Landing Area D – Pevensey Bay
The shape of Pevensey Bay has changed markedly since ﬁrst the Romans and then the Normans had landed here. The ﬂat area north of Pevensey itself that shows up as a dark shape north-east of Eastbourne on the geolog-
ical map (Figure 19, p. 154) in the South Coast Handbook was then a lagoon
dominated in the west by the peninsula on which the castle was built.1 The
Levels are classiﬁed as seasonally boggy and ﬂooded land, an obstacle for
horse-drawn vehicles and motorised troops especially in winter and spring.