To a Sussexian born and bred the writing of this little book has been wholly a labour of love. Following the lines of earlier volumes of the series it deals chiefly with historical and literary associations, and it aims at being rather a readable account of the district than strictly a guide-book. Each place so far as possible is treated chronologically rather than topographically, but for the benefit of those using this work as a guide when actually visiting Sussex a full index is provided.
An attempt to enumerate all the works I have consulted would almost involve transcribing the catalogue of the Sussex Archaeological Library at Lewes; obligations sufficiently definite are acknowledged in the text, and to the following works a general debt of gratitude may in addition be expressed: Sussex Archceological Collections (S.A.C.); Sussex Record Society's volumes; Hors-field's History and Topography of Sussex (1835); Victoria History (particularly the splendid historical articles by F. L. Salzmann and architectural ones by P. M. Johnston); Hadrian Allcrof t's Earthwork of England; Miss Arnold Foster's Studies in Church Dedications; Chancellor Parish's Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect; C. Thomas-Stanford's Sussex in the Great Civil War. A word of sincere