Maresfield, (East Sussex)

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Maresfield is situated just north of Uckfield; the name is derived from the Anglo-Saxon Meresfield, meaning a field with a marsh or pool in it.

The parishes of Nutley and Fairwarp were were formerly part of the ancient Maresfield parish.

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In 1743 the Chequers Hotel was built as a coaching inn on the Brighton to London stagecoach route.

Other Maresfield parishes:

Fairwarp, Nutley.

Places of worship:

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

Dudeney Chapel

St Bartholomew

Census returns:

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

People born in this parish but residing elsewhere:

4 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1851 census.

15 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.

7 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1871 census.

3 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.

1 individual in the OPC Database for the 1901 census.

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


Grid reference: 546600, 124000 ~ View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Poll Registers:

The OPC database contains 121 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 32 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.


There are 51 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.

Postal directories:

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

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

1840 Pigot Directory for Maresfield


There are no books about this parish in the Sussex OPC Bibliography.

There are 6 articles about this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.

There are 15 people from this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Society Members Index.


The OPC database contains 1 will of someone who lived in this parish.

The OPC database contains 2 wills which mention this parish.

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