Combe Valley in East Sussex from the Ice Age to the present day.
Site under development
The Combe Valley History Project aims to collect and display information about Combe Valley which lies between Bexhill-on-Sea and St Leonards-on-Sea in East Sussex England, from the end of the Ice Age to the present day.
The area includes the water catchment area of the Combe Haven river, formerly called the River Asten, a derivative of Haesten, Crowhurst, the coastal areas of Bulverhythe, Glyne Gap and Galley Hill, the historic farming areas of Worsham, Buckholt and Wilting and the Pebsham, Watermill and Powdermill streams.
As these pages develop, we hope you find much to interest you, including details of Neolithic settlements, Saxon and Viking raids and sea battles, land and farms owned by King Harold Godwinson, the salt pans and fishing industry of Bulverhythe, the Victorian farm railway and the 17 Arches railway viaduct carrying the line from Bexhill (West) to Crowhurst, the airfield Pebsham aerodrome...and of course, the huge waste tip, the criminal destruction of Glover's Farm and the building of the Bexhill to Hastings Link Road.
This site will also have a Names Index listing all the alternative names for relevant places over the ages - and a reading list with hyperlinks for further information.