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A good starting point from which to visit the varied attractions in East Sussex.


Argos Hill Windmill
The High Street – Famous timbered buildings and red brick pavements


Road – The villages lie on the A267 road linking Eastbourne and Tunbridge Wells in Kent.
Rail – The nearest railway station is at Crowborough.

Brief History

Dunstan became Archbishop of Canterbury from 960 - 988, and he founded Mayfield Palace. This was one of the residences of the Archbishops of Canterbury in the Middle Ages. It was sold off in 1567 when it ceased to be an archbishops’ residence. It was bought by Sir Thomas Gresham, founder of the Royal Exchange. It was bought by the Dowager Duchess of Leeds in 1864 and given to The Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus.

Mayfield benefited at the height of the iron industry in the century. Much of its finest architecture dates from that time. "Middle House", in the High Street is a splendid oak beamed Tudor Inn.

The 1710's brought major smuggling into the area with the Mayfield Gang and their leader Gabriel Tomkins, a bricklayer from Tunbrige Wells, bringing with them relatively non violent “owling” (Wool smuggling). The gang consisted of local farmers and others, who smuggled their own wool abroad, and brought back brandy and silks by return.

Famous People

Sir Austin Chamberlain – 20th century parliamentarian.

Approximate Population

In 2007 the population was recorded at 3562

Nearest Tourist Information Centre

88 High Street, Battle, East Sussex TN33 0AQ
Tel: +44 (0) 1424 773721

Suggested Links

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Mayfield Sign and Noticeboard
Welcome to Mayfield


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