CHIDDINGLY, SUSSEX

 

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The 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.

 

Chiddingly 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.

Like Rome, it is founded upon seven hills:  Burgh Hill; Thunders Hill; Holmes Hill; Scrapers Hill; Stone Hill; Pick Hill; Gun Hill.

 

Chiddingly has a Primary School; 3 Pubs; a Village Hall; a Parish Church.

 

 

The 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.

[TRE 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]

 

 

 

 

CHIDDINGLY LINKS

 

AGE CONCERN
Secretary: Jean Barnes   Tel: 872145
Treasurer: Mrs J Haffenden   Tel: 01825 840530
Gadgets: 
Pop-in Lunches: East Hoathly V Hall, 1st Thursday in month. 12.45pm - 2pm. Not August.

BUS SERVICES
Helpline & information: Tel: 0870 608 2 608
See also UK Public Transport Information

CHIDDINGLY CRICKET CLUB
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

CHIDDINGLY FESTIVAL
Chairman: Dave Harrison   Tel: 872383
Treasurer: Jeni Longley  Tel: 872401
Box Office: Jeni Longley  Tel: 872401

CHIDDINGLY PRIMARY SCHOOL
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

ELECTRICITY
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 

GAS
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 

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
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 1YL.
Tel: 01444 414429

Housing applications should be sent to:
The Housing Dept., Wealden D C, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham BN27 2AX.
Tel: 01323 442666.

KEEP FIT
Mary Major   Tel: 872587

LACHELLE LINK
Chairman:  Peter Dye   Tel: 872703
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.

MIXED COMPANY AMATEUR DRAMATICS GROUP
Chairman:  Jenny Alder  Tel: 01323 832329
Secretary: Patrick O'Hare   Tel: 872052 

MOSAG
The Millennium Oak Sculpture and Garden
Chairman:  Noel Hardy   Tel: 872338

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
Area co-ordinator: David Burrough   Tel: 872619

PARENTS & TODDLERS
Jenny Bean   Tel: 872393

PARISH COUNCIL
There will be elections on Thursday June 22 to replace 7 Parish Cllrs who have recently resigned.

Chairman:  

Plus
Lynne Calvert, Sarum Cottage, Park Farm, Chiddingly, Lewes BN8 6HH    Tel: 01825 872373
Joe Field, Rose Bank Farm, Horam, Heathfield TN21 0JR    Tel: 01825 872266

PARISH NEWS
Editor: Sue Burrough   Tel: 872619

PARISH PUMP - SUSSEX EXPRESS
Currently no correspondent.

POLICE
First contact:  PCSO  Joanne Lane   Tel: 07795 332296
Also:  Sgt Jon Scammell   Tel: 0845 60 70 999  Ext 68215
Hailsham:   Tel: 01323 840661 

PRE-SCHOOL GROUP 
Closed for the time being.

RAILWAYS INFORMATION
Tel: 08457 48 49 50
See also UK Public Transport Information

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
Chairman: 
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

SATURDAY MARKET
Organiser: Lynne Calvert   Tel: 872373
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.

SPORTS
The Vi Braden Sports Hall, Chiddingly School
Bookings: Tel/Fax: 872307 

STOOLBALL CLUB
Vice-captain:  Emma Pollard   Tel: 872740
Chiddingly cricket field, Tues & Thurs, April onwards, 6.30pm

SURGERY
The nearest Doctor's surgery is at East Hoathly.
Dr F Stewart  Tel:  840943

TRADING STANDARDS
Consumer Advice Line: Tel: 01323 418200

TREASURE SEEKERS
Organiser: Phil Cottingham   Tel: 872723
Village Hall, Tuesdays term time, 6 - 7pm.

VILLAGE HALL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Chairman: Patrick O'Hare  
Secretary: Jeni Longley   Tel: 872401
Bookings: Jenny Bean   Tel: 872393
Entrance foyer pay phone: Tel: 872155

WATER
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.
Tel/Fax: 733151

WOMEN'S CIRCLE
Chairman: Mrs Jean Burfield   Tel: 872480
Meet at Pekes, Nash Street.

WOMEN'S INSTITUTE
President:  Jean Burfield   Tel: 872480
Secretary: Kath Kennard   Tel: 872621
Village Hall, 1st Thursday in month, 2.30pm unless otherwise stated.

 

 

 

ACCOMMODATION 

 

Self-catering


Pekes, Nash Street, Chiddingly, Hailsham  BN27  4AD   Eva Morris   Tel: 020 7352 8088  Fax 020 7352 8125

 

 

Dove Cottage, Bull River Farm, Chiddingly, Lewes  BN8  6HQ   Tel: 01825 872369

 

 

Bed & Breakfast

Hale Farm House
, Chiddingly, Lewes  BN8  6HQ   Sue Burrough  Tel: 01825 872619

 

Whitesmith Barn, Whitesmith, Lewes  BN8  6HA  Margaret Snelling  Tel: 01825 872867

 

 


 

 

 

The 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. 

 

The attractive, 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.

 

 

 

The Six Bells at Chiddingly

 

 

 

Address: Chiddingly, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6HE

Tel: 01825 872227

Berwick (5.1 miles)

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

CHIDDINGLY PARISH COUNCIL

 

 

Please use the links below to navigate the Chiddingly Parish Council web site.

 

 

Chiddingly Directory

Parish Council details

Parish Council minutes

CHIDDINGLY PARISH COUNCIL - update

Chiddingly Emergency Planning

BT Payphones
consultation

Onyx Whitesmith Composting 
planning application

Stream Mill bridge

Farleys Yard
Investigation Report

Downland Housing
at Willetts Field

Chiddingly Church

Chiddingly Festival

Chiddingly 
Oral History

William Chives poems

William Chives memories

Chiddingly 
Cricket Club

Lower's 
History of Chiddingly

WDC Decision Notice 
Farleys Yard 
Arts Centre
 

Chiddingly Horse Show & Gymkhana

Chiddingly School

Chiddingly School Centenary  Aug 2006

Chiddingly Hotpot
recipes

James Pilbeam
the original village
shop

The Chiddingly Millennium Rose

The Lordship
of Chiddingly

Roland Penrose 
and Lee Miller

The Bow Bells
milestones

Chiddingly accommodation

Farleys Yard Arts Centre - Parish Council observations

The Farmyard

Car sharing and all transport info - Travelchoice

Parish Council
Standing Orders

Misc Chiddingly
web pages, links

Parish Council accounts 
Mar 2002

Parish Council
accounts
Mar 2003  (PDF file)

Parish Council
accounts
Mar 2004  (PDF file)

Health & Safety   policy

 Parish Appraisal
 2003
  (PDF file)

 Guideposts

Parish Council
Code of Conduct

Parish Council 
Financial regulations

Chiddingly School
OFSTED report

Code of Practice-
Complaints

Code of Practice-
Race Relations

Freedom of Information Act  Publication Scheme

The Chiddingly Boar

Chiddingly
Roll of Honour & War Memorial

Lease of the
Jubilee Field

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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