Etymology[edit | edit source]
The name of Bulverhythe possibly comes from the adjacent haven, called Bollifride (Cole gives a spelling of 'Bulwer Hythe') 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. Ross writes in his guide 'Here was a haven called bollefride, where some writers claim the Conqueror landed'.
Pre-History[edit | edit source]
An iguanadon fossil was discovered in the sandstone cliff here, together with numerous smaller fossils.
References[edit | edit source]
- 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
- Osborne's Visitor's Guide to Hastings and St Leonards c1854 3rd ed. Pg. 67 Google Books
- A Guide to Hastings & St Leonards (Thomas Ross 1835) pg.40 Google Books
- Hastings, past and present (Mary Matilda Howard) pg. 269 Google Books