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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
6th Jun 1841CensusSarah Gardener, F, [Wife], age 25 to 29, born SussexSarah Gardener
6th Jun 1841CensusAnn Gardener, F, [Daughter], age 2, born SussexAnn Gardener
6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Broomfield, M, age 60 to 64, born Sussex, occupation: independentJohn Broomfield
6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Leppard, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantWilliam Leppard
6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Stevenson, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation ServantThomas Stevenson
6th Jun 1841CensusAnn 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
6th Jun 1841CensusAnn Tester, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34, born SussexAnn Tester [Drawbridge]
6th Jun 1841CensusGeorge Tester, M, [Son], age 14, born SussexGeorge Tester
6th Jun 1841CensusBarbara Tester, F, [Daughter], age 12, born SussexBarbara Hyder [Tester]
6th Jun 1841CensusSusan Tester, F, [Daughter], age 7, born SussexSusan Tester
6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Tester, M, [Son], age 5, born SussexThomas Tester
6th Jun 1841CensusHenry 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 PageOld Lodge Cottage, No 21841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusSarah Page, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44, born SussexSarah Page
6th Jun 1841CensusJames 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
3rd Apr 1881CensusChristina Brown, F, Daughter, single, age 37, born RusperChristina (Clementina) Brown
3rd Apr 1881CensusEleanor M. Brown, F, Daughter, single, age 32, born UckfieldEleanor M. Brown
3rd Apr 1881CensusRosamond Brown, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born IsfieldRosamond Brown
3rd Apr 1881CensusJane Wines, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Maresfield; occupation MaidJane Wines
3rd Apr 1881CensusFanny Auscombe, F, Servant, single, age 30, born Maresfield; occupation housemaidFanny Anscombe
3rd Apr 1881CensusPheebe 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
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrancis Divall, F, Wife, married, age 45, born HamseyFrances Divall [Howell]
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrancis Divall, F, Daughter, age 14, born HartfieldFrances Sarah Divall
3rd Apr 1881CensusAda E. Divall, F, Daughter, age 9, born HartfieldAda Elizabeth Divall
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmily Divall, F, Daughter, age 6, born HartfieldEmily Divall
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnn 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
3rd Apr 1881CensusJane A. Wyatt, F, Wife, married, age 43, born SuffolkJane A. Wyatt
3rd Apr 1881CensusArthur E. Wyatt, M, Son, single, age 16, born Suffolk; occupation GardenerArthur E. Wyatt
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam J. Wyatt, M, Son, single, age 12, born Suffolk; occupation ScholarWilliam J. Wyatt
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred E. Wyatt, M, Son, age 11, born Suffolk; occupation ScholarAlfred E. Wyatt
3rd Apr 1881CensusEllen L. Wyatt, F, Daughter, age 9, born SuffolkEllen L. Wyatt
3rd Apr 1881CensusHerbert 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
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Jarrott, F, Wife, married, age 59, born EwhurstMary Jarrott
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Taylor, M, Boarder, single, age 23, born Maresfield; occupation: carterGeorge Taylor
3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry 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
3rd Apr 1881CensusLydia Simmonds, F, Wife, married, age 34, born MaresfieldLydia Simmonds
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge E. Simmonds, M, Son, age 11, born Maresfield; occupation ScholarGeorge E. Simmonds
3rd Apr 1881CensusMercy Simmonds, F, Daughter, age 7, born Maresfield; occupation ScholarMercy Simmonds
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharity 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
5th Apr 1891CensusLydia Simmons, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Maresfield, SussexLydia Simmons
5th Apr 1891CensusCharity 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
5th Apr 1891CensusJane Wyatt, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Naughton, SuffolkJane Wyatt
5th Apr 1891CensusAlfred Wyatt, M, Son, single, age 21, born Hadleigh, Suffolk; occupation: CoachmanAlfred Wyatt
5th Apr 1891CensusHelen Wyatt, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Hadleigh, SuffolkHelen Wyatt
5th Apr 1891CensusHerbert Wyatt, M, Son, age 14, born Metton, SuffolkHerbert Wyatt
5th Apr 1891CensusSpencer Walter, M, Boarder, single, age 26, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: Farm labourerSpencer Walters
5th Apr 1891CensusCharles Dunk, M, Boarder, single, age 25, born Lamberhurst, Sussex; occupation: gardenerCharles Dunk
5th Apr 1891CensusJames Mitchell, M, Boarder, single, age 27, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Mitchell
5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge 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
5th Apr 1891CensusAdela C Brown, F, Daughter, single, age 50, born Tunbridge Wells, KentAdela C Brown
5th Apr 1891CensusClementina Brown, F, Daughter, single, age 47, born Rusper, SussexChristina (Clementina) Brown
5th Apr 1891CensusEleanor M Brown, F, Daughter, single, age 42, born Cuckfield, Sussex; occupation: hospital nurseEleanor M. Brown
5th Apr 1891CensusRosemond A Brown, F, Daughter, single, age 30, born Isfield, SussexRosamond Brown
5th Apr 1891CensusEdward D Wylie, M, Son-in-law, married, age 41, born Calcutta, India; occupation: east india merchantEdward D Wylie, East India merchant
5th Apr 1891CensusEdith St B Wylie, F, Daughter, married, age 34, born Isfield, SussexEdith St B Wylie [Brown]
5th Apr 1891CensusPercy E Wylie, M, Grandson, age 6, born Calcutta, IndiaPercy E Wylie
5th Apr 1891CensusAnnie A Lawrence, M, Servant, single, age 30, born Uckfield, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servantAnnie A Lawrence
5th Apr 1891CensusMary Langridge, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Worth, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servantMary Jane Langridge
5th Apr 1891CensusAda 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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