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Hartfield
The Dorset Arms Inn, Hartfield, c 1910
The Dorset Arms Inn, Hartfield, c 1910
A.A. Milne
A.A. Milne
1882-1956
The very name of Hartfield tells its own story of centuries bygone, when the wild deer sped across the hills and down the vales, and crossed the forest glades while pursued by the hunters on their foaming steeds.
The Sackvilles, and also the Barons of Pevensey, worshipped here, and the picturesque church which stands so conspicuously as a landmark for all the country-side with its bracelet tower and lych gate, has many interesting stories connected with it. The dark heather grounds which surround it can show, in the springtime, all the glories of golden gorse and daffodils; so that any time of year, and even in the snowy clays of winter, Hartfield Church is a place to visit, and to look upon with interest as both a scenic and historic monument.
extract from Lady Hope's English Homes and Villages published in 1909
Hartfield is a village and parish midway between East Grinstead and Tunbridge Wells. Hartfield is in the East Grinstead division of Sussex, in the Hartfield hundred, Pevensey rape, rural deanery of East Grinstead, archdeaconry of Lewes and diocese of Chichester. Bolebroke and Perry Hill are part of Hartfield. Hartfield is 33 miles south of London.
Year1811184118611871188118911901191119211931
Population8071,6031,4511,5401,5581,5581,9111,6281,8612,024

Hartfield's name reflects its origins in that it was a preserve for deer when the great forest of Andredsweld abounded in 'vert and venison'. Hartfield appears in the Domesday book as 'Hertevel'
Hartfield historical notes has been derived from the same sources to highlight Hartfield's key events in chronological order

Parish & other records Before
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1500
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1550
1550
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1600
1600
to
1650
1650
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1700
1700
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1725
1725
to
1750
1750
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1775
1775
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1800
1800
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1825
1825
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1850
1850
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1875
1875
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1900
1900
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1925
1925
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1950
1950
to
1975
1975
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2000
After
2000

5401Births31234137153215457897141712308192511
3099Christenings123113915020134251167160741619
1318Marriages4044664064158180288272118281262
210Deaths24928434436231173
204Burials24821394044201493
 
Books and other documents
Published Title, author and references
1810Tunbridge Wells and its Neighbourhood by Paul Amsinck and Letitia Byrnep. 78
1835The History, Antiquities and Topography of the County of Sussex by Thomas Walker Horsfield, F.S.A.p. 391
1840New Guide for Tunbridge Wells by John Colbran and edited by James Phippen ⇒ p. 286
1851The Post Office Directory of Sussex by E. R. Kelly, M.A., F.S.S. ⇒ entry
1867The Post Office Directory of Sussex by E. R. Kelly, M.A., F.S.S. ⇒ entry
1870Notes and Recollections of Alterations and Changes in Hartfield since my Childhood by George Jennerp. 1
1870A Compendious History of Sussex - Volume I. by Mark Antony Lower, M.A.p. 211
1871The Parliamentarian Surveys of the County of Sussex by John Robert Daniel-Tyssen, F.S.A. ⇒ p. 201
1874The Post Office Directory of Sussex by E. R. Kelly, M.A., F.S.S. ⇒ entry
1882Kelly's Directory of Sussex by E. R. Kelly, M.A., F.S.S. ⇒ entry
1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 298
1904Highways and Byways in Sussex by E.V. Lucas ⇒ p. 403
1906Sussex by Wilfred BallPainting
1909English Homes and Villages (Kent & Sussex)
also published as
Tunbridge Wells and its Neighbourhood by Lady Hope ⇒ p. 99
1927The Sussex Highlands ⇒ p. 34
1931Wealden Iron by Ernest Straker ⇒ p. 244
1939A. A. Milne ⇒ p. 578
2004The Manor of Duddleswell by Colin J HobbsManor records

People of note
Milne, Alan Alexander
(1882 - 1956)
Author
Sutton, Rev. Charles Nassau
(1859 - 1916)
Rector of Withyham
      

