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01. Orbis Tertius | 4. Cold wind, tide moves in | c. Rise up i.

i. Hill towns are rare in England. In Sussex Lewes is one, Winchelsea another, but Rye, its sandstone rock rising out of the total flat of the fen, makes its statement yet more unmistakably.¹

¹ Ian Nairn and Nikolaus Pevsner, Sussex (The Buildings of England), 1965.