Rushlake Green in East Sussex

Google map showing area surrounding Rushlake Green
(Open Village and Nuclear Bunker)
Location: 50.942507,0.315150
General Details
Rushlake Green in East Sussex is a small village which lies between Punnetts Town and Windmill Hill , its parish church is the one at Warbleton .

We have only found a limited amount out about the village, however Alf Rogers from Australia has provided some anecdotes.

Two of the things that intrigued my mum were the kids who went home to grandmas at lunch and had 'kettle soup' and the occasion when a mum was terribly upset when mum cleaned her young scamp up after one lunch hour.

'It wasn't that you made the little b------ wash, you understand, but you undid some of the stitching on his coms after I'd sown him up for the winter!' There is a lady genealogist who lives at Turner's Green (opposite the old oast house known locally as Oliver's clock) who has been active in recent years - but I cannot supply her name or exact address. She could be a source of further information for you.

I had a look at the possible sites for Rushlake Green . As I imagined there are a few good photos of Stone House and a pen and ink sketch of the western face with a little of the history of the house (but not its inhabitants) see Stone House.

In passing, I also discovered that someone has been listing all the Royal Observer Corps posts around the country and reporting upon their condition. It was surprising to learn that the post that was under my command for around five to six years before I came to Australia is still listed as Rushlake Green. During the war it was found that its original position on the village green was not the best that could be wished for (more or less a camp site with possessions being looked after in the Horse and Groom), and so a new site was found up on the hill on Sky Farm at Chapel Cross. A proper brick tower was built with a lower storage area and an observation area and a small cubby-house beside it on the first floor. Then in 1958 a new underground facility was built where the Corps members would monitor nuclear radiation levels in the event of a nuclear attack. This became my responsibility from January 1959 also. see Subterranea
Rushlake Green in East Sussex is a very pretty open village with a large triangular green on which cricket is played in the summer.

The houses surrounding the green are typical sussex built farm workers houses.
Rushlake Green and the surrounding areaRushlake Green in East Sussex has a shop and public house, any other services are available from Heathfield about 5 miles to the north west, or Battle about the same to the east.

The nearest trains can be caught from Stonegate about 5 miles north, which provides an hourly service from London to Hastings.
Rushlake Green is shown as the red symbol on the map.

Nearby Villages

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Village= Town= Recorded in Domesday=
Ashburnham (Last Iron Furnace in Sussex)
4.09 miles
Bodle Street (White Horse on the roof)2.32 miles
Brightling (famous for Mad Jack Fuller)
3.96 miles
Broad Oak (Smallpox at the Academy)2.74 miles
Burwash (The home of Rudyard Kipling)5.06 miles
Burwash Common (Roughest pub in the South East)3.11 miles
Burwash Weald (Roughest pub in the South East)3.34 miles
Cade Street (Jack Cade and the Kentish rebellion)2.16 miles
Catsfield (Iron, Railways and Clocks)
6.71 miles
Chiddingly (Walking on Cheese ??)
5.81 miles
Cross in Hand (The Crusaders Assembly)4.54 miles
Dallington (Custers Last Stand!)
1.89 miles
East Hoathly (Another Sussex Cannibal?)6.65 miles
Hadlow Down (Wealden Cannons and Charcoal)6.83 miles
Heathfield (19th Century Natural Gas)
3.08 miles
Hellingly (Only remaining Ciric in Sussex)4.79 miles
Herstmonceux (Castle and Observatory)
3.71 miles
Horam (Which Station do we get off at ?)3.21 miles
Netherfield (Village at the top of the Hill)
5.14 miles
Ninfield (Last of the Iron Stocks)
6.25 miles
Penhurst (Beautiful yet Remote)
4.35 miles
Punnetts Town (The Windmill on the Hill)1.25 miles
Vines Cross (Cannons and Doodlebugs)2.16 miles
Waldron (Fullers Earth)
4.89 miles
Warbleton (The Iron Man)
1.19 miles
Windmill Hill (Largest Post Mill in Sussex)4.15 miles
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