THE LONG MAN OF WILMINGTON
The round now to be made may be too long for the wayfarer to take at one time, but it will be convenient to treat it as a whole, and then it may be broken up as thought convenient. Follow the road through Willingdon from Eastbourne until a turning about half a mile beyond goes to the left to Jevington. Another mile leads us to a turnpike at which three roads converge—to the right Polegate; to the left Wannock; to the centre Folkington and Wilmington. Just before reaching Wilmington four roads meet: that to the right leads to Arlington and Michelham ; forwards to Berwick, Glynde, and Lewes ; while the road to the left leads into Wilmington, and over the hill to Alfriston, and to Lullington, Litlington, West Dean and Seaford.
Wilmington Priory was an " Alien ", Priory i that is, a subordinate foundation, dependent on some great foreign (Norman) Abbey. The institution of which Wilmington Priory was an offshoot was the Benedictine Abbey of Grestein,