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The silting of the harbour ultimately destroyed its prosperity.
Camber Castle was built by Henry VIII in the early 16th century halfway between Winchelsea and Rye to guard the approach to the Camber.
Much of the stone used in its construction may have been taken from the demolition of the Franciscan monastery of Greyfriars.
Winchelsea retains its medieval setting on a hill surrounded by largely empty marsh, the original layout of the planned town and the largest collection of medieval wine cellars in the country with the possible exception of Norwich and Southampton.
With your own parking, front and direct beach access, it is the ultimate beach hideaway.
The main bedroom has a huge driftwood bed, en suite shower room, open fire and private balcony with amazing views looking out to sea.After the Norman Conquest, Winchelsea was of great importance in cross-Channel trade (acting in particular as an entrepôt for London) and as a naval base.In the 13th century, it became famous in the wine trade from Gascony.Some of the original 13th/14th-century fortifications can still be seen at the Strand Gate and Pipewell or Ferry Gate.The scale of the original plan for New Winchelsea can be judged by the site of the "New Gate", over half a mile outside the current town.Old Winchelsea was on a massive shingle bank that protected the confluence of the estuaries of the Rivers Brede, Rother and Tillingham and provided a sheltered anchorage called the Camber.