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The name Ashburnham , probably derives from the Saxon "Ashbourne", the local stream, and "ham", an enclosure, so becoming "The enclosure on the river Ashbourne".
Ashburnham is mentioned in the Domesday book, as being badly effected by the Normans, who reduced its value from £6.00 prior to the invasion to £1.00 after the invasion. Its value increased back to £9.00 by the time of the Domesday survey, probably due to the Iron workings nearby.
The Parish Church, dedicated to St Peter, was rebuilt in 1665 in the Gothic Style. Only the 14th century tower was left unmodified.
In the 12th century records show that Reginals de Oseburnham granted lands in Ashburnham to the Abbey in Robertsbridge. The village was controlled by the Ashburnham family from the 1100's until 1953, when Lady Catherine Asburnham died.
The Iron blast furnace owned by the Crowley family at Ashburnham was the last one in Sussex to be extinguished in 1813.
Situated some distance from the village, at Ponts Green, is Ashburnham Chapel.
Church details, together with baptism, marriage, monumental inscription & burial records can be accessed by clicking on the church name.
152 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.
128 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1901 census.
1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1841 census.
38 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1851 census.
62 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.
15 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1871 census.
26 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1881 census.
52 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.
38 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1901 census.
Roll of Honour have a transcription of the war memorials and Ashburnham and Penhurst together with biographical information concerning the individuals listed.
Roll of Honour hanging in St Peter's Church
Ashburnham Place is now a Christian Converence Centre
The OPC database contains 69 poll register entries for people entitled to vote in this parish.
There are no protestation returns for this parish in the OPC database.
The OPC database contains 16 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.
Ashburnham Past - a potted history of Asburnham Village
There are 19 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.
The OPC database contains 5 postal directory entries for this parish, (breakdown below).
3 entries from the 1791 Universal British Directory.
2 entries from the 1832 Pigot's Directory of Sussex.
The OPC database contains the following directory sections which cover this parish.
1791 Universal British Directory for Battel.
1832 Pigot's Directory of Sussex for Battle.
1909 Kelly's Directory for Ashburnham
1911 Kelly's Directory for Ashburnham
There are no books about this parish in the Sussex OPC Bibliography.
There are 12 articles about this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.
There are no people from this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Society Members Index.
The OPC database contains no wills of people who lived in this parish.
The OPC database contains no wills that mention this parish.
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