The Church and Clergy House, Alfriston
20" x 30". Alkyd. 1990
There has been a settlement here for many years, certainly back to Saxon times. The
substantial church dates back to the fourteenth century and is often called the 'Cathedral
of the Downs'. The mound on which it stands is thought to have been a pagan burial-place.
The building to the right of the picture is the Old Clergy House, of about 1350. In 1896
it became the first building to be purchased by the National Trust - at a cost of ten
pounds. The green in front of the church is known as the Tye.