5. East Sussex

Wealden Furnaces and Forges

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Sussex (East)

Ashburnham

Kitchenham Forge
[map TQ 679 135]
           TQ6713 : Ash Bourne by Simon Carey
Ashburnham (Upper) Forge
[map TQ 687 161]
           TQ6816 : Old Forge Cottage, Forge Lane by Simon Carey
           TQ6816 : Small Valley, Ashburnham by Simon Carey

Battle

Beech Mill
[map TQ 728 167]
           TQ7216 : Pond Bay, Beech Mill by Simon Carey
           TQ7216 : Beech Mill Pond by Simon Carey
           TQ7216 : Beech Mill by Simon Carey

Netherfield Furnace
[map TQ 721 170]
           TQ7217 : Pond Wood by Simon Carey
           TQ7217 : Pond Wood by Simon Carey

Beckley

Beckley (Conster) Furnace
[map TQ 836 212]

Bexhill

Buckholt Forge
[map TQ 746 113]

Brede

Brede Furnace
[map TQ 801 192]
           TQ8019 : Low water level at Powdermill Reservoir in winter 2003 by Patrick Roper

Brightling

Socknersh Furnace
[map TQ 705 233]
Glazier's (Brightling) Forge
[map TQ 651 213]
           TQ6521 : Willingford Stream by Chris Thomas-Atkin

Burwash

Burwash Forge
[map TQ 663 231]
           TQ6623 : Pond Field by Simon Carey

Broadhurst Furnace
[map TQ 631 242]

Buxted

Little Forge
[map TQ 513 260]
Oldlands Furnace
[map TQ 477 272]
Iron Plat (Queenstock) Furnace
[map TQ 499 242]
Possibly the first gun foundry site in ther Weald

Catsfield

Potmans Forge
[map TQ 725 117]
           TQ7211 : Pond Bay near Potmans Place by Simon Carey
Catsfield Furnace
[map TQ 732 115]

Chiddingly

Stream Mill
[map TQ 555 155]
           TQ5515 : Pond Bay, Stream Mill by Simon Carey
           TQ5515 : Site of Mill Pond, Stream Mill by Simon Carey
           TQ5515 : Cascade of stream at Stream Mill by Dave Spicer
           TQ5515 : Stream Mill by Simon Carey
           TQ5515 : Cinder Brook by Simon Carey

Crowhurst

Crowhurst Furnace
[map TQ 757 122]
           TQ7512 : Powdermill Stream by Simon Carey

Etchingham

Darfold Furnace (Pashley Old Furnace)
[map TQ 701 280]
           TQ7028 : Pond Bay, Site of Darfold Furnace by Simon Carey
           TQ7028 : The Ponds by Simon Carey
           TQ7027 : River Limden by Simon Carey
Etchingham Forge
[map TQ 701 266]
           TQ7026 : Former Forge Pond, Site of Etchingham Forge by Simon Carey
           TQ6926 : Site of Pen Pond, Etchingham Forge by Simon Carey
           TQ7026 : Former Spillway, Site of Etchingham Forge by Simon Carey
           TQ7026 : Hammer Dike by Simon Carey
           TQ7026 : Former Spillway by Simon Carey
           TQ7026 : Former Forge Leat by Simon Carey
           TQ7026 : Site of Etchingham Forge by Simon Carey

Burgh Wood Forge
[map TQ 717 276]
           TQ7127 : Site of Burgh Wood Forge by Simon Carey
           TQ7127 : Forge Brook by Simon Carey

Ewhurst

Ewhurst Furnace
[map TQ 810 248]

Fletching

Fletching Forge
[map TQ 424 229]
Sheffield Furnace
[map TQ 416 257]
           TQ4125 : Mill Pond by N Chadwick
           TQ4125 : Sheffield watermill, East Sussex by Jim Woodward-Nutt
Sheffield Forge
[map TQ 404 238]

Forest Row

Brambletye Forge
[map TQ 414 350]
Bower Forge
[map TQ 441 384]

