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Newhaven is a town in the Lewes District of East Sussex in England. It lies at the mouth of the River Ouse, on the Sussex Coast, and is a car ferry port for services across the English Channel to Dieppe in Normandy. The port handles industrial traffic and there is also a small marina.

 

 

 

Newhaven lighthouse - Photos NJK

 

 

The town is linked to Lewes by rail; there are two stations: Newhaven Town and Newhaven Harbour. The line terminates at nearby Seaford. The port of Newhaven is now entirely owned by the French authorities.

 

The huge Newhaven Fort, built on Castle Hill in the 1860s, is only the last of several built here since Bronze Age times. It is now a visitor attraction.

 

Whilst the commercial and industrial communities of Newhaven have declined, the town has been granted quite extensive regeneration programmes for several years, to varying degrees of success. These have included a huge increase in properties built in the town over the past decade or so. Recent developments have sought to increase economic prosperity in the area, but have on the whole failed, with the recent closure of several of the town's major shops. One of the business closures was, in part, a protest at the mismanagement of the town.

Newhaven used to be named Meeching until the 16th Century when a great storm diverted the course of the Sussex Ouse so forming a New Haven.

 

For the record - although Newhaven is the postal town of South Heighton & Denton, they are separate villages. They are NOT Newhaven.

 

 

 

Newhaven harbour

 

 

Archeological Sites

 

To the east of Newhaven is the derelict village of Tide Mills which is the remains of workers' cottages, a tide mill, and a large saline lagoon which was the storage pond for high water to power the mill on the outgoing tide.

 

Almost within the same site is the set of foundations for the Heritage Marine Hospital [3] which was founded in the mid 19th century to cater for disabled boys who had undergone surgery.

 

Tide Mills is also associated with the pioneering Newhaven Seaplane Base

 

 

Intrigue

 

When Lord Lucan vanished in 1974, his car was found in Newhaven, in Norman Road, with two types of blood in it.

 

 

 

Newhaven marina

 

 

 

SUSSEX INDEX A - Z

 

 

ARUNDEL CASTLE

BATTLE

BATTLE ABBEY

BATTLE OF HASTINGS

BEACHY HEAD

BEXHILL

BODIAM CASTLE

BRIGHTON

CHICHESTER

CHIDDINGLY - HORSE SHOW and GYMKHANA

CROWBOROUGH

CUCKMERE VALLEY - EXCEAT

DISTRICT AND BOROUGH COUNCILS

EAST SUSSEX
EASTBOURNE

FIRLE

FIRLE BONFIRE SOCIETY

GLYNDE

GUY FAWKES

HAILSHAM

HASTINGS

HEATHFIELD

HERSTMONCEUX

LEWES

LEWES DISTRICT COUNCIL

NEWHAVEN

PEVENSEY CASTLE

RYE

SEAFORD

SEVEN SISTERS

SUSSEX

SUSSEX THINGS TO DO GUIDE

THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS

TRUGS

TWISSELLS MILL, OLD HEATHFIELD

UCKFIELD

WEALD

 

 

 

 

 

Newhaven lifeboat

 

 


 

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