Picturesmore pictures 

Bolebroke - 1782

Hartfield Village - c 1800

The Gateway of Bolebrook - 1809

Bolebroke - 1809

Bolebrook - 1824

Hartfield Church - c 1900

Bolebroke - c 1900
 

Hartwell - c 1900

Holly Hill - c 1900

Hartfield Lych Gate - c 1900

The Almshouse, Holtye - c 1900

The Inn - 1904

Hartfield - 1904

High Street and Post Office - 1905
 

Hartfield Maps

c 1597

c 1724

c 1795

c 1825

c 1875
 

Sussex Maps

1610

1645

1695

1763

1st Sept 1787

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1837
 

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Places and properties in Hartfield - a directory of homes, farms, churches, schools, inns, and other places of interest that existed prior to 1900 has been compiled from Post Office directories, Kelly's directories, Trade directories, Census data, Ordnance survey maps and books of the period
Churches, Inns,
Schools, Shops
and other places of interest
Almshouse, Newbridge
Anchor Inn, Hartfield Village
Bolebrook Mill
Butchers Cross, Butcherfield Lane
Colemans Hatch School, Colemans Hatch
Countess Thannets Alms House, Holtye
Dorset Arms, Hartfield Village
Hartfield National School, Hartfield Village
Hartfield Public Elementary School, Hartfield Village
Hartfield Workhouse, Hartfield Village
Hatch [als The Sign of the Gate] Inn, Colemans Hatch
Holy Trinity Church, Colemans Hatch
Jackmans Place, Colemans Hatch
Lady Darlings School, Hartfield Village
Newbridge Corn Mill, Newbridge
Shepherds Hill, Colemans Hatch
St. Mary's Church, Church Street
St. Peter's Chapel, Holtye
St. Richard De Wych Church, Colemans Hatch
Wesleyan Chapel
 
Roads and Streets
Butcherfield Lane
Cat Street
Chapel Lane
Chuck Hatch
Church Street
Colemans Hatch
Colstock
Gallypot Hill
Hartfield Village
Holtye
Newbridge
Parrock Lane
Quabrook
 
Homes and Farms
A-L
500 House, Chuck Hatch
500 Rough, Chuck Hatch
Allcorns, Quabrook
Andrews Bank [als Parrock Wood], Parrock Lane
Angle Cross, Gallypot Hill
Bank Cottage, Newbridge
Bank Farm, Holtye
Bassetts Farm, Holtye
Beech Grove Cottages, Holtye
Beeches [als Two Fillets] Farm, Butcherfield Lane
Bell Gate, Holtye
Birling Farm, Quabrook
Bolebrook Castle
Brick & Tile Works, Quabrook
Brick Kiln Farm, Colemans Hatch
Brickkiln Farm
Brickyard Cottage, Newbridge
Broom House, Hartfield Village
Buckhurst Cottages, Hartfield Village
Burnt House, Holtye
Butcherfield Cottages, Butcherfield Lane
Camber Walk, Colemans Hatch
Cansiron
Castle Farm, Hartfield Village
Cave Cottage, Colemans Hatch
Chandlers Farm, Holtye
Chapel Cottages, Hartfield Village
Chartners [als Chartness] Farm, Butcherfield Lane
Chuck Hatch Farm, Chuck Hatch
Church Lane, Hartfield Village
Claypit Farm, Newbridge
Colebrook Cottages, Holtye
Colemans Hatch Road, Colemans Hatch
Coleman's Hatch Smithy, Colemans Hatch
Colstock Toll House, Colstock
Cotchford [als Scotchford] Farm
Cottage Forest House, Colemans Hatch
Court House, Hartfield Village
Cullinghurst, Holtye
Deadmans Cottage
Earwig Cottages, Holtye
East Grinstead Brook, Quabrook
Edgemount, Newbridge
Elm Cottages, Hartfield Village
Elm Tree Cottages, Holtye
Faulkners [als Hogtrough] Farm, Holtye
Faulkners Cottage, Holtye
Fincham Farm, Cat Street
Fir Tree Cottage, Quabrook
Forest House, Colemans Hatch
Forest View, Cat Street
Forestall [als Fostal], Hartfield Village
Frogs Hole Farm, Newbridge
Furnace [als Wallis's] Cottages, Holtye
Furnace Farm, Newbridge
Gallypot Street, Gallypot Hill
Gate House Farm, Quabrook
Golden Castle, Chuck Hatch
Graddock Pits [als Grey Dock Pitts, Cabbagestalk] Pits, Cat Street
Hammerwood Lodge Gate House, Holtye
Hartfield Green, Hartfield Village
Hartfield Grove [als South Hartfield House, Snow's Hole], Colemans Hatch
Hartfield Post Office, Hartfield Village
Hartfield Rectory, Church Street
Hartfield Station, Hartfield Village
Harts Farm
Hartwell, Butcherfield Lane
Hartwell Cottages, Butcherfield Lane
Heasmans Rough, Newbridge
Heath Hoath [als Heath Place Farm, Hethe Place Farm, Langley Farm]
Heath Place Cottages
Hill Cottage, Cat Street
Hodore Farm, Gallypot Hill
Hollyhill [als Flocks Farm], Colemans Hatch
Holtye Common, Holtye
Holtye House, Holtye
Holywych [als Holywych House, Upper Holywych]
Holywych Farm
Jenners Street, Chuck Hatch
Jinks Cottage, Colstock
Jumpers [als Chapmans] Town, Newbridge
Keepers Cottage, Holtye
Kidd's Hill, Colemans Hatch
Killicks Cottage, Newbridge
Kitford House, Holtye
Landhurst, Gallypot Hill
Leywoods Farm
Lines [als Limes] Farm, Quabrook
Little Bassetts, Chuck Hatch
Little Cansiron [als Swaysland], Holtye
Little Laywoods
Little Parrock Farm, Quabrook
Little Shepherds Cottage, Colemans Hatch
Little Shepherds Farm, Colemans Hatch
Lodge, Holtye
Lone Barn
Loneoak [als Alone Oak] Hall, Chuck Hatch
Lower Brockshill [als Broxhill] Farm, Holtye
Lower Parrock, Parrock Lane
 
