Crowborough

All Saints Church
The statue of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle at Crowborough Cross

Town and civil parish in East Sussex, England, in the Weald at the edge of Ashdown Forest in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 7 miles south-west of Royal Tunbridge Wells and 33 miles (53 km) south of London.

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All Saints Church

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Wealden District

Local government district in East Sussex, England.

Local government district in East Sussex, England.

Wealden District Council after the 2019 election.

The towns have more than one ward: Crowborough has six; Hailsham, seven; Heathfield and Waldron, five; Uckfield, five; and Polegate, three.

Map of Ashdown Forest, showing, in green, the distribution of its common land. The major private enclosures are shown with abbreviated blue text.

Ashdown Forest

Ancient area of open heathland occupying the highest sandy ridge-top of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Ancient area of open heathland occupying the highest sandy ridge-top of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Map of Ashdown Forest, showing, in green, the distribution of its common land. The major private enclosures are shown with abbreviated blue text.
A geological north–south cross-section through the Wealden dome some 10 km east of Ashdown Forest
King's Standing, Ashdown Forest
Friends Clump
Golden-ringed dragonfly
Ashdown Forest viewed from the gardens of Standen house
Ashdown Forest's Hebridean sheep flock awaiting shearing
Cyclists crossing Ashdown Forest
The Ashdown Forest Centre
Nutley Windmill
Detail of the Airman's Grave at Ashdown Forest
The Hatch Inn, Coleman's Hatch, at an entrance to Ashdown Forest.
Poohsticks Bridge in Ashdown Forest
Memorial plaque dedicated to A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard at Gill's Lap
The agger of the London-Lewes Roman road, visible at Roman Road car park, Ashdown Forest.
A gate into Ashdown Forest at sunset

The town of Crowborough abuts the forest on its eastern side while the town of East Grinstead lies 3 mi to the north-west.

Bishop Wilton Wold (248 m Marilyn)

List of Marilyns in the British Isles

List of Marilyn hills and mountains in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Ireland by height.

List of Marilyn hills and mountains in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Ireland by height.

Bishop Wilton Wold (248 m Marilyn)
Stac an Armin (196 m Marilyn)

Not all Marilyns are even hills in the usual sense: Crowborough (242 m) sits in a town, whilst Bishop Wilton Wold highest point of the Yorkshire Wolds (248 m) lies alongside the A166 road.

Cottages in the main street of Rotherfield

Rotherfield

Village and civil parish in the Wealden District of East Sussex, England.

Village and civil parish in the Wealden District of East Sussex, England.

Cottages in the main street of Rotherfield
Mark Cross village sign
Church of St Denys

Until 1880, when a new ecclesiastical parish was formed, Crowborough was also part of the parish; in 1905 the latter became a civil parish in its own right.

County Hall, Lewes

East Sussex

County in South East England on the English Channel coast.

County in South East England on the English Channel coast.

County Hall, Lewes
Beachy Head and lighthouse, Eastbourne, East Sussex
Mermaid Street in Rye showing typically steep slope and cobbled surface
The Litlington White Horse in the village of Litlington
The A23, one of the major North-South routes.

Away from the coast lie former market towns such as Hailsham, Heathfield and Uckfield; Crowborough is a centre for the Ashdown Forest.

High Weald AONB

In south-east England.

In south-east England.

Two major towns, Tunbridge Wells and Crowborough, lie within the AONB but are excluded from it.

The church of St Peter and St Paul

Wadhurst

Market town in East Sussex, England.

Market town in East Sussex, England.

The church of St Peter and St Paul
Hall of Commemoration on High Street.

Wadhurst is situated on the Kent–Sussex border seven miles (11 km) east of Crowborough and about seven miles (11 km) south of Royal Tunbridge Wells.

View south across the Weald of Kent as seen from the North Downs Way near Detling

Weald

Area of South East England between the parallel chalk escarpments of the North and the South Downs.

Area of South East England between the parallel chalk escarpments of the North and the South Downs.

View south across the Weald of Kent as seen from the North Downs Way near Detling
Geology of south-eastern England showing the High Weald in yellow-green (9a) and the Low Weald in darker green (9); chalk downland is in pale green (6)
Geological section from north to south: High and Low Weald shown as one
The Forest of Anderida during the Roman occupation of Britain
Autumn, Weald of Kent (1904), by Benjamin Haughton

There are centres of settlement, the largest of which are Horsham, Burgess Hill, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Crowborough; and the area along the coast from Hastings and Bexhill-on-Sea to Rye and Hythe.

Brownlow in 2019

Kevin Brownlow

British film historian, television documentary-maker, filmmaker, author, and film editor.

British film historian, television documentary-maker, filmmaker, author, and film editor.

Brownlow in 2019

Brownlow was born in Crowborough, Sussex, the only child of Thomas Brownlow, an Irish commercial artist making film posters for The Rank Organisation and Disney, and his wife Ninya (née Fortnum), also an artist, who was the daughter of a Governor of Trinidad and Tobago.

Crowborough Athletic F.C.

Crowborough Athletic Football Club is a football club based in Crowborough, East Sussex, England.