UDIMORE

The Village of Udimore stretches across a ridge sitting high beyond Rye overlooking the Tillingham valley leading to the villages of Broad Oak and Brede. If there is a nucleus it is situated off the main road and centres around the Norman Church of St Mary’s surrounded by old farm cottages and small scattering of oast houses and orchards. There is also a new village hall which serves as a wedding venue. The word Udimore is probably derived from the Anlgo Saxon ‘Wudu mearc’ meaning boundary of the woods. Edward the I is said to have stayed at nearby Court Lodge whilst he built the New Winchelsea. Along this stretch of road there are many large houses, some Victorian handsome buildings not far from a popular pub The Plough Inn.