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Local History

The name of Amberley is a subject of much learned debate. It is likely to have its origins in the old English word amber meaning a measure of volume. The suffix Ley probably refers to a field, so the name may possibly come from a description of agricultural output from one particular field.

In the 19th Century, Amberley residents were known by the nickname "Yellow Bellies" s... [+ CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL PAGE]