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A Narrative of the trials of Rev Robert Bingham at Horsham 1811, by Rev. Robert B. A. Bingham, published 1811 (pamphlet, 239 pp.) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 4672]   View Online
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Bingham, curate at Maresfield, was charged with insurance fraud by the Union Fire Office. They alleged that he had set fire to his own house. He was found not guilty.

Parish of Maresfield, by Thomas Walker Horsfield, published 1835 in The History, Antiquities and Topography of the County of Sussex (vol. I, rape of Pevensey, pp.374-377) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2396][Lib 3211] & The Keep [LIB/507380][Lib/500087] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Parish of Mayfield, by Thomas Walker Horsfield, published 1835 in The History, Antiquities and Topography of the County of Sussex (vol. I, rape of Pevensey, pp.415-420) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2396][Lib 3211] & The Keep [LIB/507380][Lib/500087] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

The Free Chapels of Maresfield and Dudeney, by Rev. Edward Turner, published 1857 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 9, article, pp.41-44) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2094] & The Keep [LIB/500228] & S.A.S. library   View Online

Richard Kidder, Bishop of Bath and Wells and the Kidders of Maresfield, by Rev. Edward Turner, published 1857 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 9, article, pp.125-138) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2094] & The Keep [LIB/500228] & S.A.S. library   View Online

Maresfield, by Rev. Edward Turner, M.A., published 1862 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 14, article, pp.138-170) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2099] & The Keep [LIB/500233] & S.A.S. library   View Online

Richard Kidder, Bishop of Bath and Wells, by Mark Antony Lower, published 1865 in The Worthies of Sussex (pp.19-22) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 3208][Lib 3233][Lib 3304] & The Keep [LIB/503515][LIB/504913]

Eclipse of the Sun, observed on Wednesday, March 6, 1867, at Forest Lodge, Maresfield, Sussex, by W. Noble, published 3 August 1867 in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (vol. 27, no. 5, article, pp.185-186)

Forest Chapels. Dudeney Chapel, Maresfield, by Samuel Evershed, published 1868 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 20, notes & queries, pp.230-231) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2105] & The Keep [LIB/507132] & S.A.S. library   View Online

Maresfield, by Mark Antony Lower, M.A., published 1870 in A Compendious History of Sussex, Topographical, Archaeological & Anecdotal (vol. II, pp.41-44, Lewes: George P. Bacon) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8946][Lib 3315] & The Keep [LIB/500158]   View Online

Ordnance Survey Book of Reference to the plan of the Parish of Maresfield, published 1875 (London: H.M.S.O. & printed at George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode)   View Online

Brooker's Guide and Directory for Uckfield and District, containing Historical and Descriptive Accounts of Uckfield, Buxted, Framfield, Little Horsted, Isfield, Maresfield & Fletching, by J. Brooker, published 1888 (117 pp., Uckfield: J. Brooker) accessible at: East Sussex Libraries   View Online

The Partial Eclipse of the Sun, 1900 May 28, observed at Forest Lodge, Maresfield, Sussex, by W. Noble, published 6 August 1900 in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (vol. 60, no. 9, article, pp.594-595)

A Notice of Maresfield Forge in 1608, by W. V. Crake, B.A., published 1912 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 55, article, pp.278-283) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2140] & The Keep [LIB/500273] & S.A.S. library   View Online

Maresfield Place-names, by R. J. Streatfield, published February 1927 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. I no. 5, reply, p.159) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8950] & The Keep [LIB/500203] & S.A.S. library

Historic Houses of Sussex - The Marshall's Manor, Maresfield, by Viscountess Wolseley, published 1931 in Sussex County Magazine (vol. V no. 11, article, pp.709-713) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2310] & The Keep [LIB/500174]

Ashdown Forest, by Rev. W. Budgen, published November 1934 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. V no. 4, query, p.126) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2204][Lib 8223][Lib 8862] & The Keep [LIB/500207] & S.A.S. library

Maresfield Powder Mills, Furnace and Forge, by Joseph Pettitt, published 1976 in Wealden Iron Research Group (First Series No. 9, article, pp.19-21) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506558]   Download PDF
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Such is Straker's title in Wealden Iron (1931), p.400. This is at TQ 460 227. In his text, however, he says the Forge was shifted and in his interleaved map shows it halfway up to Maresfield Corn Mill at c.465 331. He uses a Furnace symbol: his practice was to use this for a combined site, as well as for a furnace, but he makes no mention of the shifting of the furnace.

