Hartfield  Sussex


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hartfield like this:

HARTFIELD, a village, a parish, and a hundred in Sussex. The village stands on the N verge of Ashdown forest, adjacent to a headstream of the river Medway, and to the Three-Bridges and Tunbridge-Wells railway, 6 miles ESE of East Grinstead; and has a r. station, a post office under Tunbridge Wells, and a fair on the Thursday after Whit week. ...

The parish contains also the hamlet of Holtye-Common, and the places called Bolebrooke, Perry-Hill, Holly-Hill, Colemans Hatch, Shepherds-Corner, Gallypot-Street, and Cay-Street; is cut into two divisions, N and S; and is in the district of East Grinstead. Acres, 10, 267. Real property, £6, 383. Pop., 1, 451. Houses, 269. Pop. of the S div., 1, 002. Houses, 185. The property is subdivided. 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, united with a chapelry of St. Peter, in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £900.* Patron, Earl Delawarr. The church includes early English and decorated English portions; has a square tower; is in good condition; and contains many monumental tablets. There are a chapel of ease at Holtye-Common, a Wesleyan chapel, an en dowed national school, seven neat alms Houses, and a workhouse.-The hundred includes also Withyham parish; is in the rape of Pevensey; and is conterminate with Withyham sub-district. Acres, 18, 353. Pop., 3, 048 Houses, 575.

Hartfield through time

Hartfield is now part of Wealden district. Click here for graphs and data of how Wealden has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Hartfield itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hartfield, in Wealden and Sussex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd June 2024

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