> Buxted
by Rosemary Alexander
[Buxted Website]
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 jamie@buxtedrectory.freeserve.co.uk ; Methodist church, the Reverend Nicholas Sissons, tel:01825 760772 ; Five Ash Down chapel, secretary Mr.E.Sweetman, tel:01825 733391.



"Buxted Villagers Donated Me Celebrating 2000 AD" - The inauguration of the Millennium Seat in the Millennium Wood
Medical: Doctors Fabre & Wright, April Cottage, tel: 01825 732333. Physiotherapist Maggie Preston tel:01825 732681, osteopath Diane Christmas, tel: 01825 733766.

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