Alfriston (2), Sussex
The 14th century George Inn, almost opposite Star Lane, in High Street.
This view of High Street looking towards the Square shows some attractive terraced cottages.
River Lane starts in High Street near the Square and runs down to the Cuckmere River. A rather narrow but picturesque little lane.
This narrow path is called Rope Walk and runs west from the Square. The name was probably connected with rope making and it is certainly long enough and straight enough.
The rope-maker worked at the "rope-walk" where hemp was spun into yarn. Hemp fibres were tied to a hook attached to a slowly turning wheel whilst the rope maker walked back down the rope walk feeding out fibres from the supply he carried. Groups of yarn were later twisted together to make the desired thickness of rope.