To the north lie parallel valleys and ridges, the highest of which is the Weald itself (the Hastings beds and Wealden Clay).
The sandstones and clays meet the sea at Hastings; the Downs, at Beachy Head. This is much higher than the UK's average of about 1,340 hours of sunshine a year. The chalk uplands of the South Downs occupies the coastal strip between Brighton and Eastbourne.
Sussex is traditionally sub-divided into six rapes.
From the 12th century the three eastern rapes together and the three western rapes together had separate quarter sessions, with the county town of the three eastern rapes being Lewes.
If you are awarded 2 year old funding, this will remain in place until your child becomes eligible for 3 year old funding, even if your circumstances change and you are no longer meeting the eligibility criteria.
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East Sussex is part of the historic county of Sussex, which has its roots in the ancient kingdom of the South Saxons, who established themselves there in the 5th century AD, after the departure of the Romans.