East and West Hayling Island
In the North-East of the island is the charming Northney village with its thatched cottages and ancient Church of St. Peter. The church was begun in 1140 and added to in the thirteenth century. It contains the oldest peal of bells in England. Farms and market gardens cover much of the land in this area.
The name Hayling Island means Island of Hegel's people - the first Saxons to occupy this part of the coast. St. Mary's is an interesting thirteenth century church, which has in its churchyard the old village stocks and whipping post, and a yew tree which is believed to be almost a thousand years old. Included in this area is a part of the famous Hayling seaside resort.
Further information on attractions to discover in the area and other interesting villages to visit is available. For information on public services for East and West Hayling Island please take a look at the Hayling Island local pages.