Ashburnham Clock Dial and Maresfield Sketch-Map, by John H. Combridge, published August 1977 in Sussex Archæological Society Newsletter (no. 22, article, p.121, ISSN: 0307-2568) accessible at: S.A.S. library   Download PDF

A Martyr Descent, by Michael J. Burchall, published June 1978 in Sussex Family Historian (vol. 3 no. 5, article, pp.137-140) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 7967] & The Keep [LIB/501255] & CD SFH40 from S.F.H.G.
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A family tree from John Morris 1490 - whose wife and son were burned at the stake for protestant belief. Article covers the years 1465 - 1973 in the parish of Heathfield, Buxted, Maresfield and Victoria Australia

Wealden Iron in Maresfield, by Joseph Pettitt, published 1980 in Wealden Iron Research Group (First Series No. 17, article, pp.8-9) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506558]   Download PDF

Field Group Notes: Maresfield and Uckfield Bypass Forays>, by C. F. Tebbutt, published 1982 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 2, report, pp.6-11) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506559]   Download PDF

The Proposed Maresfield and Uckfield bypasses: a Fieldwalk Survey including Maresfield Park and Cave, by C. Frederick Tebbutt and A. G. Woodcock, published 1983 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 121, archaeological note, pp.190-193) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8902] & The Keep [LIB/500308] & S.A.S. library

Langles Furnace and Forge Site Survey 1986/7, by D. M. Meades, published 1988 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 8, article, pp.48-53, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506560]   Download PDF
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The WIRG Field Group surveyed this site as part of its 1986/7 winter programme. This account supplements and revises the information given in the gazetteer of The Iron Industry of the Weald, 341, which notes that the furnace was worked by Ralph Hogge in the late 16th century (Crossley (1974), 48-79) and that map of 1653 indicates a forge with two wheels at the west end of the bay (ESRO SAS E/9).

East Sussex Census 1851 Index: Fletching, Maresfield and Buxted, by June C. Barnes, published 20 March 1990 (vol. 16, booklet, 80 pp., C. J. Barnes & printed at Battle Instant Print Ltd., ISBN-10: 1870264150 & ISBN-13: 9781870264150) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 11245] & The Keep [LIB/503434] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Religious Survey 1851 - Uckfield district, edited by John A. Vickers, published August 1990 in The Religious Census of Sussex 1851 (Sussex Record Society, vol. 75, pp.51-58, ISBN-10: 085445036X & ISBN-13: 9780854450367) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 10578][Lib 13824] & The Keep [LIB/500452][LIB/507827] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries
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Uckfield district incl. Rotherfield, Mayfield, Framfield, East Hoathly, Waldron, Isfield, Maresfield, Fletching & Buxted

Maresfield - Land Tax 1785, edited by Roger Davey, published 1991 in East Sussex Land Tax, 1785 (Sussex Record Society, vol. 77, pp.151-153, ISBN-10: 0854450386 & ISBN-13: 9780854450381) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 11681][Lib 13075] & The Keep [LIB/500454][Lib/507860] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Maresfield, by Betty Turner, published 1 October 1991 (xii + 112 pp., published by the author, ISBN-10: 0951788108 & ISBN-13: 9780951788103) accessible at: British Library & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries
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At the top of Underhill to the north of the Chequers Inn is one of the iron milestones with painted bells and numerals which mark the road across Ashdown Forest. These were placed by the Duke of Newcastle who was accustomed to follow the road on his regular trips to London.
The iron represents what was then the main industry of the area and the bell, the Bow Bells of London. It is difficult today to imagine that in the 17th century, Sussex had 42 forges and 27 furnaces. Sussex guns and shot played a big part in conflicts on land and at sea. Cannon balls had previously been made of stone as used by Henry V. The first iron cannon was cast by Ralph Hogge at Busted in i543. Ralph Hogge's father-in-law was Master of the Game in Ashdown Forest.
Iron was used for more peaceful purposes too. There are examples in the ?reback in the Chequers Inn. Iron slabs were also used as tombstones and iron rails enclosed family vaults. Most parkland was fenced by iron railings.
There were three large forges in the parish: at Oldlands, Old Forge, and The Forge where the Powder Mills later stood. Oldlands is thought to be the oldest as a number of Roman coins and pottery have been found. Roman ironworks are also known to have existed some I2 miles away at Chiddingly.
During the construction of the Maresfield Bypass at Lampool the 40 milestone disappeared but the contractors provided a specially made replica in order not to break the sequence.