Framfield

Tickerage Furnace
[map TQ 515 211]
           TQ5121 : Former Pond Bay, Tickerage Furnace by Simon Carey
           TQ5121 : Mill Pond, Tickerage Mill by Simon Carey
           TQ5121 : Tickerage Stream by Simon Carey
           TQ5121 : Tickerage Mill House by Peter Jeffery
           TQ5121 : Tickerage Mill by Simon Carey

New Place Furnace
[map TQ 509 195]
           TQ5019 : Former Pond Bay, New Place Furnace by Simon Carey
           TQ5019 : Pond, New Place by Simon Carey
           TQ5019 : Framfield Stream by Simon Carey
           TQ5019 : Possible Site of New Place Furnace by Simon Carey

Pounsley Furnace
[map TQ 529 219]
           TQ5322 : Brook Field by Simon Carey
           TQ5221 : Tickerage Stream by Simon Carey

Frant

Henley (Upper) Furnace
[map TQ 601 338]
Benhall Forge
[map TQ 608 376]
Henly (Brinklaw) Furnace
[map TQ 602 336]
Breechers (Marriotts Croft) Forge
[map TQ 627 384]
Tollslye Furnace
[map TQ 632 371]
Eridge Forge
[map TQ 560 350]
           TQ5635 : Headwater stream of Eridge Stream, Eridge Park by N Chadwick
Eridge Furnace
[map TQ 564 350]
           TQ5635 : The Lower Lake, Eridge Park, near Tunbridge Wells by Andrew Howey
High Rocks (Hungershall) Forge
[map TQ 557 382]
           TQ5538 : River Grom by Simon Carey
Brookland Forge
[map TQ 618 349]
Verredge Forge
[map TQ 621 352]
           TQ6235 : Sewer's Bridge on Higham Lane by N Chadwick
Riverhall Furnace
[map TQ 608 335]

Hadlow Down

Howbourne Forge
[map TQ 515 250]
           TQ5125 : Howbourne Oast by Simon Carey

Huggetts Furnace
[map TQ 5344 2599]
* Grid Reference - TQ 534 259
           TQ5325 : River Uck by N Chadwick
           TQ5326 : Huggett's Furnace by Peter Jeffery

Hartfield

Steel Forge
[map TQ 450 316]
Site may have been built over by Pippingford Furnace

Newbridge Furnace
[map TQ 456 325]
           TQ4532 : Pond Bay, Newbridge Furnace and Forge by Simon Carey
           TQ4532 : Pond Bay, Newbridge Furnace and Forge by Simon Carey
           TQ4532 : Former Furnace Pond, Newbridge Furnace and Forge by Simon Carey
           TQ4532 : Mill Brook by Simon Carey
           TQ4532 : Pond Bay, Newbridge Furnace and Forge by Simon Carey

Cansiron Forge
[map TQ 453 383]
           TQ4538 : Site of Cansiron Forge by Simon Carey
           TQ4538 : Former Leat, Cansiron Forge by Simon Carey
Cotchford Forge
[map TQ 470 339]
           TQ4733 : Pond Bay, Posingford Wood by Simon Carey
           TQ4733 : Mill Brook by Simon Carey
           TQ4733 : Site of Cotchford Forge by Simon Carey
Next to Pooh Sticks Bridge

Parrock Furnace
[map TQ 458 357]
           TQ4535 : River Medway by Simon Carey
Pippingford Furnace
[map TQ 450 316]
Bassetts Furnace
[map TQ 468 374]
           TQ4637 : Lower Pond Field by Simon Carey
Hartfield Forge
[map TQ 475 363]
           TQ4736 : River Medway by Simon Carey
           TQ4736 : Lower Bottom by Simon Carey

Heathfield

Heathfield Furnace
[map TQ 599 187]
           TQ5918 : Pond Meadow by Simon Carey
           TQ6018 : Site of Heathfield Furnace by Simon Carey

Bungehurst Furnace
[map TQ 599 235]

Herstmonceux

Batsford Furnace
[map TQ 631 153]
           TQ6315 : Furnace Brook Fisheries by Peter Jeffery
Cowbeech (Cralle) Furnace
[map TQ 612 151]
           TQ6115 : Fields off Hammer Lane by Julian P Guffogg

