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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1929Buxted The Beautiful by K. H. Macdermott ⇒ p. 45
1931Wealden Iron by Ernest Straker ⇒ p. 388

Historical records

1563Historylitell Hammerponde of Litell Boxted [Little Forge]Pullein's Rotherfield
Elizabethan Survey taken from the Duchy of Lancaster Miscellaneous Books (vol. 112) in the Public Record Office, the year being 6 Elizabeth (1563 and 1564)
"The Borroughe of Allchorne lying in the parishes of Retherfelde, Buxsted and Selmyston.
Surveyors. Robert Tye, Constable, Richard Vynall, John Burgeis, John Alchorne
They say upon their othes
The Boundaries of the said Borroughe
Beginneth in Retherfelde from the litell Hammerponde of Litell Boxted [Little Forge]. And from thence leading upp the Streame unto a long Ghyll from thence to Shotts [Shooters Cross now Burnt Oak] from thence Downe by a bridge to the Wysshe. And so from thence leading upp by a gyll to Allfreys, Kechyn [Ketches] and so from thence to Crowboroug ende from thence unto the lordes well [Lordswell] from the same well to Coker well and from thence to Toffethornes from thence to Blackpitt from thence to Stobbewell. And from thence leading to Hoodedyke. And so from thence leading down by Hoodes Gyll unto a hedge from thence to Kerye lane. And so from the said lane leading by a hedge to Pygred [Pickreed] lane. And so from thence to foresaid Hammerponde.
Memodm. That in the said Borroughe is a common lying in Retherfelde. The tenants whereof pay yerely unto Sir Richard Sackvyle Knight who is lord of the same - jd."

6th Jun 1841CensusEdward Dadswell, M, Head, age 70 to 74, born Sussex; occupation: farmerEdward Dadswell [Brown]Little Forge1841 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Anna Dadswell, F, [Wife], age 54, born SussexAnna Wickens [Dadswell] [Dyne]
Edward Dadswell, M, [Stepson], age 35 to 39, born SussexEdward Dine

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; employs 2 people; occupation: farmerWilliam Wheatley, farmerLittle Forge1851 Census
Buxted, Sussex
WifeElizabeth Wheatley [Parker]
Son; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Wheatley, farm labourer
Son; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Wheatley, farm labourer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: general servantPhoebe Wheatley [Streeter]Little Forge1851 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Servant; occupation: general servantElizabeth Parker

7th Apr 1861CensusWalter Hoadley, M, Son, age 10, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: scholarWalter Hoadley, farmerLittle Forge1861 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Henry Hoadley, M, Son, age 4, born Ticehurst, SussexHenry Hoadley, farmer

1867Directory entryWheatley Wm., farmer, Little Forge farmLittle Forge farmPost Office Directory

2nd Apr 1871CensusHenry Hemsley, M, Head, married, age 23, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 40 acres employing 1 manHenry Hemsley, farmerLittle Forge1871 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Jemima Hemsley, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Rotherfield, SussexJemima Helmsley [Wood]
Fanny K Hemsley, F, Daughter, age 2, born Mayfield, SussexFanny K. Hemsley
Trayton H Hemsley, M, Son, age 7m, born Mayfield, SussexTrayton H. Hemsley

1874Directory entryHemsley John, farmer, Little forgeLittle forgePost Office Directory

c 1875Fordbrook, Hastingford & Sleeches, South of Crowborough - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyLittle Forge

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Mitchell, M, Head, married, age 33, born Rotherfield, employs 1 man and 1 boy; occupation: farmerThomas Mitchell, farmerLittle Forge1881 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Eleanor Mitchell, F, Wife, married, age 21Eleanor Mitchell
Eli Mitchell, M, Son, age 1, born RotherfieldEli Mitchell

1882Directory entryMitchell Thomas, farmer, Little ForgeLittle ForgeKelly's Directory

1888Directory entryMitchell, John, Little ForgeLittle ForgeBrooker's Guide

1928Borowe or Manor of Alchorne in 1560Borowe or Manor of Alchorne in 1560 by Mr Chapman and Catherine PulleinLittle ForgePullein's Rotherfield

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