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Uckfield

Uckfield has existed since the twelfth century and is on the Southern boundary of the uckfield estate agents letting agency image.High Wealdan Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with Ashdown Forest close by. Surrounded by areas of open land and woodland Uckfield was originally called Uccafield, a word derived from the Celtic word for 'High' or 'Height’. There is archaeological evidence of Roman-British agriculture and items of Roman pottery have also been discovered locally.

In and around the town there are many historical buildings. Holy Cross Church has records going back about eight centuries, although the church building itself was rebuilt during the 19th century and many buildings conceal medieval timber frames. It has been calculated from tree-ring analysis that Bridge Cottage dates from circa 1436 while several High Street shops could be similarly ancient.

On the Western Edge of Uckfield you will find the West Park Local Nature Reserve The Reserve is the remains of ancient parkland where you will find herb rich uncultivated wet meadow, woodland, some thriving wildlife and the remains of a Mesolithic settlement.

One and a half miles South of Uckfield you’ll find the East Sussex National Golf Club which has hosted the European Open twice.

Eight miles West of Uckfield takes you to Sheffield Park station. This is one of the stops on The Bluebell Railway, a heritage railway line running for nine miles along the border between East and West Sussex. The volunteer run Bluebell Line was the UK's first preserved standard gauge passenger railway and has the largest collection of steam locomotives after the National Railway Museum. It opened in 1960 and has since developed into one of the largest tourist attractions in Sussex.

Due to its location Uckfield became a point through which many trade routes in the South met and crossed. As far back as 1637 there was a coach service linking the town and London on what was until 1752 the main Lewes - London road. Today, there is a regular train service to East Croydon and London Bridge from Uckfield Station which is connected to London by Southern Rail services via East Croydon.

Brighton is a 30 minute drive away as is Eastbourne to the south, while Tunbridge Wells 18 miles North East, can be reached by car in around 25 minutes.

Uckfield Schools


The local village school is Blackboys CE Primary School, while Uckfield Community Technical College caters for older children and also has a sixth form.

Follow this link to find a complete list of Nursery Schools, Middle Schools and Sixth Form Colleges in East Sussex

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