Colemans Hatch in East Sussex

Google map showing area surrounding Colemans Hatch
(Church on the edge of the forest)
Location: 51.085319,0.068832
General Details
Colemans Hatch Sussex - Holy Trinity churchColemans Hatch in East Sussex lies on the north edge of the Ashdown Forest a small collection of houses and the church which was built in the early 1900's.

From the 1200's the Ashdown Forest was the Kings deer and wild boar hunting park, the king would have stayed at nearby Forest Row where the King's hunting lodges were built to accomodate the hunting parties. King Edward III was one of those Monarchs who enjoyed the hunting, together with his son would have passed through Coleman's Hatch into the forest.

The area would have been a farming and shepherding area on the edge of the forest, and was an entrance to Ashdown Forest for many centuries.
Colemans Hatch East Sussex - The villageThe church is quite pretty and the views north towards Holtye are fine. Other good views are into the Forest, and at the bottom of the hill is a small ford, which can be driven through.
Colemans Hatch East Sussex - The pubColemans Hatch in East Sussex has no services to speak of apart from the church and a nice public house.

The main shopping town is East Grinstead a few miles to the north west. The main trains to London can also be caught here.
Colemans Hatch is shown as the red symbol on the map.

Nearby Villages

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Village= Town= Recorded in Domesday=
Ashurst (Miraculous Carving)4.89 miles
Blackham (Roughs and Prize Fighters)4.77 miles
Chelwood Gate The Forest entrance and President Kennedy3.27 miles
Crowborough (The home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)4.57 miles
Eridge Green (The home of the Neville Family)6.81 miles
Fordcombe (Paper Mill and the Field Marshal)6.25 miles
Forest Row (The Kings hunting party)1.77 miles
Groombridge (Home of the Groombridge Gang)5.45 miles
Hartfield (A.A.Milne and Winnie-the-Pooh)
2.21 miles
Langton Green (Modern village and Old Quarry)7.08 miles
Nutley (Edward III and the Post Mill)
3.78 miles
Rotherfield (Source of the rivers Rother and Uck)
7.12 miles
Withyham (De La Warrs and Sackvilles)3.06 miles
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Wealden Iron Research Group
Roman, Saxon and Norman History of the South East
Hastings Area Archaeological Research Group
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Ninfield History Group
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