The village of Icklesham is situated (6miles) from Hastings and a similar distance to Rye on A259. The Norman Church of All Saints and St Nicholas has some fine examples of medieval stained glass and a lovely piscina with three carved heads of animals worthy of a visit when passing through. Opposite the church is Parsonage Lane, which leads to The Queens Head Public House, believed to have been built in the 7th year of the reign of Charles 1st 1632. This is a popular country pub and from the garden there are spectacular views over the Brede Valley and beyond. Past the church in the direction of Winchelsea, the views to the right are of the sea and high on the hill, of a “Smock”Windmill. This type of windmill consists of a sloping, horizontally weatherboarded or thatched tower, usually with six or eight sides. It is topped with a roof or cap that rotates to bring the sails into the wind. This old windmill, now restored as found a new lease of life as Sir Paul McCartney’s recording studio.
The village is served by a primary school https://www.ickleshamcp.e-sussex.sch.uk and for the keen walker or cyclist you can follow in the footsteps of William the Conquer on the 1066 walk from Pevensey to Rye which goes through this delightful village.