Highways and Byways in Sussex - online book

An illustrated appreciation, of the most interesting districts in Sussex.

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that the traveller who wishes to experience the right medieval thrill should come to Winchelsea either at dusk or at night. To make acquaintance with any new town by night is to double one's pleasure; for there is a first joy in the curious half-seen strangeness of the streets and houses, and a further
The Landgate, Rye.
joy in correcting by the morrow's light the distorted im­pressions gathered in the dark.
To come for the first time upon Winchelsea at dusk, whether from the station or from Rye, is to receive an impression almost if not quite unique in England ; since there is no other town throned like this upon a green hill, to be gained only through massive gateways. From the station one would enter at the Pipewell Gate ; from Rye, by the Strand Gate. The
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