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82                               BYGONE SUSSEX.
shrine of St. Richard of Chichester. Past the old-fashioned shops and houses of the village, and taking the road to the left of the cross, and then keeping to the right, we pass by pleasant country roads and lanes until we come to Berwick station. Berwick has its historic associa­tions also, for when the Battle of Lewes was fought, Philip Basset, Lord of Berwick, a stout champion of the King, was the last man to keep the field on that day of disaster to the Royal cause. He was captured, and sent as a prisoner to Dover Castle in the custody of young Simon, the son of the great Simon de Montfort, whose name is writ large in English history. But rail­ways have scant respect for the memories of the past, and by a few minutes' ride we are brought again to our starting point of Polegate, having had about nine miles of walking from first to last.
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