Burwash, Sussex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Burwash and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

School Walks Pst Batemans

i was at st.josephs salesian school 1939-1946 we would walk past batemans several times a year and i never understood why we always keep quiet when walking past the house nobody told us too??we did at times just go into the ground floor.later in life i visited batemans and was sitting on the floor one of the workers ...Read full memory

A memory of Burwash by Philip Bovill

Batemans My Grandfather

My grandfather, A J Hurd, was, for a time, Rudyard Kipling's head gardener at Batemans. He, my grandmother and my mother (now Joyce Richardson) and her sister (now Barbara Wainwright) lived in one of the cottages (which still exists) near the mill adjacent to Batemans. In addition to his responsibilities in the ...Read full memory

A memory of Burwash by Ian Richardson

School Memories At Stjosephs

I went to school at st.Josephs Salesian school a mile outside Burwash from 1939-1946 I recall there were about 10 pubs in the village and I stayed one summer with the Davies family who lived just before the church in a smugglers house where we went to bed through a hole in the wall .I remember the ...Read full memory

A memory of Burwash by Philip Bovill