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Hurst Green

Hurst Green in East Sussex

Hurst Green is located on the A21 in the Rother District and is home to some 1500 people. The origins of the name are probably the Anglo Saxon hyrst grene (meaning green wood).

The village has a number of local shops and pubs (The George and The White Horse) which are known for their excellent food and warm welcomes. It is also home to Merriments Garden Centre, a popular garden centre which boasts a stunningly beautiful 4 acres of densely planted borders. The plants grown in the nursery can be seen in a garden context with a truly remarkable depth of imagination.

It is possible that the area known as Burgh Hill, on the south side of the village was the site of a fort built by King Alfred the Great, this is mentioned in the Burghal Hidage , a record of the forts from Alfreds reign. However, the site of the fort has yet to be found.

The Court House, built in 1892 on the site of the old Toll Gate Cottage, has a clock tower, which was erected in memory of Mr Gregory of Boarzell. The clock has 3 faces, each measuring 4ft in diameter, and it used to strike the hours on a bell weighing 200 weight, before local residents complained that it was disturbing their sleep. The building ceased to be a court house in 1973.

There was a Toll Gate and Cottage at the junction of the roads from London, Hastings and Etchingham which had a large lantern maintained by public subscription, the forerunner of local street lighting.

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  • Powers behind the Thrones

    Thursday 2nd March @ 10:00am
    Location: Hawkhurst

    Do join us for a fascinating talk by Imogen Corrigan, on "women of the first millennium". Imogen will tell us ... more

  • Kino Night

    Thursday 2nd March
    Location: Hawkhurst

    Cranbrook and Hawkhurst Rotary Club Kino Night. Private showing of Mamma Mia.. Entry £15 includes drink and canapes. Raffle tickets ... more

  • International Women's Day Celebration

    Saturday 11th March @ 1:00pm
    Location: Sedlescombe

    #BeBoldForChange and join us for an afternoon of speakers and performances to coincide with International Women’s Day. Speakers include Pestalozzi ... more

  • The Choristers of Canterbury Cathedral

    Saturday 11th March @ 7:00pm
    Location: Newenden

    The boy Choristers of Canterbury Cathedral, and their organist and Director of Music, Dr David Flood, perform for the Friends ... more

  • A Wealden Woman S War

    Tuesday 14th March @ 7:30pm
    Location: Northiam

    A talk by Penny Harris. Part of the Northiam and District Historical and Literary Society winter series ... more

  • Craft Fayre

    Saturday 18th March @ 10:00am
    Location: Northiam

    Northiam Bonfire Society’s next Craft Fayre will be held in Northiam Village Hall. There will be over 30 varied, quality ... more

  • "Out of the Deep"

    Saturday 18th March
    Location: Benenden

    A Concert by the Tongswood Chamber Choir. Sacred music for Lent and Passiontide at St George's Church, Benenden. Doors open ... more

  • Quiz Night

    Saturday 29th April
    Location: Northiam

    Quiz Night - Tickets £7.50 to include food. Tables of 8 - to book contact 01797 252114 or contactus@northiambonfiresociety.co.uk - ... more

  • Flix and Pix

    Saturday 20th May for 2 days @ 10:00am
    Location: Hawkhurst

    Hawkhurst's annual Film and Photographic Festival, with special film screenings taking place at Kino Hawkhurst between Friday, 19th May and ... more

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