Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Rye, a decayed municipal borough of Sussex, and a Cinque Port, is 64 miles S.E. of London, at the mouth of the Rother. In 1885 its Parliamentary representation was transferred to the "Rye division" of the county. It was once walled, and some gatehouses still remain. Its church bears witness to its former greatness. There are iron- and chemical-works, brewing ship-building, and a trade in corn, coal, hops, wool, timber, and oak-bark. Rye takes part in the herring and mackerel fisheries.