Northiam is a village rich in history with half-timbered, thatched old cottages, fine houses, modern estates and a parish pump on the green. Situated on the A28. Northiam is (8miles) from Rye, Hastings (11 miles) Ashford (20miles) Tunbridge Wells (22 miles)
Historically it is reported that in 1573 Queen Elizabeth 1 stopped and rested under an old oak tree, which is still there today.
To the south west of the village is ‘ Brickwall’ a listed Jacobean mansion that was (historically connected to a large estate that went as far as Broad Oak 4 miles to the South) purchased in the late 15th Century by Thomas White of Rye and Stephen Frewen bought the house in 1666 and it remained in the family until in 1946. The house took on a new role as a school specialising in tutoring dyslexic and dyspraxic children. It continues today and is known as Frewen College. https://www.frewencollege.co.uk Another notable property of interest is Great Dixter house, a spectacular house restored by Edward Lutyens https://www.greatdixter.co.uk In more recent years this house has been the home of Christopher Lloyd, gardener and gardening writer which is open to the public.
Facilities in the village of Northiam include primary school https://www.northiamcep.e-sussex.sch.uk
Doctors Surgery, Dentist,two supermarkets Spar and Jempsons https://www.jempsons.com/ as well as a Hardware store,Blue Cross, Veterinary centre https://www.badgersoakvets.co.uk/
The village has a strong community with a wonderful village hall offering space for functions and events https://www.northiamvillagehall.co.uk. The village is also served by the parish church of St Marys including The Frewen Mausoleum.