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Battlesite decision under review

English Heritage is reviewing its decision not to relocate the site of the Battle of Hastings in 1066 to Crowhurst, while also considering two other applications concerning important historical claims for the Upper Wilting site. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 20:08 Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013 In: Home Ground Tags: Battle of Hastings Crowhurst Manor English Heritage Martin White Nick Austin Upper Wilting

Hastings Burgh is missing link, says Austin

Martin White’s identification of the Old Hastings Burgh or fort at Upper Wilting provides an important missing link establishing the location of Hastings at Bulverhythe at the time of the Norman invasion, says Nick Austin, who has called on local MP Amber Rudd to help save the site from being bulldozed before a proper investigation can take place. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 13:35 Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 In: Home Ground Tags: Battle of Hastings BHLR Martin White Nick Austin Wilting

TV date Monday while court ponders

The long-awaited BBC South-East programme on local historian Nick Austin’s theory of where the Battle of Hastings really took place is now scheduled to be shown on Monday 4 February at 7.30pm. Meanwhile the High Court is expected soon to set a date to hear Michael Bernard’s application to have the road-building stopped, writes Nick Terdre

Site of Norman longboat located

An important step towards finding further evidence to back his theory that the Battle of Hastings took place in Crowhurst Valley has been taken by local historian, Nick Austin, who says he has located the site of a buried Norman longboat, which must have formed part of the invasion fleet, HOT’s Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 20:03 Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012 In: Home Ground Tags: Battle of Hastings Combe Haven Crowhurst longboat Nick Austin Nick Terdre Valley

New battlesite theory collides with road plans

Recent research by local historian Nick Austin points to Crowhurst Valley as the site of the Battle of Hastings – just where the Bexhill to Hastings link road is due to be built. If the road goes ahead on the currently planned route, he fears it will destroy what could become a World Heritage Site and a major attraction for Hastings, writes Nick Terdre.

Posted 10:28 Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 In: 1067 & All That Tags: Battle of Hastings Combe Haven John Grehan link road Nick Austin
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