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Caption for Hartfield, 1906: We are on the upper River Medway north of the Ashdown Forest, near the Kent border. The 13th-century church of St Mary is on a knoll in the centre of the village. The Lychgate, c1520, is a half-timbered cottage by the churchyard with an upper floor extending above. Bolebrooke was a 16th- century brick mansion, once the home of the Dalyngrigge and Sackville families; only fragments survive.

An extract from Villages of Sussex Photographic Memories.

Memories of Hartfield

My friend Hannah Rooth (Nee Symonds) can remember living in Hartfield in the late 1920s and 1930s. She lived at Kilnwood, in Cotchford Lane, and was married in the church in 1937. She then lived in Paddock Cottage in the same lane.  In Hartfield in those days there were two pubs, a grocers, a bakers, a post (...Read full memory)

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