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Great news! Gary the Chimney Sweep is available to work in Alfriston, remember I can help you with any of the following:

  • Chimney Swept & Vacuumed
  • Wood Burners & Stoves
  • Full Chimney Service & Restoration
  • Wood Stove Restoration
  • Bird nests removed
  • Complete Safety Inspections
  • Chimney Pots, Cowls and Bird guards
  • Free Advice on Chimney Liners
  • Colour CCTV Surveys


If you have any queries or if there is another related job that you have in mind then don't hesitate to contact me by phone: 07825 163864, email: info@garythechimneysweep.co.uk or by using the chimney sweep enquiry form.


 

Map of Alfriston

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Alfriston is a pretty and picturesque village in Wealden District, East Sussex, which delights visitors. The village has a number of pubs, unusual shops and buildings of interest such as the Clergy House. The South Downs Way crosses the village via the River Cuckmere. Villagers are passionate about protecting the heritage and culture of the village, as epitomised in the annual Alfriston Festival each August. A festive event at Christmas has also proven popular in recent years. Alfriston in former times was the haunt of smugglers, and there are a number of other interesting cultural and historical nuggets about the settlement. The national favourite hymn, 'Morning Has Broken' is said to have been penned by Eleanor Farjeon in Alfriston in 1931 after was inspired by her surroundings. Peter Cheyney's thriller, 'Uneasy Terms' (1946) was also set around the village. There have also been films made in the village: The Chalk Garden (1964) with Sir John Mills, Hayley Mills and Deborah Kerr. Also 'Waltz of the Toreadors' (1962) with comic actor, Peter Sellers. The late Lord Denis Healey, former Chancellor of the Exchequer, was a long-time resident with his wife Edna.

Alfriston's original name is Saxon for 'Aelfric tun', which means the 'farmstead of Alfric'. The Domesday Book notes the settlement as Alvriceston. Evidence suggests that the Alfriston area was also inhabited in earlier times, with remains of prehistoric barrows still in view in the nearby Downland. King Alfred's burning of cakes, when a peasant woman told him to watch cakes on a griddle but he forgot and scolded him, is rumoured to have taken place at the Star Inn, in Alfriston. It is a certain fact that the royal owned buildings in West Dean, not far from Alfriston. Alfriston's buildings are often very old, utilising Horsham slate, whcih is a typical old Sussex method of construction. 



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