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Walland  Brinkers Lane    Wadhurst  
Walland - the most picturesquely placed house in the Parish. Built with three gables of entire barge board and oak mullioned windows. The rooms S. and S.W. are probably newer than the rest, being higher pitched. The chimney stacks are beautifully moulded. Inside the walls are oak panelled. The hearths are curiously tesselated. The initials W.C. and M.C. are on the mantelpiece and glass of one of the windows, with date 1621."
extract from Wace's Wadhurst


Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1923The Story of Wadhurst by Alfred A. Wace ⇒ p. 63

Historical records

1609 to 1621HistoryWallandWace's Wadhurst
Christopher Cruttall settled 180 acres of land in Wadhurst - Darnetts, journey lands, and Wallands - on his son William, who in 1609 married Eldridge of Highfield. He rebuilt Walland about 1621, and was buried at Wadhurst in 1651.

c 1825Wadhurst, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodWall Land

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; employs 9 people; occupation: farmerJames Harmer, farmerWalland Farm1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeRuth Harmer [Thompson]
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterBetsy Harmer
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterRebecca Harmer
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterRuth Harmer
30th Mar 1851CensusServant, occupation: farm labourerJohn Baldock
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: farm labourerJames Eaton
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: house servantMary Kemp
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: farm labourerSamuel (Samson) Moon
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation HOUSE SERVANTPhebe Pomphret
30th Mar 1851CensusBrother-in-law; occupation Farm labourerHenry Swift
30th Mar 1851CensusMother-in-law; widowedHannah Thompson
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation Farm labourerSamuel Waters

c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyWalland

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Baldock, M, Head, married, age 44, born Wadhurst, occupation: farm labourerJohn Baldock, farm labourerNo 1, Upper Barn Cottages, Walland1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusHannah Baldock, F, Wife, married, age 45, born WadhurstHannah Baldock
3rd Apr 1881CensusHorace Baldock, M, Son, age 13, born WadhurstHorace Baldock
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnnie Baldock, F, Daughter, age 9, born WadhurstAnnie Baldock
3rd Apr 1881CensusEllen Baldock, F, Daughter, age 6, born WadhurstEllen Baldock
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred Baldock, M, Son, age 2, born WadhurstAlfred Baldock

3rd Apr 1881CensusStephen Baldock, M, Head, married, age 77, born Wadhurst, occupation: farm labourerStephen Baldock, farm labourerNo 2, Upper Barn Cottages, Walland1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Baldock, F, Wife, married, age 83, born WadhurstMary Baldock
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnn Forward, F, Visitor, widowed, age 78, born WadhurstAnn Forward

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Eldridge, M, Head, married, age 47, born Mayfield, employs 4 men and 1 boy; occupation: farmerJohn Eldridge, farmerWalland Farm House1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusPhillis Eldridge, F, Wife, married, age 44, born HerstmonceuxPhillis Eldridge [Bennett]
3rd Apr 1881CensusCatherine Eldridge, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born MayfieldCatherine Eldridge
3rd Apr 1881CensusLydia Eldridge, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born MayfieldLydia Eldridge
3rd Apr 1881CensusPriscilla Eldridge, F, Daughter, age 12, born Mayfield; occupation: scholarPriscilla Eldridge
3rd Apr 1881CensusCaroline Eldridge, F, Daughter, age 10, born Mayfield; occupation: scholarCaroline Eldridge
3rd Apr 1881CensusDavid Eldridge, M, Son, age 6, born Mayfield; occupation: scholarDavid Eldridge
3rd Apr 1881CensusCaleb Eldridge, M, Son, age 3, born MayfieldCaleb Eldridge
3rd Apr 1881CensusJonathan Eldridge, M, Son, age 8 m, born MayfieldJonathan Eldridge
3rd Apr 1881CensusLydia Cornford, F, Servant, age 15, born Mayfield, occupation: domestic servantLydia Cornford
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrances Eldridge, F, Mother, widowed, age 83, born Waldron; occupation: annuitantFrances Eldridge [Goldsmith]
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Avis, M, Servant, single, age 18, born Mayfield; occupation: farm servantGeorge Avis
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Friend, M, Servant, single, age 18, born Ticehurst; occupation: farm servantGeorge Friend

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Saunders, M, Head, married, age 51, born Mayfield; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Saunders, farm labourerNo 1, Almshouse Cottages, Walland Farm1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusRuth Saunders, F, Wife, married, age 63, born MayfieldRuth Saunders [Jarratt] [Skinner]

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Fletcher, M, Head, married, age 35, born Hampshire; occupation: carterHenry Fletcher, carterNo 2, Almshouse Cottages, Walland Farm1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusPhoebe Fletcher, F, Wife, married, age 36, born RotherfieldPhoebe Fletcher
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnnie Fletcher, F, Daughter, age 9, born Mayfield; occupation: scholarAnnie Fletcher
3rd Apr 1881CensusJoseph H. Fletcher, M, Son, age 7, born Mayfield; occupation: scholarJoseph H. Fletcher
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlice M. Fletcher, F, Daughter, age 6, born Mayfield; occupation: scholarAlice M. Fletcher
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlbert J. Fletcher, M, Son, age 4, born Mayfield; occupation: scholarAlbert J. Fletcher
3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Keeley, M, Lodger, single, age 26, born Heathfield; occupation: labourerThomas Keeley

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