The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Maresfield
Maresfield is a village and parish in the East Grinstead division of Sussex, in the hundred of Rushmonden, rape of Pevensey, rural deanery of Uckfield, archdeaconry of Lewes and diocese of Chichester. Maresfield is 41 miles south of London.
The population of Maresfield in 1811 was 1,117; in 1841 was 1,578; in 1861 was 1,911; in 1871 was 1,965; in 1881 was 2,082; in 1891 was 2,116; in 1901 was 2,001; in 1911 was 2,278; in 1921 was 3,610 (including 1,380 persons in the Royal Corps of Signals Training Centre); and in 1931 was 2,309.
Maresfield historical notes has been derived from the same sources to highlight Maresfield's key events in chronological order

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

3871Births112503629825761945771235115345421
868Christenings9453629625576319119312370201
654Marriages232663824426656150136181842
183Deaths42017614891638321495
169Burials41817614891834251384
 
Books and other documents
Published Title, author and references
1828Sussex Trade Directory ⇒ entry
1833Sussex Trade Directory ⇒ entry
1835The History, Antiquities and Topography of the County of Sussex by Thomas Walker Horsfield, F.S.A.p. 374
1839Directory of Kent, Surrey & Sussex ⇒ entry
1849Historical and Architectural Notices of the Iron Works of the County of Sussex by Mark Antony Lowerp. 214
1851The Post Office Directory of Sussex by E. R. Kelly, M.A., F.S.S. ⇒ entry
1857The Free Chapels of Maresfield and Dudeney by The Rev. Edward Turner, M.A.p. 41
1857Richard Kidder, Bishop of Bath and Wells, and the Kidders of Maresfield by The Rev. Edward Turner, M.A.p. 125
1862Maresfield by The Rev. Edward Turner, M.A.p. 138
1867The Post Office Directory of Sussex by E. R. Kelly, M.A., F.S.S. ⇒ entry
1870A Compendious History of Sussex - Volume II. by Mark Antony Lower, M.A.p. 41
1871The Parliamentarian Surveys of the County of Sussex by John Robert Daniel-Tyssen, F.S.A. ⇒ p. 206
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
1888Brooker's Guide and Directory for Uckfield and District ⇒ p. 95
1904Highways and Byways in Sussex by E.V. Lucas ⇒ p. 230; p. 230
1927The Sussex Highlands ⇒ p. 54
1931Wealden Iron by Ernest Straker ⇒ p. 394
2004The Manor of Duddleswell by Colin J HobbsManor records

People of note
Turner, The Reverend Edward
(1794 - 1872)
Sussex antiquarian and Rector of Maresfield
       

Picturesmore pictures 

Maresfield Park - 1787

Empress Frederick at Maresfield Recreation Ground - 1897

The Bakery - c 1900

Mill Pond - 1902

Maresfield Park Entrance - 1902

Maresfield Village - 1902

Piltdown - 1903
 

The Village - 1905

Underhill - 1905

The Village Smithy - 1906

Church of St Bartholomew - 1907

Maresfield Church - 1910

Underhill - c 1910

East View, Marefield Park - c 1910
 

Maresfield Maps

c 1724

c 1795

c 1825

c 1875
 

Sussex Maps

1610

1645

1695

1763

1st Sept 1787

1808

1837
 

1840

1864
 

Places and properties in Maresfield - 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
Ashdown Park, Colemans Hatch
Batts Bridge
Chequers Inn
Christ Church, Ashdown Forest
Coffee Hall, Nutley
Dodds Hill, Nutley
Foresters Arms, Fair Warp
Fox Inn, Duddleswell
Gardeners Arms
Huggetts Pit
Jessops Hill, Nutley
Maresfield National School, Maresfield Village
Maresfield Park
Maresfield Powder Mill
Maresfield Rectory, Maresfield Village
National School, Fair Warp
National School, Stumblewood Common
National School, Nutley
Nutley Inn [als Shelley Arms], Nutley
Nutley Windmill, Nutley
Old Workhouse
Pig and Butcher, Five Ash Down
Piltdown Nursery, Piltdown
Police Station, Fair Warp
Post Office, Nutley
Post Office, Fair Warp
Prince of Wales Inn, Cackle Street
Roe Buck [als Witch Cross] Inn, Wych [als Wytch] Cross
St Bartholomew Parish Church
St James Church, Nutley
The Rose and Crown, Five Ash Down
Twyford Lodge School Room, Stumblewood Common
Wesleyan Chapel, Duddleswell
White House Common, Fords Green
William the Fourth Inn, Nutley
Woodlands Nursery
 
Roads and Streets
Budletts
Cackle Street
Down Street
Duddleswell
Fair Warp
Five Ash Down
Fords Green
High Street, High Street
Horney Common
Maresfield Village
Nutley
Nutley Village
Piltdown
Stumblewood
Stumblewood Common
Town Hill
Under Hill
Wych [als Wytch] Cross
 
