Ditchling Common

Common land located in Ditchling, Lewes, East Sussex.


Located 1.75 kms N.N.E. of Ditchling, S.E. of Burgess Hill


Disputed and amended twice. Part also ceased to be common land following an application by East Sussex County Council, (29.3.74). There are 20 claims to rights of access and 1 easement in respect of a water supply

Part owned by Ditchling Common and Tenantry Down Ltd., 3 PavillionParade, Brighton. Remainder registered under Land Registration Acts.

Final.Owner registered by application.


Horses, bullocks and sheep.

Estovers (6) Piscary (1)

Rights entries disputed and modified. Estovers include entries for bracken, fern and litter, (twigs and leaves). Right of piscary is limited to two ponds, from 16th June to the following 14th March.


  • B roads
  • Minor roads
  • Footpaths

Other Notes

Site of Special Scientific Interest - Ditchling Common

Subject to a Deed of Declaration (Revocable) made23/5/51 under section 193 of the Law of Property Act 1925. Part of this unitis now fenced, including stiles and gates, east of the Ditchling toWivelsfield Road and south of the road leading from Folders La


Land Data

Common Land Name Ditchling Common
County East Sussex
District Lewes
Parish Ditchling
TVG Reg # 16
Authority East Sussex
Area 44.27 hectares / 109.39 acres
Ordnance Survey Sheet # 198
OS 100km Grid Square TQ31
Easting 5335
Northing 1175
OS Grid Ref 533500,117500
Min Contour 50
Max Contour 60
Median Elevation



Data recorded November, 1985.

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