Town Pond  - Bay Pond

Church Town

St.Nicholas Church. Original was 14th. . Decorated. Norman doorways and 15th font. It was almost entirely rebuilt by Sir Gilbert Scott, who lived in the area, in 1872.  There are marble figures of Sir John Evelyn and his wife – but not the right Evelyn.

Churchyard.  Grave of 'Walker Miles' (S. F. Taylor, 1853-1908), a pioneer writer on rambling.  The grave is marked by a Sarson stone.

St.Mary’s Homes. Almshouses. 1872 Tudor style designed by G.G. Scott. Picturesque. Relaxed mood.

Nice houses opposite the almshouses

Rectory Pond

Bay Pond, Leigh Mill is fed  by Stratton Brook. In order to ensure their water supplies to the mill, the  Evelyns dammed the little stream flowing into the Stratton Brook from the north. Thus they created a large reserve pond now known as Bay Pond or Town Pond.

Leigh Place

Old Rectory. 1800

Eastbourne Road

this is the old Lewes Road the ancient road into Sussex as far as the Tilburstow Hill turning.

 Mile post on east side of the road plus inscriptions to Cornhill.

Tilburstow Hill

this is the old Lewes Road the ancient road into Sussex.


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