Welcome to Burwash, East Sussex

This is a community website, provided by Burwash Parish Council, serving residents and visitors to the three villages of Burwash, Burwash Common and Burwash Weald.

With a population of just over 2,500, the Parish of Burwash is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Sussex Weald. It lies 42 miles south east of central London, and 15 miles north of Hastings and Bexhill.

Burwash itself is perhaps best known for its association with Rudyard Kipling who lived at Bateman's, a handsome ironmaster's house less than half a mile from the village, and now one of the National Trust's most popular visitor attractions in southern England.

During the 34 years he lived at Bateman's, Kipling wrote and published many of his most famous books and poems including The Jungle Book, Kim, Puck of Pook Hill (a tale set in the nearby woodlands), and If - voted Britain's favourite poem in a BBC poll. Kipling was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907.

With good road and rail connections, Burwash is an excellent base for trips to London and the coast, and for visiting the numerous famous gardens, castles, historic houses, towns and villages that abound in this beautiful part of southern England.

Burwash is a thriving rural community with many attractions for visitors, good shops, post office, two pubs, great places to stay, and a host of well supported clubs and societies.

Burwash Street View

You can take a virtual walk down Burwash High Street by clicking here. Google Street View also provides a street view of many local roads and lanes.



For a full list of events this month, please click here to go to the Burwash Parish Diary. If you have updates or wish to add details of future events please get in touch via burwashweb@gmail.com