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Maresfield, Sussex

Historical Description

Maresfield, a village and a parish in Sussex. The village stands 2 miles N of Uckfield station on the L.B. & S.C.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Uckfield. The parish includes the chapelry of Nutley, and comprises. 8132 acres; population, 2116. The manor belongs to Viscount Gage. Maresfield Park, a modern brick mansion within. extensive grounds, is the seat of the Shelleys. Much of the land is under wood. There are large nursery and flower gardens, brickworks, and corn mills. The living is a rectory,. united with Ashdown Forest, in the diocese of Chichester,. net value, £400 with residence. The church is principally of the Perpendicular period and style, grafted upon a building of much earlier date; there is an Early English window and also an Early Norman one. It comprises nave, transepts, and chancel, with a handsome tower. The whole building was beautifully restored in 1879. Christ Church, Ashdown Forest, is a stone building in the Early English style, and was built in 1881. The vicarage of Nutley is a separate benefice. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySussex 
Ecclesiastical parishMaresfield St. Bartholomew 
Poor Law unionUckfield 

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CountyEast Sussex
RegionSouth East
Postal districtTN22
Post TownUckfield