|Crow & Gate Inn Uckfield Road Crowborough|
Books and other documents
|Published||Title, author and references|
|1933||The Story of Crowbrough ⇒ p. 24; p. 58; p. 60|
|1688 to 1710||Manor record||Grant William Pettit.1710 deceased.||Land||Duddleswell Manor|
|1693||Manor record||Map no.12 — 9.0.38 acres.||Land||Duddleswell Manor|
|after 1710||Manor record||Robert Pettit admit on 2nd proc.1728 surrendered JC.||Land||Duddleswell Manor|
|1728 to 1729||Manor record||John Carpenter admit.1729 surrendered HF.||Land||Duddleswell Manor|
|1729 to 1756||Manor record||Land||Duddleswell Manor|
Humphrey ffowle armiger admit.1755 surrendered to will by Richard Dungate attorney.1756 deceased. Eleanor only daughter.
|1757 to 1775||Manor record||Land||Duddleswell Manor|
Thomas Peckham Esq,now called Fowle admit by will on 3rd proc.1775 deceased.
|1775 to 1806||Manor record||Land||Duddleswell Manor|
John Newnham of Maresfeild Esq admit by will of Humphrey Fowle by Francis Wheeler.1779 surrendered to uses.1806 surrendered RS.
|1806 to 1829||Manor record||Land||Duddleswell Manor|
Robert Springett of Goudhurst yeoman admit and surrendered to will.1829 deceased.1840 surrendered JW £400.
|1829 to 1840||Manor record||Richard Springett son admit by will,David Edwards gent attorney.||Land||Duddleswell Manor|
|before 1836||Manor record||Edmund Springett deceased.||Land||Duddleswell Manor|
|after 1836||Manor record||Land||Duddleswell Manor|
George Springett of Northiam yeoman eldest son admit by Thomas Huson attorney.
|1840||Manor record||Tithe map pt.nos. 1687/9--9.1.24 acres.||Land||Duddleswell Manor|
|1840 to 1866||Manor record||Land||Duddleswell Manor|
James Winter junior of Buxted admit and mortgage John Vinall of Lewes dissenting minister £200.1862 satis.1862 mortgage James Ramsbotham Esq of Crowborough £200.1868 satis.1866 deceased.
|6th Jun 1841||Census||James Winter, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation Publican||James Winter||Crow & Gate House||1841 Census|
|6th Jun 1841||Census||Louisa Winter, F, [Wife], age 35 to 39, born Sussex||Louisa Winter|
|6th Jun 1841||Census||Alfred Winter, M, [Son], age 16, born Sussex||Alfred Winter|
|6th Jun 1841||Census||Charlotte Winter, F, [Daughter], age 12, born Sussex||Charlotte Winter|
|6th Jun 1841||Census||James Winter, M, [Son], age 7, born Sussex||James Winter|
|6th Jun 1841||Census||Elizabeth Winter, F, [Daughter], age 4, born Sussex||Elizabeth Winter|
|6th Jun 1841||Census||Thomas Winter, M, [Son], age 2, born Sussex||Thomas Winter|
|6th Jun 1841||Census||James Winter, M, [Father], age 64, born Sussex; occupation Independent||James Winter|
|6th Jun 1841||Census||Ann Godlee, F, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation: servant||Ann Godlee|
|6th Jun 1841||Census||Robert Turner, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation Servant||Robert Turner|
|6th Jun 1841||Census||Edward Fuller, M, [Lodger], age 63, born Sussex||Edward Fuller|
|30th Mar 1851||Census||Head; occupation Victualler||James Winter||Crow & Gate Inn||1851 Census|
|30th Mar 1851||Census||Wife||Louisa Winter|
|30th Mar 1851||Census||Daughter; occupation Employed at home||Charlotte Winter|
|30th Mar 1851||Census||Son; occupation Employed at home||James Winter|
|30th Mar 1851||Census||Daughter; occupation Employed at home||Elizabeth Winter|
|30th Mar 1851||Census||Son; occupation Scholar||Thomas Winter|
|30th Mar 1851||Census||Son; occupation Scholar||David Winter|
|30th Mar 1851||Census||Son||Edward Winter|
|30th Mar 1851||Census||Lodger; widowed; occupation Labourer||John Macarty|
|30th Mar 1851||Census||Father, widowed; occupation Retired farmer||James Winter|
|30th Mar 1851||Census||Lodger; occupation Farm labourer||George Reed|
|1866 to 1868||Manor record||Louisa Winter widow admit by will.1868 deceased.1868 exors surrendered WD.||Land||Duddleswell Manor|
|1867||Directory entry||Duvall John, Crow & Gate||Crow & Gate||Post Office Directory|
|1868 to 1893||Manor record||William Diplock innkeeper admit.1893 deceased.||Land||Duddleswell Manor|
|1874||Directory entry||Duvall John, Crow & Gate||Crow & Gate||Post Office Directory|
|c 1875||Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance Survey||Crow & Gate Inn|
|3rd Apr 1881||Census||Henry Hoath, M, Head, married, age 52, born Withyham; occupation: licensed victualler||Henry Hoath, licensed victualler||Crow & Gate||1881 Census|
|3rd Apr 1881||Census||Jemima Hoath, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Maresfield||Jemima Hoath|
|3rd Apr 1881||Census||Martha Powell, F, Head, widowed, age 57, born Mayfield; occupation Cowman||Martha Taylor [Powell] [Thomson]||Nr Crow & Gate||1881 Census|
|3rd Apr 1881||Census||David Powell, M, Son, single, age 19, born Buxted; occupation Farm labourer||David Powell|
|3rd Apr 1881||Census||Vallance Powell, M, Son, single, age 14, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm labourer||Vallance Powell|
|3rd Apr 1881||Census||Louisa Horscraft, F, Grand Daughter, age 3, born Brighton||Louisa Horscraft|
|1882||Directory entry||Hoath Henry, Crow & Gate||Crow & Gate||Kelly's Directory|
|1888||Directory entry||Taylor, Jesse, Crow and Gate, Crowborough||Crow and Gate, Crowborough||Brooker's Guide|
|1890||History||Crow and Gate Inn||Firmin's Guide|
There were farm-houses at High Broom and at Redbridge, both claiming to be of very old date, but the present buildings have been either extensively repaired, so as to leave little of the old building remaining, or have been altogether rebuilt.
