village of Chiddingly is a collection of hamlets situated a mile or
two north of the A22 at Golden Cross; it lies about 5 miles east of
Lewes and 5 miles west of Hailsham.
is a rural agricultural settlement covering 7 square miles of
countryside, with an adult population of about 710 people. There
are 337 dwellings in the Parish, and of these about 55 have the word
"Farm" in their postal address.
Rome, it is founded upon seven hills: Burgh Hill; Thunders
Hill; Holmes Hill; Scrapers Hill; Stone Hill; Pick Hill; Gun Hill.
has a Primary School; 3 Pubs; a Village Hall; a Parish Church.
Domesday Book states:
In CHIDDINGLY Ralph and Godwine hold 1 virgate of the Count. Almaer
held it of King [Edward] in alod.
Then, as now, it was assessed at 1 virgate. There is land for 3 ploughs.
In demesne is 1 plough; and 2 villans with 1 plough, and 1 miller
rendering 4s. Another virgate lies in the Rape of Hastings.
TRE it was worth 20s; now the same.
stands for tempus rex Edwardus - in the time of King Edward the
Confessor. The miller worked at Stream Mill.
4s and 20s mean 4 and 20 shillings, where 20 shillings = £1]
Secretary: Jean Barnes Tel: 872145
Treasurer: Mrs J Haffenden Tel: 01825 840530
Pop-in Lunches: East Hoathly V Hall, 1st Thursday in month. 12.45pm - 2pm.
Helpline & information: Tel: 0870 608 2 608
See also UK Public Transport Information
Secretary: Gordon Fowlie Tel: 01273 812406
CHIDDINGLY PARISH CHURCH
Rector: Rev'd Phil
Hodgins Tel: 840270
P C C Secretary: June Walker Tel: 01323 849117
Churchwardens: Peter Clerehugh
Tel: 872017 Frank
Gearing Tel: 872872
Choir: Linda Field Tel: 872266
Chiddingly Church, Tuesdays, 7.30pm.
Bellringers - Tower Captain: Tim Waterman Tel: 872504
Chiddingly Church, Thursdays, 7.30 - 9pm
Chairman: Dave Harrison
Treasurer: Jeni Longley Tel:
Box Office: Jeni Longley Tel:
Head Teacher: Nicola
Harrison Tel: 872307
Board of Governors: Chairman: Heather
Rogers Tel: 872904
CHIDDINGLY SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
Chairman: Jane Carter Tel: 872184
Secretary: Wendy Golding Tel: 01323 763427
CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU
Hailsham: Tel: 01323 842336
Enquiries: Tel: 0800 056 8888
Power failure: 0800 783 8866
EAST SUSSEX COUNTY COUNCILLOR
Cllr John Garvican,
221 London Rd., Hailsham BN27 3AP
Tel: 01323 847769 Fax: 01323 441099
Emergencies: Tel: 0800 111 999
GUIDES & BROWNIES
Guider: Loz Wesson Tel: 01435 813076
Assistant Guider: Jenny Gandy Tel: 01435 862167
Village Hall, Mondays, 7 - 8.30pm.
Brown Owl: Jane Goodfellow Tel: 872663
Eagle Owl: Caryl Price Tel: 872397
Village Hall, Mondays, 5.30 - 7pm.
HORSE SHOW AND GYMKHANA
Chairman: Brenda Longley Tel: 872401
Secretary: Mary Major Tel: 872587
President: John Laycock Tel: 01435 810492
Chairman: Janet Gasson Tel: 872647
Secretary: Daphne Robinson Tel: 01323 848366
HOSPITAL - EASTBOURNE DGH
Tel: 01323 417400
Accident & Emergency: Tel: 01323 414944
HOUSING - WILLETTS FIELD
Downland Housing Group, Norris House, Burrell Rd., Haywards Heath RH16
Tel: 01444 414429
Housing applications should be sent to:
The Housing Dept., Wealden D C, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham BN27 2AX.
Tel: 01323 442666.
Mary Major Tel: 872587
Chairman: Peter Dye
Secretary: Jose Loosemore Tel: 872637
Accommodation: Rhoda Buchan Tel: 872144
Chiddingly is twinned with Lachelle village north-west of Paris, and there
is an annual visit to Lachelle, or vice- versa.
LITTLE DICKER CHAPEL
Pastor: Terry Brinkley Tel: 872345
MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT
Charles Hendry, The House of
Commons, Westminster, London SW1A 1AA.
