Buxted  Sussex


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

BUXTED, a village and a parish in Uckfield district, Sussex. The village adjoins the Brighton and TunbridgeWells rail, 1½ mile NE of Uckfield; and has a post office under Uckfield, a r. station, and a fair on 31 July. The parish comprises 8,943 acres. Real property, £7,324. Pop., 1,624. ...

Houses, 326. The property is much subdivided. Buxted Place is the seat of Colonel Harcourt; and has a picturesque park. Hendall is an ancient house, long the seat of the family of Pope. Hog House is a structure of 1581; and was the seat of the Hogges. One of this family, Ralph Hogge, in 1543, made the first cast-iron cannon ever made in England; and his name, altered into Huggett, is still common among the Sussex blacksmiths. A relic of the old iron manufacture, in the form of a hammer-post, is at Howbourne. An hospital was founded in Buxted, in 1404, by William Hown. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester. Value, £403.* Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The church is chiefly early English, in good condition; has a low shingled spire; and contains a brass of 1375. The vicarage of Hadlow-Down is a separate benefice. Wotton, the linguist, and the two Clarkes, grandfather and father of Clarke the traveller, were rectors. There are a Calvinist chapel, a national school, and charities £144.

Buxted through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 29th May 2022

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