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Whipping Post House

Please note that this text is an extract from a reference work written in 1990.  As a result, some of the content may not reflect recent research, changes and events.

k) WHIPPING POST HOUSE: A sixteenth-century listed building which was once the home of Captain Dunk, a famous Rottingdean smuggler. It has extensive cellars and tunnels underneath, and was also the village butcher’s shop at one time. The chestnut tree on the small green marks the position of the former village whipping-post and stocks.

Any numerical cross-references in the text above refer to resources in the Sources and Bibliography section of the Encyclopaedia of Brighton by Tim Carder.

Whipping Post House
Photo by Tony Mould

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  • My wife is researching family history in which Captain Dunk, the smuggler of Rottingdean, features. She is trying to find out his first name but so far has drawn a ‘blank. Can anybody offer suggestions on how to find his name?

    By Dave Barcock (28/09/2008)
  • Just doing my family tree, and my great great aunt – Rose Chapman used to live in your house. Not much help I’m afraid, but thought you’d like to know.

    By Jenny Dewar (18/03/2013)
  • I am the owner of Whipping Post house and have lived here for 34 years. As you can imagine I am very interested in your relative who lived here many years ago. If you have any Information I would love to hear from you.

    By Mrs Vilma Hale (05/11/2017)

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