The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Wych [a.k.a. Wytch] Cross    Ashdown Forest  Maresfield  
Places in Wych [a.k.a. Wytch] Cross
Ashdown Forest [near Witch Cross]
Hindleap Lodge
Hindleap Warren Farm
Keeper's Cottage
Post Office
Roe Buck [a.k.a. Witch Cross] Inn
Stone Quarry House
Witch Cross Cottage
Wych Cross Vicarage
Historical records

c 1724Comans Hatch, Sussex - c 1724Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1724 by Richard BudgenWitch Cross

c 1795Witch Cross, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamWitch Cross

1808[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by G.Cole and engraved by J.RoperWitch CrossG. Cole
The British atlas; comprising a series of county maps…intended to illustrate and accompany 'The beauties of England and Wales' published 1808.

c 1825Witch Cross, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodWych Cross

1837[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by Thomas MouleWych CrossThomas Moule
Thomas Moule was a bookseller. He published a number of important works on heraldry and antiquities, including Bibliotheca heraldica Brittaniae in 1822. The English Counties delineated; or, a topographical description of England has a complete series of county maps and was published by Thomas Moule in 1837

6th Jun 1841CensusNicholas Goodwin, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation: road labourerNicholas Goodwin, road labourerWych Cross1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Sophia Goodwin, F, [Wife], age 45 to 49, born SussexSophia Goodwin [Shaw]
Mary Goodwin, F, [Daughter], age 15, born SussexMary Goodwin
Sophia Goodwin, F, [Daughter], age 13, born SussexSophia Goodwin
Joseph Goodwin, M, [Son], age 11, born SussexJoseph Goodwin
Nicholas Goodwin, M, [Son], age 9, born SussexNicholas Goodwin
Charles Goodwin, M, [Son], age 7, born SussexCharles Goodwin
George Goodwin, M, [Son], age 5, born SussexGeorge Goodwin
Jesse Goodwin, M, [Son], age 4, born SussexJesse Goodwin
Emma Goodwin, F, [Daughter], age 2, born SussexEmma Edwards [Goodwin]

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; employs 1 person; occupation INNKEEPERHenry RidleyWychcross1851 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
WifeSophia Ridley [Stephenson]
NephewHenry Ridley
Servant; occupation: farm servantJohn Turner
Lodger; occupation: farm labourerJesse Gurr
Lodger; occupation: farm labourerThomas Hook

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: toll collectorJames Barnes, toll collectorWitch Cross1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
WifeMaria Barnes [Burton]
Son; occupation: scholarArthur Barnes
Daughter; occupation: scholarSarah Barnes

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: road labourerNicholas Goodwin, road labourerWitch Cross1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
WifeSophia Goodwin [Shaw]
Son; occupation: road labourerRichard Goodwin
Son; handicap: crippleCharles Goodwin
Son; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Goodwin
SonJesse Goodwin
Daughter; occupation: scholarEmma Edwards [Goodwin]

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: gamekeeperWilliam Gurr, gamekeeperWitch Cross1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
WifeMary Gurr [Chatfield]
DaughterElizabeth Gurr
DaughterMary Ann Gurr
DaughterFanny Gurr
Servant; occupation GamekeeperGeorge Todman
NieceCaroline Chatfield

c 1875Wych Cross, Sussex - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyWytch Cross

5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge Smith, M, Head, single, age 27, born Reigate, Surrey; occupation: hawkerGeorge Smith, hawkerTent, Near Wych Cross1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
John Smith, M, single, age 21, born Redhill, Surrey; occupation: general labourerJohn Smith

5th Apr 1891CensusHenry Hawkins, M, Head, married, age 30, born Epsom, Surrey; occupation: hawkerHenry Hawkins, hawkerTent, Near Wych Cross1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Susan Hawkins, F, Wife, married, age 24, born Epsom, Surrey; occupation: hawkerSusan Hawkins
Susan Hawkins, F, Daughter, age 3, born Horsham, SussexSusan Hawkins
Mary A Hawkins, F, Daughter, age 2, born Outwood, SurreyMary A Hawkins
Emily Hawkins, F, Daughter, age 1, born Guildford, SurreyEmily Hawkins

c 1899Wych Cross, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyWych Cross

1904ReflectionsWytch CrossHighways & 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.


1908Wych Cross HouseWych Cross House, Ashdown ForestPrivate collection

1910Wych CrossWych Cross, Ashdown ForestPrivate collection

1916Wych CrossWych Cross, Ashdown ForestPrivate collection

1923Wych Cross RoadWych Cross Road, Ashdown ForestPrivate collection

c 1930Wych CrossWych Cross, Ashdown ForestPrivate collection

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