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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1871The Parliamentarian Surveys of the County of Sussex by John Robert Daniel-Tyssen, F.S.A. ⇒ p. 261; p. 300
1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 344

Historical records

Apr 1658HistoryOld LodgeTurner's Ashdown Forest
In the Parliamentarian Survey, the great Park, with full particulars of the seven wards into which it was divided, and of the lodges standing upon them, are given with their boundaries in detail. The whole park consisted of 13,991 acres; and the seven walks are thus represented:-
  1. South-ward and West-ward not then divided. Of this no quantities are stated, nor is the name of the keeper given.
  2. Pippinford walk, 704 acres, with the lodge, 21 acres; John Pranke, keeper.
  3. Hindeleape walk, 341 acres, with the lodge, 30 acres; Francis Hesmond, keeper
  4. Broadstone walk, 1108 acres, and lodge, 37 acres; John Norman, keeper.
  5. Coombe Deane walk, 1040 acres, and lodge, 15 acres; James Kingsland, keeper.
  6. Wite Deane walk, 1843 acres, and lodge, 10 acres; John Norman, keeper.
  7. Duddleswell walk, and lodge, 30 acres; Robert Brookes, keeper
There was also
Warren lodge and ground, 100 acres in Broadstone walk, and 744 acres in East Grinstead, Richard Gibson, tenant;
Old Lodge and ground, 9 acres;
In Coombedeane walk, in Hartfield, and waste, 1502 acres, Henry Ford tenant;
Also lands called Prestridge Bank, and Footbridge, 417 acres;
White House, otherwise Chamberlayne's House, in Maresfield, 20 acres.

19th Nov 1658HistoryOld LodgeParliamentary Surveys
Parliamentary Survey of Ashdown Forest & Old Lodge

c 1693Ashdown ForestAshdown Forest by Barry Lucas after KeltonOld LodgeStraker's Ashdown Forest

c 1795Peppingford Warren, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamOld Lodge

c 1825Peppingford Warren, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodOld Lodge

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Gardener, M, Head, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation: farmerJohn Gardener, farmerOld Lodge1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Sarah Gardener, F, [Wife], age 25 to 29, born SussexSarah Gardener
Ann Gardener, F, [Daughter], age 2, born SussexAnn Gardener
John Broomfield, M, age 60 to 64, born Sussex, occupation: independentJohn Broomfield
William Leppard, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantWilliam Leppard
Thomas Stevenson, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantThomas Stevenson
Ann Hatfield, F, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantAnn Hatfield

6th Jun 1841CensusLuke Tester, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerLuke Tester, farm labourerOld Lodge Cottage, No 11841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Ann Tester, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34, born SussexAnn Tester [Drawbridge]
George Tester, M, [Son], age 14, born SussexGeorge Tester
Barbara Tester, F, [Daughter], age 12, born SussexBarbara Ellen Hyder [Tester]
Susan Tester, F, [Daughter], age 7, born SussexSusan Tester
Thomas Tester, M, [Son], age 5, born SussexThomas Tester, farm labourer
Henry Tester, M, [Son], age 3, born SussexHenry Tester, farm labourer

6th Jun 1841CensusJames Page, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Page, farm labourerOld Lodge Cottage, No 21841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Sarah Page, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44, born SussexSarah Page [Funnell] [Nash]
James Funnell, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Funnell

1867Directory entryHenniker Edward, esq., Old lodgeOld lodgePost Office Directory

1874Directory entryBrown Thomas, Old lodgeOld lodgePost Office Directory

c 1875Ashdown Forest & Camp Hill, North of Maresfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyOld Lodge

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Brown, M, Head, married, age 65, born Essex; occupation: magistrate and farmerThomas Brown, magistrate and farmerOld Lodge1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Christina Brown, F, Daughter, single, age 37, born RusperChristina (Clementina) Brown
Eleanor M. Brown, F, Daughter, single, age 32, born UckfieldEleanor M. Brown
Rosamond Brown, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born IsfieldRosamond Brown
Jane Wines, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Maresfield; occupation MaidJane Wines
Fanny Auscombe, F, Servant, single, age 30, born Maresfield; occupation housemaidFanny Anscombe
Pheebe Markwick, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Maresfield; occupation: cookPhoebe Elizabeth Markwick

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Divall, M, Head, married, age 48, born Maresfield; occupation: gamekeeperHenry Divell, gamekeeperOld Lodge1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Francis Divall, F, Wife, married, age 45, born HamseyFrances Divall [Howell]
Francis Divall, F, Daughter, age 14, born HartfieldFrances Sarah Divall
Ada E. Divall, F, Daughter, age 9, born HartfieldAda Elizabeth Divall
Emily Divall, F, Daughter, age 6, born HartfieldEmily Divall
Ann Divall, F, Daughter, age 2, born HartfieldAnnie Divall

