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Farming locality first settled in the 1840s. Includes two historic churches: Presbyterian (1863) and Anglican (1877).
Meaning of place name
Named after Alfriston, 'Aelfric's village' in Sussex, birthplace of Dr George Edward Bodle, one of the earliest settlers in the area. Aelfric (c955-1020) was an Old English prose writer who became a priest and taught at Cernel Monastery (now Cerne Abbas) in Dorset.