Haywards Heath  Sussex


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

HAYWARDS-HEATH, a small new town in Cuckfield parish, Sussex; on a recently-enclosed heath, and on the London and Brighton railway, 2 miles E by S of Cuckfield, and 12½ N of Brighton. It has a post-office under Cuckfield, a railway station with telegraph, a hotel, corn stores, a church built in 1864, an Independent chapel, a large school, and numerous new villas. A weekly market is held on Wednesday; and fairs on 23 April and 18 Nov. A chapelry of H.-H. was constituted in 1864. Pop., about 1,000. The living is a vicarage. Value, £145.

Haywards Heath through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 06th December 2023

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