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Tel code: 01892 | code search
Postcode: TN6 | code search
Population: 20000
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The town of Crowborough lies in the High Weald of Sussex (700+ft [200m] above sea level) close to the Kentish border on the A26 road 4miles (6km) from Tunbridge Wells and 14 miles (23km) from Lewes. The name derives from the Old English `crawe beorg` = Crow Hill ; it was known as Crowberge in 1390. It is first mentioned in a deed of 1292 but doesn`t really break cover until the mid-18th century. There is evidence of early iron smelting in the area and it is known that the Romans were active throughout the Weald exploiting the rich iron ore deposits. Around 1740 Sir Henry Fermor left a sum of money for a chapel and school to be built in Crowborough; the church, All Saints, was completed in 1744 and was enlarged at the request of Lord Abergavenny in 1881-3 in the Victorian version of the Classical style, the tower is the C18th original. It was the arrival of the railway in 1868 and the publication in 1885 of a monograph extolling the virtues of the healthy climate of the place that brought about the towns expansion. Many rich Londoners brought plots of land keen to escape the atmosphere of the city, the towns most famous resident was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, who moved here in 1907 and lived at Windlesham Manor until his death in 1930; there is a statue to him in the town. Crowborough is in a glorious position surrounded by areas of outstanding beauty, the last twenty years has seen the population rise to around 25000 making it the largest inland town in East Sussex.

Attraction

Crowborough Caves
Davenport Vineyards

Classes

Yoga - Mark Freeth

Council

Wealden District Council

Dentist

Ashdown Dental Surgery
Crowborough Dental Clinic

Doctor

Beacon Surgery
Brook Health Centre

Estate Agent

Beale Donald
Brooker Michael
Chaplins
General Accident Property Services
Halifax Property Services

Golf Club

Crowborough Beacon
Dewlands Manor

Health and Fitness Club

Freedom Fitness

Pub and Bar

Coopers Arms
Crow and Gate
Crowborough Cross
Half Moon Inn

High Spirits
Mark Cross Inn
Plough & Horses
Wheatsheaf
White Hart
Whitehill Tavern

School

Grove Park School
Herne County Junior School
St Mary’s RC Primary School

Solicitor

Chappell Pascoe
Vance Harris LLP

Taxi

A & J Executive
A 2 B Taxis
Arnolds Cabs
Ashdown Cars
Bioshuttles
Corby Cabs
Crowborough Cabs
Jarvis Brook
Puma Cars

Sports Clubs

Crowborough Athletic (Amateur Football)
Crowborough CC (Cricket)
Crowborough Tennis & Squash Club (Tennis)

Shops

Beach Bum BBQs
The Millbrook Garden Company
Trowbridge Gallery
Davenport Vineyards
Sussex Stationers

Activities

Ashdown Forest Riding Centre(Riding)

Places to Stay near Crowborough

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Bolebroke Castle (4.44 miles)

Bolebroke Castle

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Bolebroke Castle at Hartfield, the village made famous by Pooh bear, was built around 1480 and is the earliest brick built building in Sussex.Henry VIII used Bolebroke when he went ... More

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Horseshoes Farm House (4.68 miles)

Horseshoes Farm House

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Set in its own large garden, this delightful 16th century beamed farmhouse, recently refurbished, spacious and very comfortable, sits 100 yards from a village shop and pubs. ... More

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Buxted Park Country House (5.30 miles)

Buxted Park Country House

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Located in the heart of Sussex, this magnificent Georgian Palladian mansion is set in 312 acres of parkland, where fallow deer roam free, and has played host to the rich and ... More

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Chequers Maresfield (5.35 miles)

Chequers Maresfield
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The Beacon (5.64 miles)

The Beacon
A group of friends reunited, wedding reception or a once in a lifetime extravaganza? The flexibility offered by the Beacon is hard to beat. Welcome you guests with a drink by a log fire or ... More | visit website
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Ashdown Park Hotel (5.81 miles)

Ashdown Park Hotel

In the heart of Ashdown Forest lies this impressive country house hotel surrounded by 186 acres of beautifully landscaped parkland, gardens, lakes and an 18 hole golf course. This idyllic setting offers guests stylish accommodation ... More | visit website

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Spring Cottage (5.86 miles)

Spring Cottage
Modern, family house with spectacular views across the Sussex Weald. Close to many National Trust properties, including Scotney Castle, Bateman's, etc. Also within easy driving distance of the coast - Brighton, Hastings, Eastbourne, Rye - ... More | visit website
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Little Tidebrook Farm (6.08 miles)

Little Tidebrook Farm

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Little Tidebrook Farm is a beautiful converted granary set in a pretty rural location in the sleepy hamlet of Tidebrook; about 2 miles from Wadhurst.It ... More
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Spa Hotel (6.20 miles)

Spa Hotel

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A sense of traditional British hospitality blends with a relaxed, modern approach to service and standards, promising a genuinely warm and comfortable welcome.

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Swan Hotel (6.29 miles)

Swan Hotel

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Situated within the famous colonnaded Georgian Pantiles, the historic centre of Royal Tunbridge Wells, the Swan Hotel offers stylish, modern accommodation. Dating from the 1600s, the ... More

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