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A Literary & Historical travel guide to the Sussex Coast

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arches and ribbed vault between them are of fifteenth-century character. Such is the case with the whole of the other gate on a high level, the Perry, Pipewell, or Land Gate, an insignificant oblong structure with flat arches and a rough vault supported by ribs, a shield with arms over one of the arches. Near it on higher ground by the windmill is the site of the castle, where are some slight rubble foundations that may be a fragment of it, or of St. Leonard's Church, or of almost anything else. (In the Town Hall is
an interesting painting on wood of the fourteenth century. It represents a most benevolent-looking person holding a windmill, which is said to have come from this church.) Between the gate and the site of the castle are slight fragments of the town wall, a surprisingly poor piece of work, merely two and a half feet of rubble that might have suggested the remark of Tobiah the Ammonite that "if a fox go up he shall break down their stone wall." From the site of the castle to the New Gate,
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