Duncton’s Water – The Importance of the Downland Spring

Duncton's Water - The Importance of the Downland Spring

I am back in the rural village of Duncton for the last time in this mini series, putting the community and its heritage under the microscope. John Robbins takes me on a journey following the course of the downland spring water; the reason for the village to have been settled by the Neolithic people and […]

Following the River Ouse Around Shortbridge, near Uckfield

Following the River Ouse Around Shortbridge, near Uckfield

I am out for another walk on the Sussex Footpaths looking at the heritage, landscape and nature of this fabulous country. This time I am exploring the area west of Uckfield, close to Piltdown. It’s wet and muddy and some paths restricted, but the scenery is glorious and the countryside breathtaking. I start at a […]

St Giles Church in Coldwaltham and the 2000 Old Yew Tree

St Giles Church in Coldwaltham and the 2000 Old Yew Tree

Today I am visiting a lovely church in West Sussex just off A29. I am joined by the lovely Cynthia Julian. The 13th century Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Giles; a rare 11th century gravestone and a simple Saxon font are present on the site. A yew tree near the north west corner […]