Ticehurst

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Ticehurst
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Ticehurst
Location within East Sussex
Area32.5 km2 (12.5 sq mi)  [1]
Population3,873 (Parish-2011) [2]
  Density 273/sq mi (105/km2)
OS grid reference TQ689302
  London 39 miles (63 km) NW
Civil parish
  • Ticehurst
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WADHURST
Postcode district TN5
Dialling code 01580
Police Sussex
Fire East Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
UK Parliament
Website Ticehurst Parish Council
List of places
UK
England
East Sussex
51°03′N0°25′E / 51.05°N 0.41°E / 51.05; 0.41 Coordinates: 51°03′N0°25′E / 51.05°N 0.41°E / 51.05; 0.41

Ticehurst is both a village and a large civil parish in the Rother district of East Sussex, England. The parish lies in the upper reaches of both the Bewl stream before it enters Bewl Water and in the upper reaches of the River Rother flowing to the south-east. The parish includes the parish wards of Ticehurst, Flimwell and Stonegate. [3] The linear settlements of Berner's Hill and Union Street lie between Ticehurst and Flimwell. It lies to the south-east of Tunbridge Wells, and is about ten miles (16 km) distant.

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History

Ticehurst is not mentioned in the Domesday Book ; the manor came into being in the 14th century. Pashley Manor [4] is also mentioned at the same time, and is within the parish. [5]

The village's name derives from Old English; there are two possible derivations. The most plausible one is that it means wood on the Teise from the river; the second roughly translates as 'The wooded hill where young goats graze', ticce(n) + hyrst. [6] (1248, Tycheherst) [7]

Governance

Ticehurst is part of the electoral ward called Ticehurst and Etchingham. The population of this ward at the 2011 census was 4,679. [8]

The villages

Ticehurst

There is an active village club, which runs regular social events, and a monthly newsletter "News & Views" is produced by a team of volunteers. The village school serves both Ticehurst and Flimwell. [9] There is also a comprehensive website covering most of the activities in the community.

Ticehurst House Hospital (now part of the Priory Group) specialises in the treatment of psychiatric disorders and is located in the village. Samuel Newington opened the original Ticehurst House in 1792 as a place dedicated to the care and treatment of psychiatric illness. [10]

From 1974 to July 2018 the village was home to the headquarters of the Antiquarian Horological Society, at New House, on the square.

The village is also home to the first pick-your-own fruit farm to open in Britain,[ citation needed ] Maynard's Fruit Farm, made The Times "Top 50 places to eat outside in Britain" list. [11] Outside the village there are dairies at Northiam and Stonegate, a bakery at Bodiam, family butcher in Etchingham, a smokery and two more pubs at Three Leg Cross and Dale Hill.

One claim to fame is that the Scottish singer/guitarist Bert Jansch lived in Ticehurst in the late 1960s and recorded tracks for his 1971 Rosemary Lane album at his house in the village. [12] Ticehurst was also the final residence of Evelyn Waugh's first wife, Evelyn Nightingale. [13] The village church, St Mary's, was the venue for the wedding of her son, the journalist and theatre critic Benedict Nightingale, to the author Anne Redmon. [14]

Pashley Manor Gardens is promoted by the Historic Houses Association and by the Campaign to Protect Rural England. [15] The gardens hold an annual tulip festival each spring. The event in 2016, between 22 April and 7 May, has 30,000 tulips, with over 100 varieties. [16]

Flimwell

The village is linear in shape and is the largest of a group of settlements, some of which contain some large residential properties, to both west and east of the main road. Other settlements are Union Street and Dale Hill to the west, and Seacox Heath to the east. Including the surrounding woods and fields, Flimwell covers an area of approximately 860 acres (350 ha), of which only approximately 5% is built-up.

Stonegate

The parish church of St Peter, Stonegate. St Peter, Stonegate.jpg
The parish church of St Peter, Stonegate.

South-east from Ticehurst and due north-east from Burwash, is the small village of Stonegate. [17]

It came into being at the same time as the railway line from Tunbridge Wells. The station at Stonegate has hourly train services to London (Charing Cross and Cannon Street) and to Hastings. The next stop from Stonegate to London is Wadhurst and towards Hastings is Etchingham.

In Stonegate, there is a Church of England primary school, and the Anglican parish church of St Peter. [18]

Religious sites

The three village churches are:

Transport

There is a railway station nearby, at Stonegate (until 1947 it was called Ticehurst Road; and before that Witherenden); and there is a bus link to Wadhurst railway station.

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References

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  2. "Civil Parish population 2011" . Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  3. "Ticehurst". Parish/Town Councils. Rother District Council. Retrieved 26 April 2008.
  4. Pashley Manor Gardens: a visitor attraction
  5. A Compendious History of Sussex Vol II, Mark Antony Lower 1870 Google Books
  6. Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names, ISBN   0-19-280074-4
  7. Plea Rolls of the Court of Common Pleas; National Archives; CP 40/629; year 1418; Tychesherst in Sussex appears in the third entry of http://aalt.law.uh.edu/H5/CP40no629/bCP40no629dorses/IMG_1243.htm
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  9. Ticehurst and Flimwell CE School
  10. Ticehurst House Hospital
  11. Times online
  12. Wilcock, Steve. "Bert Jansch – "Rosemary Lane"". Triste (4). Retrieved 10 January 2007.Triste examines just what makes Bert Jansch's 1971 solo album, Rosemary Lane, recorded on sabbatical from Pentangle, so special.
  13. Michael Davie (15 March 1994). "Obituary: Evelyn Nightingale". The Independent. London. Retrieved 8 March 2011.
  14. "Anne Redmon Is Bride". New York Times. 14 August 1964. Retrieved 8 March 2011.
  15. "Pashley Manor Gardens :: Historic Houses Association". Hha.org.uk. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  16. "Tulip Festival April / May – 25,000 tulips". Pashley Manor Gardens. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  17. Villagenet, Stonegate Archived 7 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine
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  19. St Mary the Virgin church, Ticehurst
  20. Parish Church, including photos
  21. St Augustine church, Flimwell

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