|King Standing Ashdown Forest|
Books and other documents
|Published||Title, author and references|
|1870||A Compendious History of Sussex - Volume I. by Mark Antony Lower, M.A. ⇒ p. 21|
|1902||Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Sutton ⇒ p. 377|
|2004||Historical Essays and Illustrations by Malcolm Payne, Dip. L. Hist. ⇒ Essay|
|c 1875||Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance Survey||King Standing|
|3rd Apr 1881||Census||David Baker, M, Head, married, age 33, born Buxted, employs 1 man and 1 boy; occupation: farmer||David Baker, farmer||Kings Standing Farm||1881 Census|
|3rd Apr 1881||Census||Amelia Baker, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Rotherfield||Amelia Baker [Baldwin]|
|3rd Apr 1881||Census||Alice A. Baker, F, Daughter, age 9, born Buxted; occupation: scholar||Alice Amelia Baker|
|3rd Apr 1881||Census||David Baker, M, Son, age 7, born Buxted; occupation: scholar||David Baker|
|3rd Apr 1881||Census||Ernest Baker, M, Son, age 4, born Buxted; occupation: scholar||Ernest Baker|
|3rd Apr 1881||Census||Albert Baker, M, Son, age 2, born Buxted||Albert James Baker, bricklayer|
|3rd Apr 1881||Census||Clara Baker, F, Daughter, age 7 m, born Buxted||Clara J. Baker|
|3rd Apr 1881||Census||Jesse Sherwood, M, Servant, single, age 16, born East Grinstead; occupation Farm servant||Jesse Sherwood|
|1890||History||King's Standing||Firmin's Guide|
Mr. Green in his history, speaking of the conquest of Southern Britain, says: - "The vast sheet of scrub woodland and waste, which then bore the name of Andredswold, stretched for more than 100 miles, from the borders of Kent to the Hampshire Downs, extending northward almost to the Thames, and leaving only a thin strip of coast along its southern edge. This coast was guarded by a great fortress, which occupied the spot now called Pevensey. The fall of this fortress of Anderida in 491 established the kingdom of the south Saxons. Aelle and Cissa ran the pitiless record of the conquerors, beset Anderida, and slew all that were therein, nor was there afterwards one Briton left."
The Saxon Chronicle says: - "Aella and Assa besieged a town called Andredscester, and slew all its inhabitants both small and great, leaving not a single soul alive."
At the present day a walk over the cleared and treeless spaces of this once impenetrable forest is full of interest and pleasure.
They are still to a great extent wild and unpeopled, for though a few hamlets are dotted about here and there, yet complete solitude may be found, and those who experience comfort in isolation, and desire to commune with their own thoughts unmolested and undisturbed, may find here the retirement they need.
The road from Maresfield through Duddleswell passes over a wild portion of the forest land, and a clump of trees near the road goes by the name of King's Standing. It is supposed to mark the spot where Edward II. or III. stood to witness the hunt of deer or wild boar. Its position is between Greenwood Gate and Duddleswell.
|5th Apr 1891||Census||David Baker, M, Head, married, age 42, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: farmer||David Baker, farmer||Kings Standing||1891 Census|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||Amelia Baker, F, Wife, married, age 45, born Buxted, Sussex||Amelia Baker [Baldwin]|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||Alice A Baker, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Buxted, Sussex||Alice Amelia Baker|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||David Baker, M, Son, single, age 16, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: farmer's son||David Baker|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||Ernest Baker, M, Son, single, age 14, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: scholar||Ernest Baker|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||Albert J Baker, M, Son, single, age 12, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: scholar||Albert James Baker, bricklayer|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||Clara J Baker, F, Daughter, single, age 10, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: scholar||Clara J. Baker|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||Ada E Baker, F, Daughter, single, age 9, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: scholar||Ada E Baker|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||Frances Baker, F, Daughter, single, age 7, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: scholar||Frances Baker|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||Ethel Baker, F, Daughter, single, age 5, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: scholar||Ethel Baker|
|c 1899||Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance Survey||King's Standing|
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