Fairwarp in East Sussex

Google map showing area surrounding Fairwarp
(Charcoal and the Army)
Location: 51.019831,0.092272
General Details
Fairwarp in East Sussex lies just off the B2026 Maresfield to Hartfield road which approximates the Roman Lewes to London Ermine street .

A Roman bloomery has been found in the area.

Fayre Wharp is mentioned in 1519 and the main occupation in the area, being charcoal burning, providing the source of heat to melt the iron produced at nearby Oldlands Farm. Also on the other side of the village towards Nutley, cannons were finished off, with the centres being bored at Boringwheel Mill farm.

From 1793 regiments from the army were stationed at nearby Duddleswell, during the build up to the Napoleonic Wars .

The church was built in 1881 as the village became large enough to host its own parish, prior to that the village was in the parish of Maresfield .

During the 1930's the radio station at Duddleswell was built to provide long distance communication to the British Embassies and Forces overseas.
Fairwarp in East Sussex is in a valley on the Ashdown Forest, and has some very pretty woodland and going up the hill to Duddleswell the full splendour of the Ashdown Forest lies in front of you.
Fairwarp in East Sussex has a public house but that's about it within the village.

The nearest main shops are at Crowborough about 4 miles to the north east, providing quite a large range of shops.

The nearest trains run from Buxted about 4 miles south east.
Fairwarp is shown as the red symbol on the map.

Nearby Villages

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Village= Town= Recorded in Domesday=
Buxted (The first Iron Cannon in England)2.74 miles
Chelwood Gate The Forest entrance and President Kennedy3.56 miles
Cross in Hand (The Crusaders Assembly)6.59 miles
Crowborough (The home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)4.30 miles
Five Ashes (Vast collection of rock plants)5.69 miles
Fletching (Simon de Montfort and Jack Cade)
3.19 miles
Framfield (380 years without a church tower)4.16 miles
Hadlow Down (Wealden Cannons and Charcoal)4.35 miles
Maresfield (Soldiers and Iron)1.59 miles
Newick (Killer Cricket and Dirk Bogarde)4.59 miles
Nutley (Edward III and the Post Mill)
1.81 miles
Piltdown (The Piltdown Man hoax)3.37 miles
Rotherfield (Source of the rivers Rother and Uck)
5.85 miles
Sheffield Park (Capability Brown and the Bluebell Line)3.74 miles
Uckfield (Traction Engine destroys bridge)3.72 miles
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