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Rotherfield Hall [als The Hall]  Treblers Road    Rotherfield  
Rotherfield Hall in 1928
Rotherfield Hall in 1928
This and other private drives in the district are made pleasing in colour by the red brick dust that is used as a surface to them. We pass through a dense grove of trees, valuable from the shelter that they provide in an exposed position, before coming to the wide and spacious forecourt. This walled-in formal approach was part of the design of Mr. Francis Inigo Thomas when he added to the original old house, converting it into a handsome home for the late Sir Lindsay Lindsay-Hogg. Mr. Thomas was, in early days, a pupil of the great architect Mr. G. F. Bodley, and so his training under this distinguished man, together with his own talent, fitted him well for the task. The lay-out of Rotherfield Hall, both in regard to the interior and exterior, is impressive and dignified. The whole has been so skilfully done that as you approach the front door it is hardly possible to believe that the entire building is not ancient.
extract from Viscountess Wolseley's Rotherfield Hall


Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1928Rotherfield - The Story of some Wealden Manors by Catharine Pulleinp. 44; p. 56; p. 59; p. 62; p. 77; p. 278; p. 279; p. 323; p. 444
1928Historic Houses of Sussex - Rotherfield Hall by Viscountess Wolseley ⇒ p. 274

Historical records

1296Subsidy/tax list4s 0dJohn ater HalleHalle, Village of Suthborgh, Hundred of RetherfeldPullein's Rotherfield

1327Subsidy/tax list11s 6 1/2dWerrina de CulverdeneCulverdene, Village of Retherfeld, Hundred of RetherfeldPullein's Rotherfield

1327Subsidy/tax list2s 6 1/4dJohn ater HalleHalle, Village of Retherfeld, Hundred of RetherfeldPullein's Rotherfield

1332Subsidy/tax list5s 9 1/2dJohn ater HalleHalle, Village of Rutherfeld, Hundred of RutherfeldPullein's Rotherfield

c 1350Tenant listJohn ater HalleOne messuage and 80 acres of land and a water mill, RetherfeldePullein's Rotherfield

c 1350Tenant listWilliam SlomanOne messuage and 10 acres at le Hall, RetherfeldePullein's Rotherfield

6th Oct 1568HistoryHawlePullein's Rotherfield

Christopher Lucke died seised of the manor of Hawle and of a capital messuage and sixty acres of land, meadow, pasture and wood in Retherfeld held of Henry Nevill, Knight. Lord Abergavenny, as of his manor of Retherfeld in socage by fealty and rent of 12s and they are worth 40s yearly. And of a lane leading from the said capital messuage to Maynard's Gate which is held of the same by fealty and a rent of 1d. He died 14th July 9 Eliz., and his son Edward Lucke is aged 6 years


1741 to 1784TenantJohn AlchorneHallPullein's Rotherfield

1785The Manor of HallThe Manor of Hall, Rotherfield painted by Donald MacbethPullein's Rotherfield

1786HeadWilliam AllcorneThe Hall FarmPullein's Rotherfield

6th Jan 1816BirthAlfred Alchorne, Inland Revenue officerThe Hall FarmRotherfield Parish Registers

29th Apr 1819BirthFrederick Alchorne, farmerHall Farm

c 1825Rotherfield, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodHall Farm

1834BirthAnnesley AllcornHallRotherfield Parish Registers

1834 to 1843AddressHead, widowedAnna Maria Hider [Alchorne]The Hall FarmPullein's Rotherfield

