NEWHAVEN TOWN AND HARBOUR
Newhaven is a town in the Lewes District of East Sussex in England. It lies at the mouth of the River Ouse, on the Sussex Coast, and is a car ferry port for services across the English Channel to Dieppe in Normandy. The port handles industrial traffic and there is also a small marina.
The town is linked to Lewes by rail; there are two stations: Newhaven Town and Newhaven Harbour. The line terminates at nearby Seaford. The port of Newhaven is now entirely owned by the French authorities.
History & Archeology
The huge Newhaven Fort, built on Castle Hill in the 1860s, is only the last of several built here since Bronze Age times. It is now a visitor attraction.
To the east of Newhaven is the derelict village of Tide Mills which is the remains of workers' cottages, a tide mill, and a large saline lagoon which was the storage pond for high water to power the mill on the outgoing tide.
When Lord Lucan vanished in 1974, his car was found in Newhaven, in Norman Road, with two types of blood in it.