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Herstmonceux (England)
Location in England

Windmill on Windmill Hill
Basic data
status Village and Civil Parish
surface 24.7 km²
population 2613 (as of 2011)
Ceremony county East Sussex
District Wealden
Constituency Bexhill and Battle
Website: www.herstmonceuxparish.org.uk

Herstmonceux is a village in the county of East Sussex in the south east of England , near Hailsham . The village (former name: Gardner Street) is part of the parish of Herstmonceux, which also includes Herstmonceux Castle , the village of Cowbeech and a number of smaller hamlets such as Foul Mile, Trolliloes, Cowbeech Hill, Stunts Green, Ginger's Green Flowers Green and part of the Windmill Hill belong.

Herstmonceux Castle (a good three kilometers southeast) was the seat of the Royal Greenwich Observatory from 1958 to 1990 . It now houses the International Study Center of Queen's University , Kingston , Canada , receives so that the region an influx of Canadian and international students. The site is also home to the Observatory Science Center with the telescopes from the former observatory and the Herstmonceux Medieval Festival .

The castle is dominated by the All Saints Church with its tower from the 12th century and the nave from the 13th / 14th. Century. The Herstmonceux Congrational Church is just outside the village in the direction of the castle and was built in 1811 and is now a listed building.

The Herstmonceux area was known for its Schwingen (en: trugs ), flat woven baskets in an ash or chestnut frame . This tradition is still carried on today by some residents.

The name Herstmonceux is derived from the Anglo-Saxon hyrst , which means a wooded hill, and the name of the Monceux family , who were the landlords there in the 12th century.

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Coordinates: 50 ° 53 '  N , 0 ° 19'  E