The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Beacon Road      Crowborough  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1927The Sussex Highlands ⇒ p. 16
1933The Story of Crowbrough ⇒ p. 10

Places in Beacon Road
Ardchattan
Beacon House [a.k.a. Beacon Cottage]
Beaconhurst [a.k.a. Kilmorie]
Beaconstone
Belle Vue
Blue Anchor Cottage
Brynamlyg
Christ Church
Christchurch Cottage
Cross [a.k.a. Red Cross] Inn
Cross Post Office and Grocer's shop
Crowborough [a.k.a. Pleasant] House
Crowborough Post Mill
Croxted House
Garage
Grange Lodge
Hanover Hall [a.k.a. Warren Gate]
Hillside Cottage
Horn Reed
Ivy Hall
Kiona
Lea
Mead [a.k.a. Mill] House
Prospect Cottages
Prospect House
Starfield
Strathmore
The Beacon Hotel
The Beacon House
The Blue Anchor
The Cottages
The Crest Hotel
The Field House
The Gables
The Highlands [a.k.a. Sutton Villa]
The Hollies
The Pines
The Wilderness [a.k.a. Beacon Villa]
Thornton
Twyford House
View Field
Warren Lodge
Whorlton
Winton Lodge
Woodside
Wynscote
Historical records

26th Feb 1839Crowborough Beacon Road, Sussex - 18391839 Rotherfield Tithe MapBeacon Road

6th Jun 1841CensusJames Wickham, M, Head, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerJames WickhamBeacon House1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Esther Wickham, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44, born SussexHetty (Esther) Wickham [Holmwood]
Mary Wickham, F, [Daughter], age 12, born SussexMary Wickham
Matthew Wickham, M, [Son], age 10, born SussexMatthew Wickham
Jude Wickham, M, [Son], age 8, born SussexJude Wickham

7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Arnold, M, Head, married, age 23, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Arnold, farm labourerBeacon Hill1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Rosanne Arnold, F, Wife, married, age 24, born Brighton, SussexRosanna Arnold [Freelove]
Ann Arnold, F, Daughter, age 3w, born Rotherfield, SussexAnn Arnold
Elizabeth Freelove, F, [Wife's] daughter, age 9, born Lewes, SussexElizabeth Freelove
Rosanna Freelove, F, [Wife's] daughter, age 3, born Lewes, SussexRosanna Freelove

7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Hills, M, Head, married, age 30; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Hills, farm labourerBeacon Hill1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Eliza Hills, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Woking, SurreyEliza Hills
William Hills, M, Son, age 8, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarWilliam Hills
Moses Hills, M, Son, age 6, born Udimore, Sussex; occupation: scholarMoses Hills
Eliza Hills, F, Daughter, age 3, born Feldy, SurreyEliza Hills
Thomas Hills, M, Son, age 5m, born Rotherfield, SussexThomas Hills

7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Arnold, M, Head, married, age 47, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam ArnoldBeacon Hill1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Harriett Arnold, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Mayfield, SussexHarriett Arnold

7th Apr 1861CensusJames Latter, M, Head, married, age 39, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames LatterBeacon Hill1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Elizabeth Holder, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Rye, Sussex; occupation: housekeeperElizabeth Holder

7th Apr 1861CensusReubean Taylor, M, Head, married, age 39, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 10 acresReuben Taylor, farmerBeacon Hill1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Mary Ann Taylor, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Ann Taylor [Lockyer]
Robert Taylor, M, Son, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarRobert Taylor
John Taylor, M, Son, age 6, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarJohn William Taylor
Ann Taylor, F, Daughter, age 4, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarAnn Taylor
James Avis, M, Servant, married, age 36, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: carterJames Avis
Ann Lockyer, F, Visitor, married, age 58, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farmer's wifeAnn Lockyer
Fredrich Lockyer, M, Visitor's son, single, age 29, born Rotherfield, SussexFredrich Lockyer
Obed Lockyer, M, Visitor's son, single, age 19, born Rotherfield, SussexObed Lockyer
Caroline Lockyer, F, Visitor's daughter, single, age 14, born Rotherfield, SussexCaroline Lockyer

7th Apr 1861CensusJames Golby, M, Head, married, age 64, born Hailsham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Golby, farm labourerBeacon, Crowboro1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Sarah Golby, F, Wife, married, age 58, born Streat, SussexSarah Golby
Sally Golby, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Buxted, SussexSally Golby
Alfred Golby, M, Son, age 14, born Dorking, Surrey; occupation: farm labourerAlfred Golby
Eliza Golby, F, Daughter, age 11, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholarEliza Golby

