Rother District

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Rother District
Location in East Sussex
status District
region South East England
Administration County East Sussex
Administrative headquarters Bexhill-on-Sea
surface 511.75 km² (98.)
Residents 88,200 (268.)
ONS code 21UG

Rother is a district in East Sussex , England . It is named after the river Rother . The administrative headquarters are in Bexhill-on-Sea . Other significant locations are Battle (site of the Battle of Hastings ), Burwash , Icklesham , Rye and Ticehurst .

The district was formed on April 1, 1974 and was the result of the merger of the urban districts Bexhill and Rye and the Rural District Battle.


The district is divided into 33 parishes ( Civil Parish ):

  • Ashburnham
  • Battle
  • Beckley
  • Bodiam
  • Brede
  • Brightling
  • Burwash
  • Camber
  • Catsfield
  • Crowhurst
  • Dallington
  • Penhurst
  • Pett
  • Playden
  • Rye
  • Rye Foreign
  • Salehurst and Robertsbridge
  • Sedlescombe
  • Ticehurst
  • Udimore
  • Westfield
  • Whatlington

Of these, 31 have their own, Ashburnham and Penhurst have a joint Parish Council. East Guldeford has no such body; instead, residents' assemblies take place. Rye and Battle are small towns ( Town ), accordingly the council there is called Town Council .

The Bexhill administrative center is an unparished area outside this structure. There is neither a municipal council nor its own administration, the decisions that arise are made at the district level, as is the handling of related tasks.

Web links

Commons : Rother District  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. District Rother in the Ordnance Survey database , accessed on March 17, 2018 (English)
  2. Parish / Town Councils on the district's website, accessed March 17, 2018.
  3. ^ Option One: No change to local governance. Description of the constellation from autumn 2017 on the occasion of a review triggered by a petition from the population, District website, accessed on March 17, 2018 (English)

Coordinates: 51 ° 51 ′  N , 0 ° 28 ′  E