Alfriston is a village in the county of East Sussex, England. The village lies in the valley of the River Cuckmere, about five kilometers northeast of Seaford. In the census of 2001 774 inhabitants were counted. The village is visited by many tourists because it represents with its intact ancient village a typical English village. At the edge of the village near the river is the St. Andrew's Church. It was built around 1370 and is also called "Cathedral of the Downs". * Church of St. Andrew * The Star Inn * The George Inn * The Smugglers Inn in 1931 Eleanor Farjeon wrote the popular hymn Morning Has Broken in Alfriston, ostensibly about the beauty she looked around in this village. The song was later sung by Cat Stevens and found their way into hymnals of the Anglican Church.