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Pages of maps from the history of Horsted Keynes - Please look here for more details.


An Active Map of Horsted Keynes.
Less than 2000 souls in the heart of the Sussex countryside.
5 miles from Haywards Heath, 6 miles from East Grinstead.
About 12 miles from Gatwick Airport.
One of the few places in the South East where it's
still dark at night !
Oh, and of course it's one of the homes of

The Bluebell Railway.


Click on the map for modern aerial photograph or larger and smaller scale.

 

Horsted Keynes in 1947


The original shows a much larger area in far greater detail.

We have just found a fascinating aerial view of the village taken on 10th April 1947. Until we sort out whether we can reproduce a full size copy on the village web site you can view it by clicking the above thumbnail detail image which will open in a new window.

This was a very interesting time in the history of our village. The war had just ended but modern development had not yet started. There are numerous points of interest including a photo of the Nisan hut in Station Road opposite The Martindale Centre where the Home Guard trained during the war.

In the same part of the village you can also see that they had just started work on the new estate on the corner of Sugar Lane and Lewes Road.
It went on to become Jefferies.

Bonfire Lane stopped in the middle of a field; Hamsland and Challoners being still just a twinkle in the planners eye!

Remember, when downloaded the photo will look tiny on your browser window, but if you click anywhere on the screen it should expand to full size from where you can zoom in to see a greater amount of detail.

Whilst not specifically covering Horsted Keynes this might be of some interest to readers

 

Seeing the wood for the trees

 

 

Do you own land between Tunbridge wells and Crawley? If so we can help you find out about the history of your land using the latest LiDar technology. 

 

A LiDar survey has been parted funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund. LiDAR (light detection and ranging) is a survey technique which transmits laser pulses from a plane to the ground. The results are then modelled on a computer and the vegetation is stripped away to show the shape of the ground.  LiDar is revealing a hidden world of sunken tracks, quarries, lost fields and industrial sites.  This is showing us the landscape has been pretty busy in the past few thousand years and in many cases it is possible to interpret the marks left in the ground by man’s past activity. 

 

To find out if your land is covered by the LiDar survey and download free LiDar images visit www.highweald.org/archaeology  if you’re interested in finding out more about the history of your land we are also offering free visits to landowners (with land of 1 acre or more) in your area.

 

Contact Matt Pitts the High Weald’s Cultural landscape advisor for details 01580 879500

 

 
   
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