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HAILSHAM

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Originally appearing in Volume V12, Page 821 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HAILSHAM, a market-town in the Eastbourne parliamentary division of Sussex, England, 54 M. S.S.E. from London by the London, Brighton & South Coast railway. Pop. (1901), 4197. The church of St Mary is Perpendicular. The picturesque Augustinian priory of Michelham lies 2 M. W. by the Cuckmere river; it is altered into a dwelling house, but retains a gate-house, crypt and other portions of Early English date. There was also a Premonstratensian house at Otham, 3 M. S., but the remains are scanty. Hailsham has a considerable agricultural trade, and manufactures of rope and matting are carried on.
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