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REMNANTS OF WINCHELSEA PORT, ONCE AWALLED TOWNOF AHUNDRED ACRES

REMNANTS OF WINCHELSEA PORT, ONCE AWALLED TOWNOF AHUNDRED ACRES

Winchelsea has been twice ruined, once by the advancement of the sea and again by the sea's retirement. The original town, three miles south-east, disappeared on the Eve of the Feast of St. Agatha, 1287. Edward I, being then Warden of the Cinque Ports, caused the port to be rebuilt on the end of a spur of high ground. This fine town is now only a village. The town pump (bottom), the fourteenth century Strand Gate (top left) and the Tomb of Gervase Alard (top right), Admiral of the Cinque Ports in 1303 and 1306, remain as memories.

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