A Maresfield entrepreneur. William Wood and Woodlands Nurseries, by Barbara Abbs, published 1994 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 132, article, pp.161-172) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 12979] & The Keep [LIB/500294] & S.A.S. library

Memories of the Royal Corps of Signals Tandem Display Team and the move from Maresfield, by E. G. Heasman, published 1996 in Journal of the Royal Signals Institution (vol. 23, no. 3, article, pp.172-175)

Oldlands Furnace, Marshalls and the Nutt family, by Pam Combes, published 1996 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 16, article, pp.13-16, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506563]   Download PDF
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The origins of the Nutt family are obscure. Although Mark Anthony Lower believed John Nutt to be the son of a London merchant, he cites no authority for the statement. However, by 1616 John Nutt was rector of Bexhill, rector of Berwick and at some time a prebendary of Chichester. He was deprived of the living of Bexhill during the Commonwealth (1644-5) but remained rector of Berwick until his death in 1653. He was undoubtedly a man of substance, eventually purchasing the lordship of Berwick manor from the Earl of Dorset in 1651. Although he presumably lived in the substantial parsonage he built at Berwick, later in life his home was Mays in Selmeston.

Maresfield - 18c. Schools, edited by John Caffyn, published 1998 in Sussex Schools in the 18th Century (Sussex Record Society, vol. 81, pp.193-194, ISBN-10: 0854450424 & ISBN-13: 9780854450428) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 13825][Lib 13828] & The Keep [LIB/500458][Lib/507864] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries

Field Notes: Two bloomeries in Maresfield, Sussex, compiled by J. S. Hodgkinson, published 1998 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 18, report, pp.2-7, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506565]   Download PDF

The Millennium Walk, and 8 circular walks in the parish of Maresfield, published 2000 (24 pp., Maresfield Parish Council) accessible at: British Library

Field Notes: A Romano-British bloomery in Maresfield East Sussex, compiled by J. S. Hodgkinson, published 2001 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 21, report, pp.2-8, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/506568]   Download PDF

Field Notes: Two bloomery sites in Maresfield, East Sussex, compiled by J. S. Hodgkinson, published 2005 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 25, report, pp.2-9, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/506572]   Download PDF

1841 Census vol.18 - Maresfield area, published 2006 by PBN Publications (Ref: BPCT, CD-ROM, ISBN-10: 1905347278)

Field Notes: A Roman-British bloomery in Maresfield, A Late Iron Age bloomery in Maresfield and A bloomery site in Maresfield, compiled by J. S. Hodgkinson, published 2006 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 26, report, pp.2-5, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/506573]   Download PDF

Field Notes: A Romano-British Bloomery site in Maresfield, East Sussex, compiled by J. S. Hodgkinson, published 2007 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 27, report, pp.2-5, ISSN: 0266-4402) accessible at: The Keep [LIB/506574]   Download PDF

Maresfield, St. Bartholomew - Church monuments, edited by Nigel Llewellyn, published 2011 in East Sussex Church Monuments, 1530-1830 (Sussex Record Society, vol. 93, pp.225-227, ISBN-10: 0854450750 & ISBN-13: 9780854450756) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 17926] & The Keep [LIB/500470][LIB/507876] & West Sussex Libraries & East Sussex Libraries   View Online

The Trials of The Rev. Robert Bingham, Curate of Maresfield, in Sussex, on A Charge of Sending an Incendiary Letter, and of Setting Fire to his Dwelling-House, Before The Lord Chief Baron, At Horsham, March 26th, 1811, by Adams, published 21 February 2012 (248 pp., Gale, Making of Modern Law, ISBN-10: 1275554105 & ISBN-13: 9781275554108)

Know Sussex villages : unbelievably true tales of endeavour, love, hate, deception and scandal : West Tarring, Upper Dicker, Buxted, Rusper, Maresfield, Baldslow / Roy Lewis, by Roy Lewis, published 9 April 2015 (150 pp., Country Books, ISBN-10: 1910489093 & ISBN-13: 9781910489093) accessible at: British Library