As you can see the Hams still seem to cluster near the Brede, Tillingham, and Rother Valleys, in Roman times Bodiam on the Rother was Tidal.
This map shows the occurrance of villages containing 'HAM' a saxon term we believe originally meant
near to the sea, and in later times near to water.
Please click here for the previous HAM map which we believe proves that a ham is
a village near water. Please click here for more HAM maps.