Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Disputed weathervane at Piddinghoe, Sussex

Leave Newhaven on the west side of the River Ouse, heading north along the lane to Piddinghoe. Bear right into the village, passing through the village centre to find the parish church perched up on a little hillside to the right of the road. It is unique in having a round Norman tower. The tower is topped by an ornamental weathervane that has excited some literary disputes. Rudyard Kipling, a Sussex man, wrote that it was a “gilded dolphin”, but most local folk think it is a trout.

from Teashop Walks in Sussex by Rupert Matthews
Buy your copy HERE

Book Description

30 Aug 2007
This book features 18 of the finest teashops in Sussex with walks that offer something special by way of scenery, history, wildlife or art.

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