There is a record of Beadinghamme in 880AD and the Domesday book shows it as Bedingeham.
Beddingham lies on the Eastbourne to Lewes main road just outside Lewes.
Just to the north west of the village lies Mount Caburn at 480 ft high
one of the higher landmarks in Sussex, on which was once an Iron Age settlement.
This rural village has been here since Saxon times with its church originally
wooden, the Normans creating its modern construction in local flint from the
The area was settled in pre-roman times with many tumuli in the surrounding hills
originating in the iron age .
Beddingham has no services except for the church, and only a few farm
buildings the nearest shopping centre is at Lewes about 2 miles north
west through the Cuilfail tunnel.
As with the shops, all the nearest trains run from Lewes .
The village lies in the valley bottom beneath Mount Caburn which is one
of the higher landmarks in Sussex .
The whole area is one of the South Downs with its steep green hills and
wide vistas and very low lying river valleys, and the area is very pretty
however Beddingham lies on a roundabout on the A27 with its busy traffic.