Bodle Street in East Sussex

Google map showing area surrounding Bodle Street
(White Horse on the roof)
Location: 50.913948,0.342474
General Details
Bodle Street Sussex - The White HorseBodle Street in East Sussex is a small village lying between Windmill Hill and Punnetts Town . It is a small village with only the White Horse public house, the village hall and the church providing local services.

It was a small rural community until the coming of the Wealden iron industry , when it lay between the Ashburnham Forge and the Warbleton Forge. Much of the iron implements produced from those forges were pulled by oxen through the area, ruining the roads.

The road to Windmill Hill was produced from the slag by-product of the furnaces , and built to allow the cannons to be pulled across the valley to the hill. The closing of the Iron Works reverted the village to its rural farming roots.

The railways brought the prospect of employment when in 1865 a branch line was proposed to link up the Cuckoo Line at Hailsham to the Rother Valley Railway at Robertsbridge , but nothing came of this.
Bodle Street East Sussex - St John the EvangelistThe White Horse public house at Bodle Street in East Sussex is the only pub we know with a white horse painted on it roof.

The views across the valley to Windmill Hill are very pretty, and the area is peaceful and tranquil.
Bodle Street East Sussex - The village signThe White Horse together with the village hall and the church provide the only services.

The nearest major shopping towns are Heathfield about 8 miles north east and Hailsham about 7 miles south west.

Trains can be caught at Battle about 12 miles south east.
Bodle Street is shown as the red symbol on the map.

Nearby Villages

(click on symbol to see the village page)
Village= Town= Recorded in Domesday=
Ashburnham (Last Iron Furnace in Sussex)
2.21 miles
Battle (William the Conqueror prevails)6.19 miles
Boreham Street (Picturesque village on top of the Ridge)2.78 miles
Brightling (famous for Mad Jack Fuller)
4.27 miles
Cade Street (Jack Cade and the Kentish rebellion)4.47 miles
Catsfield (Iron, Railways and Clocks)
4.89 miles
Chiddingly (Walking on Cheese ??)
6.47 miles
Dallington (Custers Last Stand!)
2.39 miles
Hailsham (Ropes and Napoleon)
5.14 miles
Heathfield (19th Century Natural Gas)
5.26 miles
Hellingly (Only remaining Ciric in Sussex)4.54 miles
Herstmonceux (Castle and Observatory)
1.93 miles
Hooe (The Haunt of Smugglers)
4.12 miles
Horam (Which Station do we get off at ?)4.56 miles
Mountfield (17th Century Coal !!)
6.70 miles
Netherfield (Village at the top of the Hill)
4.41 miles
Ninfield (Last of the Iron Stocks)
4.14 miles
Penhurst (Beautiful yet Remote)
2.99 miles
Punnetts Town (The Windmill on the Hill)3.36 miles
Rushlake Green (Open Village and Nuclear Bunker)2.32 miles
Vines Cross (Cannons and Doodlebugs)3.71 miles
Waldron (Fullers Earth)
6.61 miles
Warbleton (The Iron Man)
3.02 miles
Wartling (World War II defence centre)
3.77 miles
Windmill Hill (Largest Post Mill in Sussex)2.00 miles
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