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picture gallery has many valuable paintings, particularly one by Holbein of Sir John Gage, who held important offices in the Court of Henry VIII. The chair constantly used by Napoleon I. at St. Helena is among the relics here.
" The Tramp " in his charming book on the South Downs, gives the following route for an invigorating twelve-mile walk in this area :
" I should be disposed to recommend a circuit from Seaford by footpath to Bishopstone, thence by a continuing footpath to Denton. From South Heighton, just beyond, go north by the Down track to Beddingham, already mentioned, and so come gradually to Beddingham Hill. Now, turning east, keep to the crest of the hiUs for rather more than three miles—to beyond the summit of Bostal Hill. Here a track from Alciston crosses. This strikes south-westward and is a direct way back to East Blatchington and Seaford."