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Playden in East Sussex

Playden village lies about a mile to the north of Rye. A visitor could be forgiven for passing by unaware of its existence, as the village has no centre. There are no shops and the houses are scattered over the rural parish.

Nevertheless there has been a settlement in Playden since the New Stone Age 4000 years ago. Playden, or Saltcote as it was once known, is mentioned in the Domesday Book and at one time had a thriving fish salting industry.

The picturesque church of St Michael stands at the top of the hill, and is an excellent example of a small Norman/Early English church. The spire, which can be seen peeping through the trees, is cedar shingled and on top rests a large lead cross. Inside amongst other things is carved screen dating from the fourteenth century.

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  • Alexander Sitkovetsky & Maxim Rysanov

    Tuesday 26th September
    Location: Iden

    Two of today’s finest and most charismatic string players join together in music specially written for the violin and viola. ... more

  • Sarah McQuaid

    Tuesday 26th September
    Location: Rye

    Born in Spain, raised in Chicago and now living in rural England, Sarah refuses to be pigeonholed, segueing easily from ... more

  • 1066: Why does it matter?

    Wednesday 27th September
    Location: Rye

    Dr Marc Morris is an expert on medieval monarchy and aristocracy, and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. In ... more

  • Piano Recital

    Wednesday 27th September
    Location: Rye

    The pianist Daniel Grimwood is a performer of international renown, combining an exceptional talent, rare versatility and refinement with an ... more

  • Winchelsea Cellars Tour

    Thursday 28th September
    Location: Winchelsea

    There will be seven similar tours over the two weeks of the Festival. The tours are led by expert local ... more

  • Writers of Rye

    Thursday 28th September
    Location: Rye

    Helen Simonson, who grew up in Peasmarsh and went to school in Rye, introduces a screening of the recent TV ... more

  • Called to Account

    Thursday 28th September
    Location: Rye

    Waste is everywhere. Fighting this waste is the Public Accounts Committee, which oversees public expenditure of some £700 billion annually. ... more

  • Open Mic Night

    Thursday 28th September
    Location: Rye

    Open Mic Night at the Queen's Head Inn - Come and have your moment in the spotlight! Are you a ... more

  • Songs of Love and Romance

    Thursday 28th September
    Location: Rye

    And they said romance was dead…well, maybe not quite Sit back with soprano Sarah Dacey, mezzo-soprano Ciara Hendrick, tenor Greg ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 29th September @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Rye Country Market will be open every Friday from 10th March - 15th December. We sell Cakes, Savouries, Preserves, Free ... more

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