Ringmer Village, East Sussex
A typical Sussex village surrounded by farmland and with the South Downs as a backdrop. It has a village green upon which, in the summer, cricket and stoolball are played and where children play on the swings and slides.
There are also some good shops to be found too -
Middleton's stock knitting wools
and patterns of all sorts and are well known for their variety and choice.
Help and advice is also given. They also stock Britains models, stationery,
birthday cards etc .
Lew Howard's prize-winning gourmet sausages can be found here too - give them a try !
Some of the houses in Ringmer are old dating back to the 17th Century and can be seen from the main road if you look carefully. Plashett Park and Ringmer Park were, until the late 1500s, deer parks belonging to the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Originally built in the 1200s it has had additions - the last major
one being the current bell tower added in 1884 - made over the centuries
and is well- maintained and preserved. The magnificent organ has recently
been refurbished and is appreciated by organists from all around. The new St Mary's Parish Room extension has been completed and officially opened. The outside is faced with some 4 tons of flints collected from a local farmer's fields by the Ringmer Young Farmers as their contribution to the extension. Various fund raising
activities have occurred, and continue, to finance the village's contribution to the cost.
|There is an active Mother's Union group too.|
|Want to see what the churchyard would look like without the grave stones ?||Another view of the Church|
|Parish Magazine Web Site|
Useful site for B & Bs
His wife, Anna, has recently published a local history book on Ringmer County Primary School . It is called 'One of the Best Schools in the District...'; The Story of Ringmer School. It is about the Ringmer School that stood at the junction of Lewes Road and Harrisons Lane from 1979 to 1993 and was successively the Ringmer Board School, Ringmer Council School, Ringmer Elementary School and Ringmer County Primary School.
Copies are available from Middleton's Shop, Ringmer, School Hill Bookshop, Lewes, or via this email address.
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