|by Rosemary Alexander|
A large village on the eastern stretch of the A272, 3 miles from Uckfield, 6
from Heathfield. Railway station on the Uckfield-Victoria line. Two Local Rider
buses operate into Uckfield Monday-Saturday, 4 return Uckfield-Buxted, this
discrepancy unexplained as yet.
Local government: Parish council linked to High Hurstwood, clerk Bill Hepworth, tel: 01435 864975.2 Wealden District councillors, 1 Sussex County councillor.
Churches: 13th century St. Margaretís and Victorian St. Maryís part of the United Benefice with St.Markís, Hadlow Down, rector, the Reverend James Houghton, tel. 01825 733103, E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org ; Methodist church, the Reverend Nicholas Sissons, tel:01825 760772 ; Five Ash Down chapel, secretary Mr.E.Sweetman, tel:01825 733391.
Medical: Doctors Fabre & Wright, April Cottage, tel: 01825 732333.
Physiotherapist Maggie Preston tel:01825 732681, osteopath Diane Christmas, tel:
Schools: St.Margaretís CEP, Headmaster, Phil Hawker, tel: 01825-733185. Play Group Monday-Friday in St. Maryís hall, run by Gillian Shires tel: 01825 763258. Temple Grove I.A.P.S, mixed 3-13 year-old. Tel: 01825 712112.
Shopping: Post Office/General Stores/ Pharmacy. Oast Farm shop. Pine Upholstery furniture restorer. Large Furnishing Centre. George Rose Plant hire, garden & heating equipment. Post Office/Stores Five Ash Down.
Garages: J.T.Brayley, Five Ash Down, Peugeot/Talbot agents tel:01825 733220. Tyred & Exhausted, tel: 01825 733999.
Pubs: The Buxted Inn , The White Hart, both supply excellent snacks, lunches, dinners The Firemanís Arms, Five Ash Down, offers excellent bar snacks.
Clubs & Societies: For young people, Toddlers Group, Brownies, Beavers, Rainbows, Guides, Scouts, Youth Club, Friday Club. For adults W.I., Penguins, Deer Club, Pop-In, Royal British Legion. Art Club, Bellringers, Buxted Orchestra, Buxted Players, 3 choirs including Junior choir, Horticultural society, Scottish dancing, Spinners, Archery, Bowls club, Cricket, Football, Hockey.
Origins: Read ĎA Brief History of Buxtedí by Rosemary Alexander, £5. Tel: 01825 733328