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Horam Civil Parish
Horam (East Sussex)
Horam

Horam Civil Parish shown within East Sussex
Area[1] sq mi (10.4 km²)
Population 2583 (2007)[1]
 - Density 643/sq mi (248/km²)
OS grid reference TQ577174
 - London 42 miles (68 km) NNW
District Wealden
Shire county East Sussex
Region South East
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HEATHFIELD
Postcode district TN21 0
Dialling code 01435
Police Sussex
Fire East Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
European Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Wealden
Website: http://www.horam.com/
List of places: UKEnglandEast Sussex

Coordinates: 50°56'N 0°14'E? / ?50.93, 0.24

Horam is a village and civil parish[2] in the Wealden District of East Sussex, situated three miles (4.8 km) south of Heathfield. Included in the parish are the settlements of Vines Cross and Burlow.

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[edit] History

The name Horam appears to originate in the bible, meaning 'their hill'. Vines Cross is named after John Vyne, weho was a local vintner in 1595. Like many other settlements on the Weald, Horam was involved in the Wealden iron industry.

[edit] Governance

Horam Parish Council consists of twelve members[3]

[edit] Geography

Horam village lies on the A267 Tunbridge Wells - Lewes road south of Heathfield. The area is on the slopes of the Weald: there are many headwater streams of the River Cuckmere, carving out valleys, the main one being the Waldron Ghyll (or Gill).

[edit] Transport

Horam is served by various bus routes of the Eastbourne Bus Company.[4] The erstwhile railway line is now the Cuckoo Trail footpath through the village.

[edit] Religion

The village is served by the local church, Christ Church[5] found in Horebeech Lane: the vicar is Revd Mark Redhouse. The small church in Vines Cross was dedicated to St James but is no longer in existence.

[edit] Education

Primary education is provided at Maynards Green Primary School[6] St Mary's School, Horam[7] is a secondary day and residential special school, located at Maynards Green.

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