For many years the only place of worship at Crowborough was the chapel built by Sir H. Fermor, Bart. The Nonconformist chapels were built long after, the oldest being the one on the Lye Green Road, close to, but not in Crowborough parish, known as Forest Fold, which has been in existence between sixty and seventy years. Before the present building was erected, Worship was performed in a barn.
The shop first established in the parish was on Chapel Green, in the building opposite to Mr. Turk's present grocery store. Here might be had a little drapery and grocery, but the stock and variety were very limited.
The shops at the Cross were established long after, within the memory of persons now living.
Carriers brought from Lewes and London the little that was required for the small community.
A coach passed over the Beacon Hill in its journey from Brighton to London, via Tunbridge Wells. Another coach ran over the Duddleswell Road and Church Hill, past the Five Hundred Acres, from Brighton through Uckfield, Maresfield, and Tunbridge Wells to London.
The postal arrangements of the period would be intolerable to us now. The nearest post office was at Rotherfield, and letters were not delivered, but were retained at the office till applied for.
The postage, which was paid by the claimant, was never under 1s. 2d. Mr. Howis, who lived at the Warren, always sent for his letters to Forest Row, a distance of seven miles or more. Probably the postal service to that place was more frequent and regular than at Rotherfield.
There was but one turnpike at Crowborough, and that was placed a little beyond the Crow and Gate Inn. It was done away with about sixteen or seventeen years ago.
Few, if any, of the people of the place had learned to read or write, there being no opportunity of getting instruction until after the Fermor School was established in 1734, and then only a limited number of children could be received into the school. Neither were there any churches or chapels nearer than Rotherfield. A few of the farmers attended at Rotherfield Church, but none of the labouring population ever thought of entering a place of worship. Even after the Fermor Chapel was built very few persons attended it.
|5th Apr 1891||Census||Jesse Taylor, M, Head, married, age 39, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation Publican||Jesse Taylor||Crow & Gate Inn, Crowborough Gate||1891 Census|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||Margaret Taylor, F, Wife, married, age 38, born Maresfield, Sussex||Margaret Taylor|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||Elsie Taylor, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born East Grinstead, Sussex||Elsie A. Taylor|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||Lambert Taylor, M, Son, single, age 11, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation Scholar||Ernest Lambert Taylor|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||Douglas Taylor, M, Son, single, age 7, born Lindfield, Sussex||Douglas Taylor|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||George Taylor, M, Head, married, age 79, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation Charcoal Burner||George Taylor||Near Crow & Gate||1891 Census|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||Martha Taylor, F, Wife, married, age 62, born Waldron, Sussex||Martha Taylor [Powell] [Thomson]|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||Valance Powell, M, Stepson, single, age 25, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation General Labourer||Vallance Powell|
|1893 to 1906||Manor record||Land||Duddleswell Manor|
Mary Diplock of Hope Farm Ightham widow,Cecil Diplock of 130 New Cross Rd butcher, Elizabeth wife of John Allcorn of Plaxtol builder,Maria wife of Ernest Wade of Horseford Manor Norfolk nee Diplock and Percy Adolphus Diplock of Rodwel
|c 1899||Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance Survey||Crow & Gate||1906||Manor record||Enfranchised.||Land||Duddleswell Manor||1910||The Crow and Gate, Crowborough photographed by A.H. Homewood, Burgess Hill||Private collection||12th Dec 1922||Death||Cause of death: Heart failure||William Hobbs||Crow & Gate Inn||Colin Hobbs' records|