Appendix. Newmarket Farm

Newmarket Farm photo possibly taken in about 1924. From a collection of photos by Capt. Bertie Hubbard Maclaren. Brighton & Hove Royal Pavilion and Museums, ref. HA930078.

Newmarket Farm photo probably taken before 1934. From a collection of photos by Capt. Bertie Hubbard Maclaren. Brighton & Hove Royal Pavilion and Museums, ref. HA930078.

The Newmarket Farm consisted of a cottage and barns built in about 1830, covering an area of 0 acres, 1 rood, 1 perch, enclosed by a flint wall with brick quoins. The pointing between the flints was double struck, such as is typical for the parish of Kingston near Lewes to which it belonged. The cottage was gable fronted, of flint and brick, with a Welsh slate roof. It was situated in a hollow immediately above a steep sided valley, a short distance to the east and south of the highest hill in the Parish of Kingston near Lewes. The ground sloped from west to east, and the cottage, farmyard and barns were terraced into the hillside – the farmyard occupying the higher ground. The garden gate opened onto a yard in front of the , diagonally across which ran a path to the front door, and was paved with large slabs of flint. This yard was later built up with domestic rubbish – broken ceramics, glassware, metal and ash from the fire. It was remodelled in the early 1930s – a rectilinear path was completed Through the front door into a scullery or wash-house , there was a narrow staircase on the right to 3 bedrooms, a scullery on the left, with off, and a parlour on the right. By 1934 the pump and water tank may have fallen out of use; water was obtained from a well by the back of the house.

Farmyard: A barn (one bay of which was fitted for use as a water tank), open cattle lodge (or hovel), stable, hay room, and lean-to wagon lodge.

Date Owner            `Manager'           Tenant
1830 Thomas Rogers’   Henry Rogers        ?
     Trust;                               
     James Hodson                         
     and John King                        
     —Newmarket Farm built                     
1833 Goring Estate    "     "             ?
1841 "      "         "     "             William Davies(?)
1842 "      "         Anthony W. Hodson,  "       "
                      James Hodson        
1851 "      "         James Hodson        John Rich(?)
1861 "      "         "     "             "    "
1868 "      "         "     "             David Baldy
1871 "      "         Richard J. Woodman  James Timms(?)
1880 "      "         James Stacey        ?
1881 "      "         "     "             David Davey
1891 "      "         "     "             Charles Barrow(?)
1895 "      "         John Hodson         ?
1901 "      "         "     "             David Davey
1908 "      "         Henry F. Howell     ?   
1911 Henry F. Howell  ?                   Frederick Moon
1920 "        "       ?                   "         "
1921 Oscar Selbach    Benjamin Edwards    ?
1924 "     "          "        "          Benjamin Edwards?
1925 Brighton Corp.   Guy Henry Woodman   ?
1933 "        "       "   "     "         Henry James
1934 "        "       "   "     "         Alfred Jones?
1934 "        "       "   "     "         Edward Phipps
1938 "        "       A. W. H. Dalgety(?) Reginald Latham
1942 "        "       Requisitioned       -
                      by military
1975-present  " "     Natural England     -

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