The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Chelwood      Fletching  
Places in Chelwood
Aggens Cottage
Beacon [a.k.a. Chelwood Beacon] Farm
Birchgrove [a.k.a. Bunchgrove, Bunts Grove, Bunce Grove]
Burchers Cottage
Burnt House Cottage
Chapel House
Chelwood Common
Chelwood Farm
Chelwood Gate
Chelwood Gate Cottages
Chelwood House
Chelwood House Farm
Chelwood Lane
Chelwoodgate Farm
Clump Cottage
Coach & Horses Public House
Eggens [a.k.a. Aggons] Farm
Folly House
Gosses Farm
Greenfield Farm
Greyhound Inn
Isle of Thorns
Lamb Farm
Laurel Cottage
Legs & Sedges Farm
Mabbotts Farm
Newland Cottage
Old Parsonage Hall
Pepper Alley
Pepper Corner Farm
Press Ridge Warren
Red Lion Public House
Ripley Corner
Rose Hill Cottage
School Hill
Smalls Farm
Spring Farm
Square Hall
Stone Barn
Stone House
Stone Quarry
Turners Cottages
Woodgate [a.k.a. Forest] Farm
Yew Tree Farm
Historical records

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Wood, M, Head, age 60 to 64, born Sussex; occupation FarmerJohn WoodChelwood1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
George Stevenson, M, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation: servantGeorge Stevenson
George Box, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantGeorge Box, farm labourer
Charles Wickens, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation ServantCharles Wickens, servant
William Hobbs, M, age 11, born Sussex; occupation: servantWilliam Hobbs
Mary Holman, F, age 60 to 64, born Sussex; occupation: servantMary Wood [Holmes]
Mary Holman, F, age 60 to 64, born Sussex; occupation: servantMary Holman
Sarah Cox, F, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantSarah Cox

1874Directory entryTurner Elias, beer retailer & shopkeeper, ChelwoodChelwoodPost Office Directory

1888Directory entryBaker, Matthias, pork butcher and fruiterer, ChelwoodChelwoodBrooker's Guide

1888Directory entryBiggs, Frank, farmer, ChelwoodChelwoodBrooker's Guide

1888Directory entryGaston, Humphrey, junr., wheelwright, ChelwoodChelwoodBrooker's Guide

1888Directory entryPinker, Bros, fruiterer, ChelwoodChelwoodBrooker's Guide

1904Ladys Wood, Chelwood GateLadys Wood, Chelwood Gate, Ashdown ForestChelwoodPrivate collection

30th Apr 1904Chelwood ManorChelwood Manor by The BuilderPrivate collection


This half-timber mansion, which is now in course of erection, is intended for a dower house, and is charmingly situated on the southern border of the Ashdown Forest, some six miles from Forest Row.

The site is an entirely new one, and valuable help has been rendered by Mr. T. H. Mawson in forming the approach and gardens in keeping with a house of this class. Stables, cottages, and lodges are also being built. Odessa oak has been used for the outside timber work with an average thickness of four inches, and the woodwork is all framed and pinned after the old manner of timber houses, many of which are to be found in this locality. The base of the house is built of local sandstone in narrow courses, and the chimney stacks are formed in local brick. The hall, which will form the principal living room, is panelled in wainscot oak, and a feature has been made of the fireplace with radiating bricks and stone dressings.

The water supply is obtained from a spring in the low-lying ground about a quarter of a mile away from the house and is pumped into cisterns in the roof by means of an oil engine. This work, including the septic tank and heating, is being carried out by Messrs. Matthew Hall and Co., of London.

The Westminster Engineering Co. are supplying the electric light plant and the wiring; the contractor for the general work is Mr. Job Luxford of Forest Row. The iron casements are being supplied by Mr. George Wragge.

Mr. A. N. Prentice is the architect. The drawing is hung in this year's Royal Academy.

1918Chelwood GateChelwood Gate, Ashdown ForestChelwoodPrivate collection

1920Beacon Lake, Chelwood GateBeacon Lake, Chelwood Gate, Ashdown ForestChelwoodPrivate collection

1930Ladys Wood, Chelwood GateLadys Wood, Chelwood Gate, Ashdown Forest photographed by Francis FrithChelwoodPrivate collection

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