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Essays, Sketches and Illustrations of bygone Sussex

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great beauty and interest, though it must be sorrowfully admitted that the " restorer" has been abroad, and, seeking what he could devour, has destroyed much. Yet there are still relics of Saxon architecture as at Sompting, Bosham, and Worth, whilst the Norman builder can be traced at the Shorehams, Bramber, Steyning, Shipley, and elsewhere. Chichester, Rye, and East­bourne are amongst the transitional structures. Early English and Decorated may be seen at Arundel, Poynings, and Mayfield, whilst Winchel-sea, Alfriston, and Etchingham supply instances of later Decorated. There are round towers at Southease and Piddinghoe. The Sussex churches contain some fine specimens of monumental art, noble tombs like those of the Fitzalans at Arundel, and the Fiennes at Herstmonceux, and brasses such as those at Battle and Etchingham.
The antiquary and the lover of the picturesque cannot fail to be delighted with the ruined castles of Bodiam, Pevensey, Herstmonceux, Hastings, Bramber, Amberley, Arundel, Halnaker, Lewes, Scotway, Camber, and the Ypres Tower at Rye. The religious orders have left their mark in the ruined abbeys and monasteries of Battle, Boxgrove, Tortington, Hardham, Shulbrede, Lewes, Wil-
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