Homes and Farms
M-Z
Marsh Green, Newbridge
Mathews [als Matthews] Cross, Newbridge
Mays Cottage, Quabrook
Moss Cottages, Newbridge
Neaves Farm, Chuck Hatch
New Bridge Cottage, Colemans Hatch
New Cottage, Quabrook
New Lodge Farm, Newbridge
Newbridge Brick Works, Newbridge
Newbridge Water House, Newbridge
Newton Terrace, Gallypot Hill
Newtons Cottages, Gallypot Hill
Newtons Hill, Gallypot Hill
North Clay [als Clays]
Oaklea, Hartfield Village
Old Brick Kiln, Newbridge
Old Chequers, Hartfield Village
Old Crown, Hartfield Village
Old Lodge, Ashdown Forest
Old Toll Gate House, Hartfield Village
Orchard Cottage, Hartfield Village
Owls Croft, Holtye
Palmers Cottage, Holtye
Parkers
Parrock Lane Cottage, Parrock Lane
Paternoster, Cat Street
Peculiars, Newbridge
Perryhill Cottage
Perryhill Farm
Pesthouse [als Hurstlands] Farm, Chuck Hatch
Pet Lands [als Pitlands]
Pittland Cottage, Cat Street
Plantation House, Chuck Hatch
Platt Farm, Colemans Hatch
Police Station, Hartfield Village
Popes Cottage, Hartfield Village
Portabella
Posingford [als Postingford, Possingford] Farm, Chuck Hatch
Puckstye Farm, Holtye
Pump House, Hartfield Village
Rampers Wood Cottage, Cat Street
Ranters Cottages, Holtye
Rats Castle [als Cottage], Holtye
Ravens Cottage, Colemans Hatch
Red Houses, Cat Street
Reed Cottage, Colemans Hatch
Reed Cottages, Hartfield Village
Reids Farm, Chuck Hatch
Rice Hill, Quabrook
Roberts Chapel, Chuck Hatch
Roberts Corner House, Chuck Hatch
Robins Lane, Hartfield Village
Rock Cottage, Hartfield Village
Rogers Town, Holtye
Rough Tye, Cat Street
Sackville Cottage, Hartfield Village
Sackville Court, Gallypot Hill
Scraggs Farm, Holtye
Shawhurst Farm, Ashdown Forest
Shepherds Gate, Colemans Hatch
Shervmay Cottages, Holtye
Smithy, Holtye
Snipe Cottage, Quabrook
Spring Cottage, Hartfield Village
Spring Cottage, Chuck Hatch
Spring Cottages, Gallypot Hill
Springhill Cottage, Newbridge
St. Ives Farm
Stairs Farm, Hartfield Village
Stills Cottage, Colstock
Stone Cottage, Colemans Hatch
Stone House, Chuck Hatch
Stream [als Shaw] Meadow, Quabrook
Suntings Farm, Newbridge
Sussex House Farm, Holtye
Sweetwoods Farm, Holtye
Ten Acre Wood, Cat Street
Terrace [als Whatley] Cottages, Holtye
Thanet Cottage, Holtye
The Brambles, Hartfield Village
The Laurels, Cat Street
The Lych Gate, Church Street
The Prelude, Colemans Hatch
The Ridge, Colemans Hatch
Thornhill Farm, Newbridge
Tigers Den, Colemans Hatch
Tile Lodge, Newbridge
Trespass Lodge, Chuck Hatch
Turnpike Gate House, Hartfield Village
Tye Farm, Holtye
Upper Brockshill [als Broxhill, Old Marks] Farm, Holtye
Upper Parrock [als Paddock] Farm, Parrock Lane
Vine Cottage, Hartfield Village
Walters Farm
Walters Lane Cottage
White Cottage, Colemans Hatch
White House [also Horse] Farm & Inn, Holtye
White House Bank, Chuck Hatch
Wilverley, Holtye
Woods Park, Quabrook
Wrens Warren, Chuck Hatch
Wroth Tyes, Cat Street
Yew Tree Cottage, Colemans Hatch
Yew Tree Cottage, Hartfield Village
Yew Tree Farm, Colemans Hatch
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