7th Apr 1861CensusJames Hardgroves, M, Lodger, single, age 24, born Tonbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: smithJames HardgrovesBeacon, Crowboro1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Samuel Kitchman, M, Lodger, single, age 49, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: smithSamuel Kitchman

7th Apr 1861CensusAbraham Huggett, M, Head, married, age 48, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: carpenterAbraham Huggett, carpenterBeacon, Crowboro1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Elizabeth Huggett, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Rotherfield, SussexElizabeth Huggett
Ira Huggett, M, Son, single, age 22, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: carpenterIra Huggett

7th Apr 1861CensusRobert Jarvis, M, Head, married, age 27, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carrierRobert Jarvis, farmerBeacon, Crowboro1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Frances Jarvis, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Buxted, SussexFrances Jarvis [Vinall]
Emma Jarvis, F, Daughter, age 2m, born Rotherfield, SussexEmma Sophia Jarvis

7th Apr 1861CensusHenry Wheeler, M, Head, married, age 40, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: hawkerHenry Wheeler, hawkerBeacon, Crowboro1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Ann Wheeler, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Hartfield, SussexAnn Wheeler
Mathew Wheeler, M, Son, single, age 18, born Horne, Surrey; occupation: hawkerMathew Wheeler
William Wheeler, M, Nephew, age 14, born Brenchley, KentWilliam Wheeler
Daniel Coates, M, Father, widowed, age 90, born Marden, Kent; occupation: former tinmanDaniel Coates

7th Apr 1861CensusMichael Turk, M, Head, married, age 27, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerMichael Taylor Turk, farm bailiffBeacon, Crowboro1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Jane Turk, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Rotherfield, SussexJane Turk [Hemsley]
Mary Ann Turk, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Anne Turk

7th Apr 1861CensusJames Luxford, M, Head, married, age 27, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Luxford, farm labourerBeacon, Crowboro1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Mary Ann Luxford, F, Wife, married, age 24, born Ticehurst, SussexMary Ann Luxford
James Luxford, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield, SussexJames Luxford
Mary Ann Luxford, F, Daughter, age 1m, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Ann Luxford
Edward Jeffery, M, Lodger, single, age 20, born Lamberhurst, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerEdward Jeffry

7th Apr 1861CensusThomas Chatfield, M, Head, married, age 42, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerThomas Chatfield, farm labourerBeacon, Crowboro1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Elizabeth Chatfield, F, Wife, married, age 31, born BuckinghamshireElizabeth Chatfield
Thomas Henry Chatfield, M, Son, age 11, born Fletching, SussexThomas Henry Chatfield
Eliza Ann Chatfield, F, Daughter, age 9, born Maresfield, SussexEliza Ann Chatfield
William Chatfield, M, Son, age 3, born Laughton, SussexWilliam Chatfield
Rebecca Chatfield, F, Daughter, age 6m, born Rotherfield, SussexRebecca Chatfield

7th Apr 1861CensusAlfred Jarvis, M, Head, married, age 28, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmerWilliam Alfred Jarvis, farmer and innkeeperBeacon, Crowboro1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Adelaide Jarvis, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Framfield, SussexAdelaide Jarvis [Holman]
Mark Nell, M, Servant, single, age 25, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carterMark Nell

7th Apr 1861CensusJohn Holmwood, M, Head, married, age 70, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Holmwood, farmerBeacon, Crowboro1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Sarah Holmwood, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Rotherfield, SussexSarah Holmwood [Callow]
John Holmwood, M, Son, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Holmwood, farm labourer
Richard Holmwood, M, Son, age 13, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerRichard Holmwood
Sarah Elizabeth Holmwood, F, Daughter, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarSarah Elizabeth Holmwood
Edward Holmwood, M, Son, age 7, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarEdward Holmwood, carman
Charles Holmwood, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarCharles Holmwood, farm labourer
Mary Holmwood, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Holmwood
Martha Holmwood, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexMartha Dadswell [Holmwood]

7th Apr 1861CensusThomas Saunders, M, Head, married, age 45, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerThomas Saunders, farm labourerBeacon, Crowboro1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Sarah Ann Saunders, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Rotherfield, SussexSarah Ann Saunders [Pratt]
Fredrick Saunders, M, Son, age 11, born Withyham, SussexFredrick Saunders
James Saunders, M, Son, age 10, born Withyham, SussexJames Saunders, farm bailiff
Eliza Cathline Saunders, F, Daughter, age 8, born Withyham, SussexEliza Cathline Saunders
George Saunders, M, Son, age 6, born Rotherfield, SussexGeorge Saunders
Sarah Saunders, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, SussexSarah Saunders
Samuel Saunders, M, Son, age 3, born Rotherfield, SussexSamuel Saunders
Frank Saunders, M, Son, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexFrank Saunders

