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An illustrated descriptive guide, to the places mentioned in
the writings of Rudyard Kipling.

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Chapter VII
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,
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