Horam

Waldron Furnace
[map TQ 566 181]
           TQ5618 : Old pond bay north of The Furnace by Dave Spicer
           TQ5618 : Pond Bay, Waldron Furnace by Simon Carey
           TQ5618 : Pond Field by Simon Carey
           TQ5618 : Former Tail Race, Waldron Furnace by Simon Carey
           TQ5618 : Site of Waldron Furnace by Simon Carey

Maresfield

Hendall Furnace and Forge
[map TQ 471 259]
           TQ4725 : Site of Hendall Furnace by Simon Carey
Maresfield Furnace
[map TQ 462 232]
           TQ4623 : Pond Bay, Maresfield Furnace by Simon Carey
           TQ4623 : Pond, Furnacebank Wood by Simon Carey
           TQ4623 : Pond, Furnacebank Wood by Simon Carey
           TQ4623 : Site of Maresfield Furnace by Simon Carey

Stumbletts Furnace
[map TQ 399 306]
           TQ3930 : The Mead by Simon Carey
Langley (Langles) Furnace
[map TQ 451 239]
           TQ4524 : Hammer Pond Field by Simon Carey
           TQ4524 : Hammer Pond Field by Simon Carey
           TQ4524 : Batts Bridge Stream by Simon Carey
Old Forge (Marshalls Furnace)
[map TQ 459 258]
Maresfield Forge
[map TQ 460 228]
           TQ4522 : Pond Bay, Maresfield Forge by Simon Carey
           TQ4622 : Forge Pond by Simon Carey
           TQ4622 : Batts Bridge Stream by Simon Carey

Mayfield

Woolbridge Forge
[map TQ 571 266]
Old Mill Furnace
[map TQ 588 245]
Bivelham Forge
[map TQ 641 266]
           TQ6426 : Pond Bay, Bivelham Forge by Simon Carey
           TQ6426 : Old Pond by Simon Carey
           TQ6326 : Former Leat, Bivelham Forge by Simon Carey
           TQ6426 : Bivelham Forge Farm by Simon Carey
           TQ6426 : Site of Bivelham Forge by Simon Carey

Mayfield Furnace
[map TQ 593 282]
Moat Mill Forge
[map TQ 592 251]
           TQ5925 : Mayfield 25a Public Footpath by Simon Carey
           TQ5925 : River Rother by Simon Carey
           TQ5925 : Horse Brook by Simon Carey

Hawksden Furnace
[map TQ 623 266]
           TQ6226 : Pond Bay, Hawksden Forge by Simon Carey
           TQ6226 : Old Forge by Simon Carey
           TQ6226 : Forge Pond by Simon Carey
           TQ6126 : Upper Brook by Simon Carey
           TQ6126 : Middle Brook by Simon Carey
           TQ6126 : Lower Brook by Simon Carey
           TQ6226 : Coggins Mill Stream by Simon Carey
           TQ6226 : Former Spillway, Hawksden Forge by Simon Carey
           TQ6226 : Hawksden Forge by Simon Carey

Extra information sourced from Nicola Bannister - Rolf's Farm Archaeological Survey LinkExternal link

Mayfield Forge
[map TQ 594 281]
Coushopley Furnace
[map TQ 604 302]
           TQ6030 : The Tide Brook by Marathon

Mountfield

Hodesdale Forge
[map TQ 748 183]
Mountfield Furnace and Forge
[map TQ 749 196]
           TQ7419 : Old pond bay, Mountfield by Robin Webster
           TQ7519 : River Line by Robin Webster
Darwell (Darvel) Furnace
[map TQ 708 207]
           TQ7020 : Darwell Reservoir by Simon Carey

Northiam

Northiam Furnace
[map TQ 817 245]

Penhurst

Ashburnham Furnace
[map TQ 686 171]
Last working furnace in the Weald

Penhurst Furnace
[map TQ 705 163]
Panningridge Furnace
[map TQ 687 174]

