Saturday, 14 February 2015

Brighton Seat, Arundel Town Hall and The World Keeps Turning

Brighton Seat :- To the left is the English Channel, to the right there is the main A259 coast road and directly ahead there is the huge Brighton Marina and then the City itself. This is the top of the 1930's built access to the beach at Ovingdean Gap on the south coast of England.

Arundel Town Hall :- Arundel Town Hall was built in 1836 by the 12th Duke of Norfolk and was designed by Robert Abraham. The building has a flint and sandstone fa├žade and Norman style towers. It was also the town's prison and was used to house inmates who had been convicted upstairs in the court rooms. The old prison cells are located in the undercroft of the Town Hall.

The World Keeps Turning :- Hog Croft Field in the village of Ovingdean. This place is ancient. It's mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 and also has an 11th Century church (just over the wall in the shade on the left of the image). If you look carefully at the field you'll notice many bumps and undulations. I'd never paid them much attention until one day I noticed a few people had roped an area off and were laying trenches. Archaeologists! It turns out that the area is a medieval site and the bumpy bits are actually the remains of a 13th century manor under the grass! They have also found some mid to late Saxon period pottery as well as arrow heads, beads and loom weights. They are planning to return and dig more this coming April. You can read more about it here :- Hog Croft

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