|Mead [als Mill] House Beacon Road Crowborough|
|6th Jun 1841||Census||Reuben Ashby, M, Head, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation Miller||Reuben Ashby, miller||Windmill House||1841 Census|
|6th Jun 1841||Census||Elizabeth Ashby, F, [Wife], age 25 to 29, born Sussex||Elizabeth Ashby [Blackstone]|
|6th Jun 1841||Census||Martha Ashby, F, [Daughter], age 5, born Sussex||Martha Ashby|
|6th Jun 1841||Census||John Ashby, M, [Son], age 3, born Sussex||John Charles Ashby|
|6th Jun 1841||Census||Mary Ann Ashby, F, [Daughter], age 1, born Sussex||Mary Ann Ashby|
|6th Jun 1841||Census||Sarah Ashby, F, [Mother], age 70 to 74, born Sussex; occupation Independent||Sarah Ashby [Avery]|
|6th Jun 1841||Census||John Izzard, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation Servant||John Izzard, servant|
|1874||Directory entry||Longhurst John, Mill house||Mill house||Post Office Directory|
|c 1875||Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance Survey||Mill House|
|3rd Apr 1881||Census||Edward Sims, M, Head, married, age 42, born Wales; occupation Photographic Artist||Edward Sims||Mill House, Crowborough Cross||1881 Census|
|3rd Apr 1881||Census||Eliza Ann Sims, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Tonbridge||Eliza Ann Sims|
|3rd Apr 1881||Census||Constance M. Sims, F, Daughter, age 3, born Rotherfield||Constance M. Sims|
|3rd Apr 1881||Census||Eliza Gertrude Sims, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield||Eliza Gertrude Sims|
|3rd Apr 1881||Census||Elizabeth Kingsbury, F, Head, widowed, age 73; occupation Annuitant||Elizabeth Kingsbury||Mill Cottage, Crowborough Cross||1881 Census|
|3rd Apr 1881||Census||Martha Kingsbury, F, Daughter, single, age 36||Martha Kingsbury|
|3rd Apr 1881||Census||Elizabeth Kingsbury, F, Daughter, single, age 32||Elizabeth Kingsbury|
|1890||History||Mill House||Firmin's Guide|
On the Beacon Road, near what is now the entrance to the Warren, stood a small house called Beacon House, containing about six rooms. It belonged to Sir J. Shelley, Bart., and was occupied by a small farmer. There was also the old Mill House, near the mill, on the road to the Cross; and where Prospect House now stands formerly stood a farmhouse. Between this and the Cross was a small wood and a cottage. On the other side, standing back from the road, was a small inn, which has now developed into the larger building of the Red Cross Inn. There were two small shops at the Cross, the larger of the two occupying the site of the present Post Office; the other, on the opposite side, where now the London House stands, was a very small shop, at which were sold herrings, snuff, candles, tobacco, bread, and sweets. Upon these sweets the good dame who kept the shop invariably impressed her snuffy thumb, thus imparting to them a flavour alien to that with which those sugary temptations usually delight the palate. But this, though not thoroughly relished, was not sufficient to restrain the longing child from investing its mite in the purchase of the luscious confection.
A blacksmith's forge existed near the site of the present one, but without a cottage or house attached to it.
Between the present Post Office and Pilmer Lane was a small plantation of trees called a "shaw."
There were no buildings or cottages in this lane, but at the further end of it stood a cottage called Pilmer House, and here the Pilmer Wood commenced.
Going back to the Cross, on the spot where the villa called Fern Bank has been erected stood a small house or cottage, and from this up to the mill on the Beacon Road the ground was covered by a wood called Mill Wood.
The road leading from the Cross towards White Hill was and is still known as the Roundabout Road. The only building by the side of this road was a cottage, which stood on the site of the one now occupied by Mr. Sands, and called Postern Cottage.
|5th Apr 1891||Census||Henery S Eyre, M, Head, widowed, age 47, born Buckland, Surrey; occupation Living on own means||Henery S Eyre||Mill Mead||1891 Census|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||Henery S W Eyre, M, Son, single, age 17, born N.W., London||Henery S W Eyre|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||Robert S K Eyre, M, Son, single, age 46, born Westport, Mayo, Ireland||Robert S K Eyre|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||E Tadsell, F, Servant, single, age 35, born Malling Green, Essex; occupation Maid||E Tadsell|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||M M Cucol, F, Servant, single, age 33, born London; occupation Housekeeper||M M Cucol|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||E Maheak, F, Servant, single, age 30, born London; occupation Maid||E Maheak|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||John Paris, M, Head, married, age 38, born Framfield, Sussex; occupation Coachman and Domestic Servant||John Parris||Hill Side||1891 Census|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||Eliza Emma Paris, F, Wife, married, age 41, born Clerkenwell, London||Eliza Emma Parris [Wallis]|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||Louisa Ada Paris, F, Daughter, single, age 12, born Framfield, Sussex; occupation Scholar||Louisa Ada Parris|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||Ernest John Paris, M, Son, age 10, born Framfield, Sussex; occupation Scholar||Earnest John Parris|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||Arthur H Paris, M, Son, age 7, born Framfield, Sussex; occupation Scholar||Arthur Harry Paris|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||Harry Paris, M, Son, age 5, born Framfield, Sussex; occupation Scholar||Harry Paris|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||Ethel Paris, F, Daughter, age 2, born Framfield, Sussex||Ethel Paris|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||Mark Wicks, M, Head, married, age 40, born Epsom, Surrey; occupation Gardener||Mark Wicks||Mill Cottage||1891 Census|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||Elizabeth A Wicks, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Chew Magna, Somerset; occupation Laundress||Elizabeth A Wicks|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||Charles H Wicks, M, Son, single, age 17, born Sydenham, London; occupation Gardener's Boy||Charles H Wicks|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||Annie M Wicks, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Sidcome, Kent||Annie M Wicks|
|c 1899||Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance Survey||Mead House|