ICKLESHAM

The small hamlet of Icklesham lies about five miles from Rye. Its striking, historic, parish Church of All saints was built by the Normans and has some fine examples of medieval stained glass. Opposite the church is Parsonage Lane, which leads to the The Queens Head a deservedly popular country pub. From the garden there are spectacular views over the Brede Valley and to the distinct outline of Rye perched high on its rock. Past the church towards Winchelsea, the views to the right are of the sea and high on the hill, of Hoggs Hill Windmill. This old smock windmill, now restored as found a new lease of life as Sir Paul McCartney’s recording studio.