Ashdown Forest

Common land located in Buxted, Danehill, Forest Row, Hartfield, Maresfield, and Withyham, Wealden, East Sussex.


Extensive, partly wooded area, 5.5 kms S.E. of East Grinstead


Disputed and amended. There are the following claims: Access (27) Water supply (3) Horse riding (1) Stack Wood (5) Erect clothesline (3) Temporary buildings (chickens) (4) Notice Board (1) Electricity (1)

Two parts owned separately by two private owners. Remainderregistered under the Land Registration Acts 1925 and 1936.

Final.Owners registered by application,


Sheep, cattle, horses, goats, pigs, geese, poultry donkeys

Estovers (1009) Turbary (10) Pannage (10) Piscary (8)

18 entries disputed and modified. Rights of estovers include entries for bracken, fern, leaves, twigs, heather, softwood, willow, alder and birch. In land section notes: one claim to tether goats.


  • A roads
  • B roads
  • Minor roads
  • Footpaths
  • Other Roads
  • Bridleways

Other Notes

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - The Weald

Site of Special Scientific Interest - Ashdown Forest

Regulated by a scheme confirmed by the CommonsRegulation (Ashdown Forest) Provisional Order Confirmation Act 1885 and theAshdown Forest Act 1937. Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club claim a right to playgolf and a right of way by agreement 7/4/31 and 26/7/65.


Land Data

Common Land Name Ashdown Forest
County East Sussex
District Wealden
Parish Buxted, Danehill, Forest Row, Hartfield, Maresfield, and Withyham
TVG Reg # 1
Authority East Sussex
Area 2590.08 hectares / 6,400.23 acres
Ordnance Survey Sheet # 188
OS 100km Grid Square TQ43
Easting 5470
Northing 1300
OS Grid Ref 547000,130000
Min Contour 220
Max Contour 270
Median Elevation



Data recorded November, 1985.

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