Ecclesbourne Glen

From Historical Hastings

Also known for a time as Eaglesbourne Glen[1] There was a Bronze age rapier discovered here.[2]

19th Century Tourism

A visitor's guide published in the Hastings & St Leonards Observer during 1869 describes the area thus[3]:

Ecclesbourne.—A picturesque glen route (via East Hill to the Dripping Well)—a delightful ramble in dry weather.

Towards the upper end of the glen, there is a cave that was reportedly utilised by a hermit, later becoming occupied by a couple that had been evicted from the Workhouse.


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References & Notes

  1. Hastings, past and present (Mary Matilda Howard) pg. 268 Google Books
  2. Historic Hastings, J. Manwaring Baines pg. 1 ISBN: 0948869003 ISBN: 9780948869006 Amazon
  3. Hastings & St Leonards Observer 12 March 1869 pg. 4