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Lindfield, Sussex

Historical Description

Lindfield, a village and a parish in Sussex. The village stands on a hill adjacent to the river Ouse, 2 miles NE of Haywards Heath station on the L.B. & S.C.R., and 3½ ENE of Cuckfield; it is surrounded by a highly picturesque country, sonsists chiefly of one wide street containing several well-bnilt houses, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Haywards Heath. It has several good inns, a fair for sheep on 1 April, and 'a fair for lambs and cattle on 5 August. The parish contains also Scaynes Hill, Scrace Bridge, Townsland, Walsted, Lunt, Buxshalls, Beadle Hill, Gravelys, and Wickham. Acreage, 5763; population, 2233. Pax Hill Park is a chief residence, and there are several other fine seats in the neighbourhood. Lindfield Common, noted for growth of camomile, and called Camomile Common, is at the S of the village. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chichester; net value, £180. The church is chiefly Later English; has a tower which possibly is Early English; comprises nave, aisles, transepts, and chancel; and contains a carved stone font, some good memorial windows, and monuments; it has been well restored of late years. A church was anciently at Scaynes Hill, and a suite of schools there, built in 1859, is now used as a chapel of ease. There are also a Congregational chapel, and a Baptist chapel at Scaynes Hill. An assembly-hall is used for concerts and entertainments.

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

Administration

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Ancient CountySussex 
Ecclesiastical parishLindfield St. John the Baptist 
HundredBurleigh-Arches 
Poor Law unionCuckfield 

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DistrictMid Sussex
CountyWest Sussex
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Postal districtRH16
Post TownHaywards Heath