Landmarks – Culture

Rottingdean Preservation Society, founded in 1937 aims to preserve the original character of the village, improves its amenities and rural surroundings. At the heart of the village, is the green and village pond – always an attractive focus of village life.

Explore our heritage and culture at the Grange Art Gallery and Museum, Kipling Gardens – a haven of peace awarded the prestigious Green Flag for the best park and green spaces in England Et Wales. Visit Beacon Hill Nature Reserve (45 acres) with the old Windmill (1802); enjoy tong hikes over the South Downs National Park.

The Parish Church of St. Margaret dates from Saxon times, and has some beautiful stained glass windows designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones (Victorian artist 1880’s). The registry of Vicars dates back to 1237. Rottingdean has one of the oldest Cricket Clubs in the country with records of a match in 1758.
This thriving village captivated the poet and author Rudyard Kipling (1865- 1936) – a Nobel prize winner for literature in 1907.