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Goat bench, Ashdown Forest, Sussex

Goat bench, Ashdown Forest, Sussex

Ashdown Forest has never been under the plow-- it has been a forest since the most ancient times, and long ago was given by King Edward III to his oldest son John of Gaunt, who hunted there. Two hundred years ago the forest was the haunt of smugglers and highwaymen; the last highwaymen to be hanged in England were executed not far from this spot. The bench was donated recently in memory of an old couple who used to like to sit here.

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