Rotherfield

Birchden Forge
[map TQ 533 353]
           TQ5335 : Birchden Forge by Simon Carey

Maynards Gate Furnace
[map TQ 539 298]
Maynards Gate Forge
[map TQ 540 298]
Hamsell Furnace
[map TQ 538 344]
           TQ5334 : Stream out of Hamsell Lake by N Chadwick
Cowford Furnace
[map TQ 559 320]

Salehurst

Bugsell Forge
[map TQ 724 256]
           TQ7225 : Forge Brook by Simon Carey

Iridge Furnace
[map TQ 749 277]
           TQ7427 : Pond Bay, Iridge Furnace by Simon Carey
           TQ7427 : Ponds (1) by Simon Carey
           TQ7427 : Ponds (2) by Simon Carey
Robertsbridge Abbey Forge
[map TQ 756 236]
           TQ7523 : Lower Ponds by Simon Carey
Robertsbridge Furnace
[map TQ 751 231]
           TQ7523 : Flat land near Salehurst Park Farm by N Chadwick

Ticehurst

Pashley Furnace
[map TQ 710 295]
East Lymden Furnace
[map TQ 677 291]

Wadhurst

Scrag Oak (Snape) Furnace
[map TQ 637 297]

Warbleton

Steel Forge
[map TQ 604 170]
           TQ6016 : Site of Steel Forge by Simon Carey
Warbleton Priory Furnace
[map TQ 644 174]
           TQ6417 : Pond Bay, Warbleton Priory Furnace (1) by Simon Carey
           TQ6417 : Pond Bay, Warbleton Priory Furnace (1) by Simon Carey
           TQ6417 : Pond Bay, Warbleton Priory Furnace by Simon Carey
           TQ6417 : Site of Furnace Pond, Warbleton Priory Furnace by Simon Carey
           TQ6417 : Site of Pen Pond, Warbleton Priory Furnace by Simon Carey
           TQ6417 : Pond Bay, Warbleton Priory Furnace (2) by Simon Carey
           TQ6417 : Possible Leat, Warbleton Priory Furnace by Simon Carey
           TQ6417 : Site of Warbleton Priory Furnace by Simon Carey
           TQ6417 : Site of Warbleton Priory Furnace by Simon Carey
           TQ6417 : Site of Wheel Pit, Warbleton Priory Furnace by Simon Carey
           TQ6417 : Site of Warbleton Priory Furnace by Simon Carey

Markly Furnace
[map TQ 624 183]
           TQ6218 : Pond Bay, Markly Furnace by Simon Carey
           TQ6218 : Tributary of the Cuckmere River by Simon Carey
Woodman's Forge
[map TQ 603 176]
           TQ6017 : Pond Bay, Woodman's Forge by Simon Carey
           TQ6017 : Lower Brook by Simon Carey
           TQ6017 : Cuckmere River by Simon Carey

Westfield

Westfield (Crowham) Forge
[map TQ 814 172]
           TQ8117 : Valley of the Forge Stream by Robin Webster

Withyham

Crowborough (Grubsbars)Forge
[map TQ 498 326]
           TQ4932 : Pond Bay, Crowborough (Grubsbars) Forge by Simon Carey
           TQ4932 : Pond Bay, Crowborough (Grubsbars) Forge by Simon Carey
           TQ4932 : Kings Standing Gill by Simon Carey
Withyham Forge
[map TQ 500 353]
           TQ5035 : Pond, Buckhurst Park by Simon Carey
           TQ4935 : King's Standing Gill by Simon Carey
Crowborough Warren Furnace
[map TQ 496 322]
           TQ4932 : Pond Bay, Crowborough Warren Furnace by Simon Carey
           TQ4932 : King's Standing Gill by Simon Carey
           TQ4932 : Site of Crowborough Warren Furnace by Simon Carey

Ashurst (Pilbeams) Forge
[map TQ 505 403]
           TQ5040 : Villa Golf Course by Simon Carey
           TQ5040 : Kent Water by Simon Carey
           TQ5040 : Villa Golf Course by David Anstiss

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