, complete with shutters. Guided tours are a splendid way to appreciate the mill and the process of flour milling.

Battle and District Historical Society

There’s a wealth of information to be found on website of the Battle and District Historical Society. As well as hosting guest speakers, the society has published a large number of historical papers relevant to the local area and these can be accessed from the Collectanea archive on the website.

Bexhill Museum

Bexhill Museum opened in 1914 with one gallery, and has grown its collection to match its style ever since. After 2003 the Egerton Road building incorporated the Bexhill Old Town Costume Museum for a rebuild that established the unique mix of the modern and Edwardian that it is today. Its four galleries and unique artefacts are maintained by Bexhill Museum Ltd, a UK registered charity.

Herstmonceux Castle

300 acres of managed woodland and beautiful gardens, all surrounding a red brick, 15th century, moated castle. It is one of the oldest significant brick buildings still standing in England. A descendant of the Monceux family, Roger Fiennes, was responsible for the construction of the castle . Sir Roger was appointed Treasurer of the Household of Henry VI and needing a house fitting a man of his position, construction of the castle on the site of the old manor house began in 1441.