3rd Apr 1881CensusCornelia Satter, F, Head, widowed, age 46, born Tonbridge; occupation Plumber and painterCornelia SatterBeacon1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
William Satter, M, Son, single, age 24, born Frant; occupation Plumber and painterWilliam Satter
Earnest Satter, M, Son, single, age 19, born Rotherfield; occupation Plumber and painterEarnest Satter
Helena Satter, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born RotherfieldHelena Satter
Emily Satter, F, Daughter, age 13, born Rotherfield; occupation ScholarEmily Satter
Kate Satter, F, Daughter, age 11, born Rotherfield; occupation ScholarKate Satter
Thomas Satter, M, Son, age 8, born Rotherfield; occupation ScholarThomas Satter
Walter Satter, M, Nephew, age 11, born Frant; occupation ScholarWalter Satter
William Satter, M, Brother, single, age 44, born Frant; occupation Plumber JourneymanWilliam Satter

3rd Apr 1881CensusStephan Wheatley, M, Head, married, age 55, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerStephen Wheatley, farm labourerBeacon1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Emily Wheatley, F, Wife, married, age 46, born RotherfieldEmily Elizabeth Wheatley [Luxford]
George Wheatley, M, Son, single, age 17, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerStephen George Wheatley, groom and coachman
Stephen Wheatley, M, Son, single, age 15, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerStephen Henry Wheatley, groom and coachman
John Wheatley, M, Son, age 12, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarJohn Wheatley, coachman
Sarah Wheatley, F, Daughter, age 11, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarSarah Cornelia Farmer [Wheatley]
Esther Wheatley, F, Daughter, age 9, born Buxted; occupation: scholarEsther Amy Parrett [Wheatley]
Thomas Wheatley, M, Son, age 1, born RotherfieldThomas Henry Wheatley, groom and coachman

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Homewood, M, Head, married, age 76, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Holmwood, farmer and innkeeperBeacon1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Homewood, F, Wife, married, age 66, born BuxtedElizabeth Homewood
Jonathan Homewood, M, Son, single, age 25, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerJonathan Homewood, labourer

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Beard, M, Head, married, age 35, born Rotherfield, employs 1 man, occupation: carpenterGeorge John Duval BeardBeacon1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Eliza Beard, F, Wife, married, age 37, born RotherfieldEliza Beard [Wickens] [Marchant]
Thomas Wickens, M, Son, age 13, born RotherfieldThomas Wickens
Mary Ann Wickens, F, Daughter, age 10, born Hampshire; occupation ScholarMary Ann Wickens
Jane Beard, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, occupation: scholarJane Eliza Beard
Eliza Beard, F, Daughter, age 3, born RotherfieldEliza Eleanor Beard

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Smith, M, Head, married, age 48, born Waldron; occupation: farmer and butcherJohn Smith, farmer and butcherBeacon1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Emily Smith, F, Wife, married, age 43, born WaldronEmily Smith
William Smith, M, Son, single, age 18, born WaldronWilliam Smith
Sarah Smith, F, Daughter, age 10, born Waldron; occupation: scholarSarah Smith
Rowland Smith, M, Son, age 8, born Waldron; occupation: scholarRowland Smith
George Smith, M, Son, age 6, born Waldron; occupation: scholarGeorge Smith
Henry Smith, F, Son, age 4, born Waldron; occupation: scholarHenry Smith
Tanny Smith, F, Daughter, age 2, born WaldronTanny Smith
Samuel Smith, M, Son, married, age 23, born Waldron; occupation: visitorSamuel Smith
Julia Smith, F, Sons Wife, married, age 19, born Heathfield; occupation: scholarJulia Smith
Besie Smith, F, Sons Daughter, age 11 m, born HeathfieldBesie Smith

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Bassett, M, Head, married, age 72, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm LabourerJames Bassett, farmer and beerhouse keeperBeacon1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Leah Bassett, F, Wife, married, age 67, born RotherfieldLeah Bassett [Taylor]
Humphry Bassett, M, Son, single, age 17, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm LabourerHumphrey Bassett
Julia Bassett, F, Daughter, age 14, born Rotherfield; occupation ScholarJulia Bassett
Alfred A. Bassett, M, Son, age 12, born Rotherfield; occupation ScholarAlfred Amos Bassett, builder's labourer
Thomas Chapman, M, Nephew, single, age 15, born Rotherfield, occupation: farm labourerThomas Chapman
Edward Taylor, M, Brother, married, age 69, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerEdward Taylor, farm labourer

3rd Apr 1881CensusCathline J.A. Tester, F, Head, widowed, age 35, born RotherfieldAnn Tester [Hoadley]Beacon1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
James H. Tester, M, Son, single, age 17, born Hartfield; occupation: farm labourerJames Henry Tester
George F. Tester, M, Son, single, age 15, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerFrederick George Tester, general labourer

