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Etymology[edit | edit source]

The name of Bulverhythe possibly comes from the adjacent haven, called Bollifride (Cole gives a spelling of 'Bulwer Hythe'[1]) alternatively, Bulverhythe, or Bull’s-hide, takes its name from the circumstance of William the Conqueror granting to the ancestor of the Pelham family as much land as he could cover with a Bull’s hide: he very ingeniously cut the hide into throngs, by which means he secured to himself a considerable parcel of ground.[2] Ross writes in his guide 'Here was a haven called bollefride, where some writers claim the Conqueror landed'[3].

Pre-History[edit | edit source]

An iguanadon fossil was discovered in the sandstone cliff here[4], together with numerous smaller fossils.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Antiquities of Hastings and the Battlefield (Thomas Cole 1864) Pg. 28 Google Books
    - 1864 ESCC Library. A later edition is also available: ESCC Library - 1884
  2. Osborne's Visitor's Guide to Hastings and St Leonards c1854 3rd ed. Pg. 67 Google Books
  3. A Guide to Hastings & St Leonards (Thomas Ross 1835) pg.40 Google Books
  4. Hastings, past and present (Mary Matilda Howard) pg. 269 Google Books

Pages in category ‘Bulverhythe’

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