Local Visitor Attractions


The village of Burwash is well worth a visit. Most of the High Street lies within a Conservation Area, and there are many beautiful period houses and buildings.  Within the Parish boundaries lie the following:

Rudyard Kipling was one of Britain's most prolific short-story writers, a poet and novelist, born in India in 1865. Following a short career as a journalist in India, by the time he returned to England in 1889 he was already an established writer. Marrying his American wife in 1892, they lived for five years in the USA before relocating to Rottingdean, in Sussex in 1897. His home quickly became a tourist attraction, and tired of the popularity the family sought a new home in a more remote spot of Sussex.

In 1902 the Kipling's made their final move to Bateman's a 17th Century former ironmaster's house close to Burwash. He lived there until he died in 1936. His wife, Carrie, bequeathed Bateman's to The National Trust following her death in 1939. The tragic loss of his son, John, who died in 1915 at the Battle of Loos inspired Kipling to write the poem My boy Jack (also the name of a TV drama on the Kiplings tragedy). John is commemorated by a plaque in St Bartholomew's Church, Burwash, and on the war memorial in Burwash High Street, at the junction with School Hill.

Bateman's, the gardens, water mill and the countryside surrounding much of the River Dudwell are all well worth visiting.

For more information on Bateman's, including times of opening visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-batemans

Lakedown Trout Fishery

Established over 20 years ago by local resident and Rock legend, Roger Daltrey, Lakedown offers splendid fishing in the glorious Sussex country side.

Located in Swife Lane, between Burwash Common and Heathfield, for more details call 01435 883449 or visit www.lakedowntroutfishery.co.uk


Sarah Raven's Garden




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