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Hartfield, Sussex

Historical Description

Hartfield, a village and a parish in Sussex. The village stands on the N verge of Ashdown Forest, adjacent to a headstream of the river Medway, and has a station on the L.B. & S.C.R., 34 miles from London, and 6 ESE of East Grinstead. There is a post, money order, and telegraph office under Tunbridge Wells. The parish contains also the hamlet of Holtye Common, and the places called Bolebrooke, Perry Hill, Holly Hill, Gallypot Street, and Cat Street; it is cut into two divisions,-N and S, and comprises 10, 387 acres½ population of the civil parish, 1558; of the ecclesiastical, 1292. The manor belongs to Earl Delawarr. Much of the surface is forest-land, and about 70 acres are under hops. Fine views are obtained from Perry Hill, Holly Hill, and High Beeches. The living is a rectory and a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester; gross value, £667 with residence. Patron, Earl Delawarr. The church includes Early English and Decorated English portions, has a square tower with branched spire, is in good condition, and contains many monumental tablets. There are a chapel of ease at Holtye Common, rebuilt in 1893, a Wesleyan chapel, an endowed school, and various charities. There is a chapel of ease in Ashdown Park, and also a mission room at the Ridge.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


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Ancient CountySussex 
Ecclesiastical parishHartfield St. Mary 
Poor Law unionEast Grinstead 

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CountyEast Sussex
RegionSouth East
Postal districtTN7
Post TownHartfield