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About Brede

Brede Place is a lovely historic property built in the year 1350 of Caen stone. The house was the family home of the Oxenbridge family and it was Sir Goddard who built the original house which was much added to in the 16th-century. The family had close family ties with Queen Elizabeth Ist and they are commemorated in the splendid Chantry of the fine parish church. Of the original Norman church only the pillars of the south arcade remain and are thought to be c 1180. It is a beautiful church that contains many monuments, fine window traceries and of latter day interest is a statue of the Madonna and Child by Clare Sheridan, sculptor and first cousin to Sir Winston Churchill. Brede Place was home to Miss Sheridan, she was brought up here and later returned to live in Brede. The house was also the home of Stepher Crane, author of The Red Badge of Courage. The house has a fscinating history and is still standing to the east of the village.

The delightful village stands on the southern slopes of the Brede River. It is but a short distance from the town of Battle, famous for the Battle of Hastings. Brede was first recorded in a Charter dated around the year 1016. At one period in it's history Brede was noted for it's iron works. In more recent times Brede has been a centre for tourism, it is an ideal place from which to explore the delights of the Sussex Heritage Coastal towns and villages and their vast expanse of golden sandy beaches. Brede is a welcoming place that has interesting cottages and houses interspersed throughout leafy lanes. There are splendid restaurants and inns and some good public houses in the region. In Battle there is a museum and there is a nearby RSPB site and a Wildlife park is located near Peasmarsh.

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