Welcome to the Piddinghoe Parish Website
Today Piddinghoe is a quiet picturesque village in the South Downs National Park close to Newhaven. In 2011 the parish had a population of 255.
The village sits in the beautiful Ouse valley, on the west side of the river, offering opportunities for sailing, boating, wild swimming and fishing. It is a fast-flowing tidal river however, and can be dangerous without local knowledge. The parish church of St. John the Evangelist dates from the early 12th Century and is one of only three round tower churches in Sussex.The cedar tiles were renewed recently and on top of the tower is the ‘fish’ mentioned in Kipling’s poem, Sussex: