Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for MARESFIELD

MARESFIELD, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Uckfield district, Sussex. The village stands 2 miles N of Uckfield r. station, is a seat of petty sessions, and has a post office under Uckfield. The parish includes the chapelry of Nutley, and comprises 7,750 acres-Real property, £6,373. Pop. in 1851,1,805; in 1861,1,91 1. Houses, 354. The-property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to is count Gage. Maresfield Park, a modern brick mansion, within extensive grounds, is the seat of the widow of the late Sir John V. Shelley, Bart. Much of the land is under wood. There are large nursery and flower gardens, brick-works, and corn mills. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester. Value, 645.* Patron, E. Salisbury Buther, Esq. The church is chiefly decorated English; and comprises nave and chancel, with a handsome tower. The vicarage of Nutley is a separate benefice. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, and charities £7.—The sub-district contains also the parishes of Fletching and Buxted. Acres, 25,156. Pop., 5,563. Houses, 1,091.


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village, a parish, and a sub-district"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Maresfield CP/AP       Maresfield SubD       Uckfield PLU/RegD       Sussex AncC
Place: Maresfield

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