Homes and Farms
A-L
Ashdown Forest [near Colemans Hatch], Colemans Hatch
Ashdown Forest [near Duddleswell], Duddleswell
Ashdown Forest [near Fair Warp], Fair Warp
Barbary Hatch
Barnsden Farm, Duddleswell
Barracks
Basset House, Duddleswell
Batts Farm
Bay House, Fords Green
Beachy Head
Beacon [als Chelwood Beacon] Farm, Chelwood Common
Bell Lane [als Bell Yard], Nutley
Black Down
Blackhouse Farm
Boringwheel Mill Farm
Bradfords
Braziers, Fair Warp
Brick & Kiln Works, Horney Common
Brick Kiln
Brick Works, Nutley
Bromey Bank, Fords Green
Browns House
Budletts Rocks, Budletts
Canfields Lodge, Duddleswell
Carrs Lane, Nutley
Cheales Cottages, Piltdown
Cinderbank
Clifton Villas, Duddleswell
Coffee Hall, Five Ash Down
Combers, Piltdown
Cop [als Cob] Down
Cophall Farm, Fair Warp
Court House, Nutley
Court Land [als Hunters] Farm
Crest Cottage, Duddleswell
Cricket Ground, Nutley
Crouchs [als Couch] Croft, Piltdown
Dairy House Farm
Dodds Bank [als Chestnut] Farm, Nutley
Dodds Bottom, Nutley
Dodds Grove
Duddleswell Gate, Duddleswell
Duddleswell House, Duddleswell
Eagle Cottage, Fair Warp
Fairholme
Fairplace [als Stonemead] Farm, Nutley
Fairwarp Farm, Fair Warp
Filcocks House, Nutley
Flitterbanks
Forest Bank [als Yew Tree] Farm, Nutley
Forest Cottage, Duddleswell
Forest Gate, Duddleswell
Forest Gate Farm, Fair Warp
Forest Lodge, Horney Common
Gainsford Cottage, Fair Warp
Gate Farm, Duddleswell
Gatehouse [als Chantlers] Farm, Five Ash Down
Greylands Farm, Nutley
Grove
Haland Farm, Duddleswell
Hendal [als Hendall Manor] Farm, Five Ash Down
High Beeches, Colemans Hatch
Highlands, Nutley
Hill Side, Colemans Hatch
Hillend [als Outback] Farm, Nutley
Hilltop Cottage, Nutley
Hindleap Lodge, Wych [als Wytch] Cross
Hindleap Warren Farm, Wych [als Wytch] Cross
Hole [als Hole & Alchorne] Farm, Nutley
Holly Bush Wood, Nutley
Holly Cottage, Nutley
Holly Lodge
Holmwood Cottage
Jarratt's Rough, Nutley
Lampool Farm
Lane End Farm, Nutley
Leapsend [als Lapsend], Nutley
Lisburn [als Upper Misbourne] Farm, Nutley
Little Clay Sands, Fords Green
Lodge
Lodge Gate, Fair Warp
Londonderry Farm, Nutley
Lower Spring Gardens Farm
 
Homes and Farms
M-Z
Manor Pound
Maresfield Post Office
Marl Pits, Fair Warp
Marlpit Farm, Nutley
Marlpits, Nutley
Marshalls Farm
Marshalls Manor
Masketts Farm, Nutley
Miles End, Fair Warp
Millbrook, Nutley
Millbrook Farm, Nutley
Minepits, Nutley
Mount Pleasant Farm, Duddleswell
New House, Fair Warp
Newlands, Horney Common
Nightingales Hall
Nortons
Nutley Down, Nutley
Nutley Vicarage, Nutley
Old Forge
Old Lands Farm, Duddleswell
Old Lands Hall, Duddleswell
Old Mill Farm
Park Farm
Piltdown Lodge, Piltdown
Pink Cottage, Fords Green
Pippingford, Nutley
Priory
Putlands Farm, Duddleswell
Readings [als Reedings] Farm
Rose Cottage, Fair Warp
Rose Cottage, Nutley
Royal Oaks, Nutley
Rushon Bottom, Cackle Street
Sandrock
Shelley Villa, Maresfield Village
Shookers Farm, Duddleswell
Sinder Heap
Six Wents [als Vents]
Spring Cottage, Splanes [als Splaynes, Splains, Spears] Green
Spring Garden, Duddleswell
Starrs Cottage, Fair Warp
Strawberry Hall [als Pickbones] Farm, Five Ash Down
Streaters Farm, Duddleswell
Streetfield, Nutley
Summerford, Fair Warp
Tanyard House, Under Hill
The Hall, Nutley
The Hollies, Nutley
The Laurel, Nutley
The Limes, Nutley
The Orchards, Nutley
Tinkers, Nutley
Turf Cottage
Twyford, Stumblewood Common
Twyford Lodge Farm, Stumblewood Common
Vine Cottage, Nutley
Whitehouse Farm
Whitehouse Farm, Duddleswell
Willis's, Horney Common
Wilmshurst, Nutley
Wood Yard, Nutley
Workhouse [als Paddock] Farm, Fair Warp
Yew Tree, Down Street

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