AMATEUR DRAMATICS GROUP
Chairman: Jenny Alder Tel: 01323 832329
Secretary: Patrick O'Hare
The Millennium Oak Sculpture and Garden
Chairman: Noel Hardy
Area co-ordinator: David Burrough
PARENTS & TODDLERS
Jenny Bean Tel: 872393
There will be elections on Thursday June 22 to replace 7 Parish Cllrs who
have recently resigned.
Lynne Calvert, Sarum
Cottage, Park Farm, Chiddingly, Lewes BN8 6HH Tel: 01825
Joe Field, Rose Bank Farm, Horam, Heathfield TN21 0JR
Tel: 01825 872266
Editor: Sue Burrough
PUMP - SUSSEX EXPRESS
Currently no correspondent.
First contact: PCSO
Joanne Lane Tel: 07795 332296
Also: Sgt Jon
Scammell Tel: 0845 60 70 999 Ext 68215
Hailsham: Tel: 01323 840661
Closed for the time being.
Tel: 08457 48 49 50
See also UK Public Transport Information
ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
Secretary: Mr W Shreeves Tel: 01323 639245
Deanland Wood Park, 2nd Tuesday in month, 8pm.
ROYAL BRITISH LEGION WOMEN'S SECTION
Chairman: Mrs F E Wilsher Tel: 872104
Deanland Wood Park
Organiser: Lynne Calvert
1st Saturday in every month, Chiddingly Village Hall 10.30 - 12noon
SHORT MAT BOWLS CLUB
Chairman: Jennie Bean Tel: 872393
Secretary: Julie Biggs Tel: 872058
Village Hall, winter Weds Sept - end May, 7.15 - 10.15pm.
The Vi Braden Sports Hall, Chiddingly School
Bookings: Tel/Fax: 872307
Vice-captain: Emma Pollard Tel: 872740
Chiddingly cricket field, Tues & Thurs, April onwards, 6.30pm
The nearest Doctor's surgery is at East Hoathly.
Dr F Stewart Tel: 840943
Consumer Advice Line: Tel: 01323 418200
Organiser: Phil Cottingham Tel: 872723
Village Hall, Tuesdays term time, 6 - 7pm.
VILLAGE HALL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Chairman: Patrick O'Hare
Secretary: Jeni Longley
Bookings: Jenny Bean Tel: 872393
Entrance foyer pay phone: Tel: 872155
South East Water: Tel: 01323 411411
WEALDEN DISTRICT COUNCIL
Tel: 01892 653311
Litterline: Tel: 01323 443322
Neighbour Noise Helpdesk: Tel: 01323 443340
WEALDEN DISTRICT COUNCILLOR:
Mrs Sylvia Tidy,
Nordens Green Farm, High Hurstwood, Uckfield TN22 4AL.
Chairman: Mrs Jean Burfield Tel: 872480
Meet at Pekes, Nash Street.
President: Jean Burfield Tel: 872480
Secretary: Kath Kennard Tel: 872621
Village Hall, 1st Thursday in month, 2.30pm unless otherwise stated.
Pekes, Nash Street, Chiddingly, Hailsham BN27 4AD
Tel: 020 7352 8088 Fax 020 7352 8125
Cottage, Bull River Farm, Chiddingly, Lewes BN8 6HQ
Tel: 01825 872369
Hale Farm House, Chiddingly, Lewes BN8 6HQ
Sue Burrough Tel:
Barn, Whitesmith, Lewes BN8 6HA Margaret
Snelling Tel: 01825 872867
Six Bells was built in the 1730s on what was once the busy main
track from London to Eastbourne. This well known inn was a
staging post to revive weary stagecoach travelers. Today, this is a quiet and peaceful
backwater and husband and
wife licensees Jacquie and Paul Newman offer their warm and
friendly welcome to all, but mainly to long standing locals and walkers on
the nearby, popular Weald and Vanguard Ways.
old building with its low, tiled roof, chequered brick walls,
white sash windows and low ceilings is almost cottage like
in style and blends in with other property in the
village. During the summer, hanging baskets adorn the
walls and bulging window boxes nestle under every window adding
a dash of colour to the outside of the pub. Click on the picture
below for more on the Six Bells.
Six Bells at Chiddingly
Chiddingly, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6HE
Tel: 01825 872227
Please use the links below to navigate the
Chiddingly Parish Council web site.
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