Buxted, (East Sussex)

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Between Uckfield and Heathfield, Buxted is a village in two unbalanced parts. The ancient church stands in Buxted park and was originally surrounded by the village. In the early 1800's Lord Liverpool, the Prime Minister, purchased Buxted Park, and wished to make the park bigger to enclose the village, and then remove it. His plans succeeded, as he didn't repair any of the houses in the village. Eventually the villagers left, and, by 1836, all the buildings except for the church of St Margaret were demolished; the villagers being forced to move about 1 mile away to the new village.

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A new church in the relocated village was needed and St Mary's was built in the late 1800's and opened in 1884. When the railway came a station was built in the new village, an intermediary station on the line between Oxted and Uckfield (once to Lewes).

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In 1907 the Wesleyan Methodists built this neat chapel in the village.

Other Buxted parishes:

Hadlow Down, High Hurstwood.

Places of worship:

Church details, together with baptism, marriage, monumental inscription & burial records can be accessed by clicking on the church name.

Independent Chapel, Five Ash Down

St Margaret the Queen

St Margaret's School Chapel

St Mary

St Mary's Home Chapel

Wesleyan Chapel

Census returns:

The OPC Database has no census returns for people residing in this parish yet.

People born in this parish but residing elsewhere:

1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1851 census.

17 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.

8 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1871 census.

6 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.

1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1901 census.

The Weald site has transcriptions of the 1841, 1851 & 1881 census returns


Grid reference: 549500, 123247 ~ View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Other links relating to this parish:

Buxted Parish Website has a good deal of interesting information

Poll Registers:

The OPC database contains 164 poll register entries for people entitled to vote in this parish.

1641 Protestation Returns:

There are no protestation returns for this parish in the OPC database.


The OPC database contains 61 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.


There are 97 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.

POWPics (The new Roughwood churches album) contains 2 photographs of churches in this parish. This album will also display any postcards or other images of churches which are in the Sussex OPC database.

Postal directories:

The OPC database contains no postal directory entries for this parish.

1867 Kelly's Directory for Buxted is available on the GENUKI site

1840 Pigot Directory for Buxted


There is 1 book about this parish in the Sussex OPC Bibliography.

There are 14 articles about this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.

There are 6 people from this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Society Members Index.


The OPC database contains 4 wills of people who lived in this parish.

The OPC database contains 4 wills which mention this parish.

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