Wealden  Sussex


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

WEALD (The), a great tract in the SW of Kent and the E of Sussex; formerly all forest, and still extensively wooded. Its length is about 40 miles; and its breadth, from 10 to 15. Its surface is prevailingly flat; and, where cleared and under tillage, is fertile, and produces fine crops of wheat, barley, rye, beans, turnips, and clover. The name is Anglo-Saxon, and signifies "wood" or "forest." See Kent and Sussex.

Wealden through time

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How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 24th April 2024

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