Al Friston

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Al Friston
Al Friston (England)
Al Friston
Al Friston
Location in England

Al Friston from the southeast
Basic data
status Village and Civil Parish
surface 9.36 km²
population 829 (as of 2011)
Ceremony county East Sussex
District Wealden
Constituency Lewes

Al Friston is a village and civil parish in the Wealden District of East Sussex , England . The village is in the valley of the River Cuckmere , about three miles northeast of Seaford . The 2011 census counted 829 residents.

The village is visited by many tourists because it is a typical English village with its intact old town center. On the edge of the village near the river is St. Andrew's Church. It was built around 1370 and is also called the "Cathedral of the Downs".

In 1931 Eleanor Farjeon wrote the popular hymn Morning Has Broken in Alfriston, supposedly about the beauty she saw in that village. The song was later sung by Cat Stevens and also found its way into hymn books of the Anglican Church.

Web links

Commons : Alfriston  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ East Sussex in Figures . East Sussex County Council. Retrieved August 17, 2020.

Coordinates: 50 ° 48 '  N , 0 ° 9'  E