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A Brief Tour and History of the Pevensey Court House

The Court Room with its 17th Century Timber Ceiling and Royal Arms of William 3rd

We know Pevensey has had a Court House at least since Tudor times, but the origins are not documented.

The timber ceiling of the Court Room is 17th Century. Nextdoor, the Robing Room dispays the corporation's official weight, measures and balance scales. On dispay is a wedding dress, a beautiful corn dolly and much else.

The Robing Room, Prison Cells and Exercise Yard below date from the Georgian period (1714 to 1830).

The Beadle (in glass case) wears a genuine costume nearly 200 years old.

In the 20th Century, during the Second World War, a captured German Airman was put in the cells.

Bail certificates costing 20p upon release from the dock are available. Also, very popular is our children's new discovery trail which includes a dinosaur's footprint!

Jail certificate