3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Wyatt, M, Head, married, age 43, born Suffolk; occupation CoachmanCharles WyattOld Lodge & Thorn Hill1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Jane A. Wyatt, F, Wife, married, age 43, born SuffolkJane A. Wyatt
Arthur E. Wyatt, M, Son, single, age 16, born Suffolk; occupation GardenerArthur E. Wyatt
William J. Wyatt, M, Son, single, age 12, born Suffolk; occupation ScholarWilliam J. Wyatt
Alfred E. Wyatt, M, Son, age 11, born Suffolk; occupation ScholarAlfred E. Wyatt
Ellen L. Wyatt, F, Daughter, age 9, born SuffolkEllen L. Wyatt
Herbert A. Wyatt, M, Son, age 4, born SuffolkHerbert A. Wyatt

3rd Apr 1881CensusSamuel Jarrott, M, Head, married, age 58, born Asburnham; occupation Engine DriverSamuel Jarrott, engine driverOld Lady1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Mary Jarrott, F, Wife, married, age 59, born EwhurstMary Jarrott
George Taylor, M, Boarder, single, age 23, born Maresfield; occupation: carterGeorge Taylor
Henry Divall, M, Boarder, single, age 19, born East Grinstead; occupation: farm labourerHenry Divall

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Simmonds, M, Head, married, age 32, born Fletching; occupation CarterWilliam SimmonsOld Lodge1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Lydia Simmonds, F, Wife, married, age 34, born MaresfieldLydia Simmonds
George E. Simmonds, M, Son, age 11, born Maresfield; occupation ScholarGeorge E. Simmonds
Mercy Simmonds, F, Daughter, age 7, born Maresfield; occupation ScholarMercy Simmonds
Charity Simmonds, F, Daughter, age 4 m, born HartfieldCharity Simmonds

1882Directory entryBrown Thomas J.P., Old lodgeOld lodgeKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Simmons, M, Head, married, age 42, born Fletching, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Simmons, farm labourerOld Lodge Cottage1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Lydia Simmons, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Maresfield, SussexLydia Simmons
Charity Simmons, F, Daughter, age 10, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarCharity Simmons

5th Apr 1891CensusCharles Wyatt, M, Head, married, age 53, born Whatfield, Suffolk; occupation: CoachmanCharles WyattOld Lodge Cottage1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Jane Wyatt, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Naughton, SuffolkJane Wyatt
Alfred Wyatt, M, Son, single, age 21, born Hadleigh, Suffolk; occupation: CoachmanAlfred Wyatt
Helen Wyatt, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Hadleigh, SuffolkHelen Wyatt
Herbert Wyatt, M, Son, age 14, born Metton, SuffolkHerbert Wyatt
Spencer Walter, M, Boarder, single, age 26, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: Farm labourerSpencer Walters
Charles Dunk, M, Boarder, single, age 25, born Lamberhurst, Sussex; occupation: gardenerCharles Dunk
James Mitchell, M, Boarder, single, age 27, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Mitchell
George Twiner, M, Boarder, single, age 21, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: groomGeorge Frederick Twiner

5th Apr 1891CensusThomas Brown, M, Head, widowed, age 75, born Walthamstow, Essex; occupation: living on own meansThomas Brown, magistrate and farmerOld Lodge House1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Adela C Brown, F, Daughter, single, age 50, born Tunbridge Wells, KentAdela C Brown
Clementina Brown, F, Daughter, single, age 47, born Rusper, SussexChristina (Clementina) Brown
Eleanor M Brown, F, Daughter, single, age 42, born Cuckfield, Sussex; occupation: hospital nurseEleanor M. Brown
Rosemond A Brown, F, Daughter, single, age 30, born Isfield, SussexRosamond Brown
Edward D Wylie, M, Son-in-law, married, age 41, born Calcutta, India; occupation: east india merchantEdward D Wylie, East India merchant
Edith St B Wylie, F, Daughter, married, age 34, born Isfield, SussexEdith St B Wylie [Brown]
Percy E Wylie, M, Grandson, age 6, born Calcutta, IndiaPercy E Wylie
Annie A Lawrence, M, Servant, single, age 30, born Uckfield, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servantAnnie A Lawrence
Mary Langridge, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Worth, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servantMary Jane Langridge
Ada E Odel, F, Servant, single, age 18, born West Norwood, Surrey; occupation: General domestic servantAda E Odel

c 1899Old Lodge, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyOld Lodge

1904ReflectionsOld LodgeHighways & Byways

Between Withyham and Hartfield in the north, and Crowborough Beacon and Wytch Cross in the south, is some of the finest open country in Sussex, where one may walk for hours and meet no human creature. Here are silent desolate woods - the Five Hundred Acre Wood, under Crowborough, chief of them - and vast wastes of undulating heath, rising here and there to great heights crowned with fir trees, as at Gill's Lap. A few enclosed estates interrupt the forest's open freedom, but nothing can tame it. Sombre dark heather gives the prevailing note, but between Old Lodge and Pippinford Park I once came upon a green and luxuriant valley that would not have been out of place in Tyrol; while there is a field near Chuck Hatch where in April one may see more dancing daffodils than ever Wordsworth did.

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