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NOTES TO SUSSEX.

quidam de natione Scottorum, vocabulo Dicul, habens monasteriolum permodicum in loco qui vocatur Bosanhamm, silvis et mari circumdatum, et in eo fratres quinque sive sex, in humili et paupere vita Domino famulantes. Sed provincialium nullus eorum vel vitam æmulari, vel praedicationem curabat audire." (Bed. Hist. Eccl. 1.4, c. 13.)

36. Botolph's.—This is a vicarage united to the rectory of Bramber. (Clergy List.) See below the description of Haningedune. In the (Nonæ Roll) about 1341, the parish is mentioned by the name of St. Botolph's.—Roman bricks and pottery have been ploughed up on the Downs within this parish. (Horsfield's Suss. II, 231.)

37. Bourne, East.—I imagine this place to be noticed in (D.B.), though not quite satisfied on the subject. It is under the same circumstances as Berwick above.—The church contains sedilia and zigzag mouldings. "Parsonage farm-house, adjoining the churchyard, is a building of considerable antiquity." At the Lamb Inn is "a vaulted apartment with groined arches" in good preservation; "and a subterraneous passage leading from another apartment towards the church was, a few years ago, partly explored" (Horsfield's Suss. I, 297.) "Near the road leading down to the Chalk Cliffs are the remains of a building called St. Gregory's chapel (note—so named in letters patent, establishing the corporation of Pevensey) and the fields and hill are now distinguished by that name. The bells belonging to it are said to have been carried to France, and now actually used either at Rouen or Dieppe in Normandy." (East Bourne, that is, Guide to, 1787.) The dates of the above mention of St. Gregory's chapel, and of its desecration, are not given.—In 1712, near the sea about a mile and a half from East Bourne church, the pavement of a room, a bath, and foundations of walls were laid open, apparently the remains of a Roman villa, which had been destroyed by fire, as the ruins were covered with charred wood, among which, beside nails &c., were found a human skull and several bones. A full account of the discovery is added as an Appendix to the above little work. In December, 1848, Roman foundations were uncovered here not far from the sea, being portions of a villa, of which perhaps the larger part has been destroyed by the falling of the cliff. The foundations are from two to four feet thick, and one of the apartments was thirty feet long. The remains of a kind of corridor, or passage, between two parallel walls thirteen feet apart, paved with