Folkington lies about 1 mile south of the busy A27 quite near to
Polegate . This very small village nestles in a valley cut into
the Downs like many others in this area. The village which has
been known as Fowington centres around Folkington Manor.
The Domesday book records it as Fochintone, then in the twelfth century
to Fokyngton and from the mid eighteenth century as Folkington.
In the early 1300's Viscount Monckton the owner of Folkington Manor
became advisor to King Edward III .
From 1331 the Broadcloth industry was started in England and
Folkington was one of the villages which produced teasles used
to process the wool farmed on the Downs prior to its manufacture
The famous herbalist Nicholas Culpepper lived in Folkington in the 1600's
He was an apprentice to the local apothecary, and claimed to be a 'student
of physic and healing'. in 1640's he was well known for his lectures and
the book known as his Herball.
In the 1960's Lady Monckton from Folkington introduced the Badger Protection
Act into the House of Lords.
Folkington has no services, and its nearest shops are at
Polegate about 2 miles east. The nearest main shopping centre
is in Eastbourne about 4 miles east.
Busses pass along the busy A27, but none come into the village.