About Ewhurst

The Parish of Ewhurst lies within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the Rother District of East Sussex, UK.

It comprises the villages of Staplecross and Ewhurst Green and the smaller settlement of Cripps Corner - each of which is served by a public house!

The parish covers 23.64 square kilometres (9.13 square miles) and includes a number of Northiam and Bodiam postal addresses.

The B2165 runs east to west across the southern expanse of the parish - with the A229 running south-north at the western edge. The A21 (Hastings-Lewisham) trunk road is a few miles to the west. Robertsbridge provides the nearest mainline railway station and the closest market towns are Battle (to the south-west) and Rye (south-east).

A map of the parish, indicating the locations of our two parish churches - St Marks (Staplecross) and James the Great (Ewhurst Green) - and showing the parish boundary, may be found here.

Unlike an increasing number of rural areas, the parish continues to benefit from having a Post Office - which doubles as a small convenience store - in Staplecross.

Although Bodiam station (home of the Kent & East Sussex Railway) lies just just within the Parish, Bodiam Castle, sits within the neighbouring parish of Bodiam.

A Rural Tapestry - published  by Ewhurst Parish Council in November 1999 to mark the approaching millennium - provides a fascinating illustrated history of the parish. A number of copies remain, cover price £5.00. Please contact us if you are interested in acquiring a copy.

 

'Bodiam Castle from the Herdman Playing Field' (top image) is copyright Margaret Whitaker.