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Fermor, M, Head, married, age 43, born Withyham; occupation: farm labourerHenry Fermor, farm labourerBeacon1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Eliza Fermor, F, Wife, married, age 34, born WithyhamEliza Fermor [Pilbeam]
William Fermor, M, Son, age 14, born Withyham; occupation: scholarWilliam Fermor
Mary Jane Fermor, M, Daughter, age 12, born Withyham; occupation: scholarMary Jane Fermor
Eliza Fermor, F, Daughter, age 10, born Withyham; occupation: scholarEliza Langridge [Fermor]
Henery Fermor, M, Son, age 9, born Withyham; occupation: scholarHenry Fermor
Edith Lizzie Fermor, F, Daughter, age 4, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarEdith Lizzie Fermor

1890HistoryBeacon RoadFirmin's Guide
"Nature has been very bountiful to Crowborough. Placed on one of the most elevated ridges in the county of Sussex, it commands extensive panoramic views, being surrounded by valleys and hills richly beautified in form and colour. What can be more exquisite than the picture exhibited from the point where the Beacon Hill Road meets the Common. The wide expanse of gorse, covered with its flower-mantle of golden hue; further on, the broad space of heather mingling with the citron tone of the grass; beyond this, cultivated fields vieing with the emerald in richness; the deep-toned greys of the woods on the gently sloping hills, with the rich browns of the ploughed earth; the almost sapphire tone of some of the distant hills, the blue and purple greys which enwrap the others, and between them a glimpse of the sea, like a field of silver up to the horizon, make a scene of beauty unsurpassed in the South of England."

5th Apr 1891CensusErnest Latter, M, Head, single, age 30, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: plumberErnest Alfred Latter, plumberThe Beacon1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Thomas Latter, M, Brother, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carpenter's apprenticeThomas Latter
Kate Latter, F, Sister, single, age 21, born Rotherfield, SussexKate Latter
Charles Paine, M, Brother[-in-law], married, age 27, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: painterCharles Paine
Annie Paine, F, Sister, married, age 32, born Tunbridge Wells, KentAnnie Paine
Mark Paine, M, Nephew, single, age 7, born Rotherfield, SussexMark Paine
Emily Paine, F, Niece, single, age 3, born Crawley, SussexEmily Paine

5th Apr 1891CensusHenry Taylor, M, Head, married, age 57, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHenry Edmund Taylor, farm labourerThe Beacon1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Frances Taylor, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Rotherfield, SussexFrances Taylor [Pilbeam]
John Taylor, M, Son, single, age 19, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Taylor

5th Apr 1891CensusStephen Wheatley, M, Head, married, age 67, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerStephen Wheatley, farm labourerThe Beacon1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Emma Wheatley, F, Wife, married, age 57, born Rotherfield, SussexEmily Elizabeth Wheatley [Luxford]
Alice Wheatley, F, Granddaughter, single, age 9, born Rotherfield, SussexAlice Wheatley
Tommy Wheatley, M, Grandson[?], single, age 11, born Rotherfield, SussexThomas Henry Wheatley, groom and coachman

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Homewood, M, Head, widowed, age 83, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerWilliam Holmwood, farmer and innkeeperThe Beacon1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Jane Mepham, F, Servant, single, age 70, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: housekeeperJane Mepham [Fermor]

c 1899Crowborough Beacon Road, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyBeacon Road

1900Blue Anchor, Beacon RoadBlue Anchor, Beacon Road, CrowboroughBeacon RoadPrivate collection

2nd Apr 1911CensusGeorge Beard, M, Head, married, age 63, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carpenterGeorge Beard, carpenterBeacon Road1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
Eliza Beard, F, Wife, married 36 years, age 65, born Rotherfield, SussexEliza Beard
Eliza Helena Beard, F, Daughter, single, age 32, born Rotherfield, SussexEliza Helena Beard

1914Beacon RoadBeacon Road, Crowborough photographed by A.H. Homewood, Burgess HillPrivate collection

1915Y.M.C.A. Military CampY.M.C.A. Military Camp, CrowboroughPrivate collection

1916Beacon RoadBeacon Road, CrowboroughPrivate collection

1917Beacon RoadBeacon Road, CrowboroughPrivate collection

1920Crest HotelCrest Hotel, Crowborough photographed by Celesque seriesPrivate collection

1926Post Office, Beacon RoadPost Office, Beacon Road, CrowboroughPrivate collection

1930Beacon Road showing Christ ChurchBeacon Road showing Christ Church, CrowboroughBeacon RoadPrivate collection

1980Crest HotelCrest Hotel, CrowboroughPrivate collection

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