Crowborough in East Sussex

Google map showing area surrounding Crowborough
(The home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
Location: 51.060853,0.165894
General Details
Crowborough SussexCrowborough in East Sussex lies on the A26 Tunbridge Wells to Lewes road. It was only really developed in Victorian times as a resort on the edge of the Ashdown Forest and access was provided by the railway. Prior to that it was an area of heath land only inhabited by highwaymen , smugglers and the odd farmer.

In 1909 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle famous for the Sherlock Holmes novels, moved into Crowborough where he lived till the age of 71. He built Windlesham Manor a large house in which he wrote more novels. He died in 1930 and was buried in his garden, his wife had his remains moved into the family vault in 1935.
Crowborough East Sussex - The cross roadsCrowborough in East Sussex lies on top of a hill with the Ashdown Forest lying to the north. The views out towards the Forest are spectacular.

The views from all around the area are very rural and pretty, the town is by contrast quite modern and built up.
Crowborough East SussexCrowborough in East Sussex has a wide range of services available, with smaller shops and businesses providing the majority. The trains to London go from Jarvis Brook to the east of the town.

The nearest major shopping centre is at Royal Tunbridge Wells about 7 miles to the north east.
Crowborough is shown as the red symbol on the map.

Nearby Villages

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Village= Town= Recorded in Domesday=
Bells Yew Green (The ruins of Bayham Abbey)6.42 miles
Chelwood Gate The Forest entrance and President Kennedy6.27 miles
Colemans Hatch (Church on the edge of the forest)4.57 miles
Eridge Green (The home of the Neville Family)3.63 miles
Fairwarp (Charcoal and the Army)4.30 miles
Five Ashes (Vast collection of rock plants)4.66 miles
Forest Row (The Kings hunting party)6.32 miles
Frant (King Johns hunting lodge)5.18 miles
Groombridge (Home of the Groombridge Gang)3.73 miles
Hartfield (A.A.Milne and Winnie-the-Pooh)
3.73 miles
Mark Cross (Policeman arrests eccentric landowner)4.04 miles
Mayfield (Saint Dunstan and the Devil)
5.06 miles
Nutley (Edward III and the Post Mill)
5.25 miles
Rotherfield (Source of the rivers Rother and Uck)
2.56 miles
Withyham (De La Warrs and Sackvilles)3.12 miles
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Local Interest
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Wealden Iron Research Group
Battle Museum of Local History
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Wadhurst History Society
Roman, Saxon and Norman History of the South East
World War 2 Vehicle database
Ninfield History Group
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