Burwash, Sussex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

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

Childhood Memories

I have very fond memories when as a child in the 1950's and early 60's I visted my grandparents who lived in Ham Lane. I still visit from time to time to recall those days. We lived in Hastings and the trip by bus to Burwash was a real adventure [we were easily pleased in those days!]

A memory of Burwash by Roger Hewett