1836BirthFrances Cottington [Alchorne]HallRotherfield Parish Registers

16th Mar 1839BirthAlfred AllcornHallRotherfield Parish Registers

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Alcorn, M, Head, age 68, born SussexWilliam AlchorneHall Farm1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusElzabeth Alcorn, F, [Wife], age 65 to 69, born SussexElizabeth Alchorne [Killick]
6th Jun 1841CensusJames Alcorn, M, [Son], age 29, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Alchorne, gamekeeper
6th Jun 1841CensusHarriet Alcorn, F, [Daughter], age 27, born SussexHarriett Alchorne
6th Jun 1841CensusFrederick Alcorn, M, [Son], age 22, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerFrederick Alchorne, farmer
6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Alcorn, M, [Grand-son], age 12, born SussexWilliam George Corke [Alchorne]
6th Jun 1841CensusAnsley Alcorn, F, [Grand-daughter], age 6, born SussexAnnesley Allcorn
6th Jun 1841CensusFrances Alcorn, F, [Grand-daughter], age 4, born SussexFrances Cottington [Alchorne]
6th Jun 1841CensusLucy Killick, F, [Lodger], age 38, born SussexLucy Killick
6th Jun 1841CensusEmily Killick, F, [Lodger's daughter], age 5 months, born SussexEmily Killick
6th Jun 1841CensusLucy Burtenshaw, F, age 12, born SussexLucy Ann Burtenshaw
6th Jun 1841CensusJames Alcorn, M, age 26, born Sussex; occupation: servantJames Allcorn
6th Jun 1841CensusJoseph Martin, M, age 22, born Sussex; occupation ServantJoseph Martin
6th Jun 1841CensusGeorge Martin, M, age 18, born Sussex; occupation ServantGeorge Martin
6th Jun 1841CensusPhoebe Alcorn, F, age 18, born Sussex; occupation: servantPhoebe Wickens [Allcorn]
6th Jun 1841CensusCatherine Lockyer, F, [Visitor], age 50 to 54, born SussexCatherine Lockyer

13th May 1842BirthAlfred AllcornHallRotherfield Parish Registers

1851Allcorn, Mrs. ElizabethElizabeth Alchorne [Killick]HallPost Office Directory

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, widowed, employs 10 people; occupation: farmerElizabeth Alchorne [Killick]Hall1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterHarriett Alchorne
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: farm bailiffFrederick Alchorne, farmer
30th Mar 1851CensusGrandson; occupation: farm labourerWilliam George Corke [Alchorne]
30th Mar 1851CensusGrandson; occupation: scholarAlfred Allcorn
30th Mar 1851CensusGrand-son; occupation: farm labourerEdwin Exeter Hider, surveyor of highways
30th Mar 1851CensusGrand-son; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Hider, farmer
30th Mar 1851CensusServant, occupation: general servantElizabeth Cottington
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation Farm LabourerFrederick Martin
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation Farm LabourerAmos Sands

7th Apr 1861CensusHenry Bligh, M, Head, married, age 26, born London, Middlesex; occupation: J.P. and farmer of 256 acres employing 8 labourers and 2 boysHenry Bligh, J.P. and farmerHall1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusEmma Bligh, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Ryde, Isle of WightEmma Bligh
7th Apr 1861CensusGertrude Bligh, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexGertrude Bligh
7th Apr 1861CensusEdward Armytage, M, Visitor, married, age 22, born London, MiddlesexEdward Armytage
7th Apr 1861CensusElizabeth Scott, F, Servant, single, age 44, born Askrigg, Yorkshire; occupation: nurseElizabeth Scott
7th Apr 1861CensusAnn Anslow, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Canterbury, Kent; occupation: cookAnn Anslow
7th Apr 1861CensusElizabeth Thompson, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Eversholt, Bedfordshire; occupation: housemaidElizabeth Thompson
7th Apr 1861CensusBenjamin Collins, M, Servant, single, age 16, born Cobham, Kent; occupation: indoor servantBenjamin Collins

7th Apr 1861CensusEdwin Hyder, M, Head, married, age 30, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerEdwin Exeter Hider, surveyor of highwaysHall1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusAnsley Hyder, F, Wife, married, age 29Annesley Hyder [Rawlings]
7th Apr 1861CensusAnna Hyder, F, Daughter, age 3, born Rotherfield, SussexAnna Maria Southon [Hyder]
7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Hyder, M, Son, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexWilliam Exeter Hyder
7th Apr 1861CensusEdith Hyder, F, Daughter, age 4m, born Rotherfield, SussexEdith Hyder
7th Apr 1861CensusMary Allcorn, F, Servant, single, age 22; occupation: general servantMary Allcorn

1867Directory entryMasterman Thomas William, esq., HallHallPost Office Directory
The Hall is a square, stone-built residence, very ancient, and pleasantly situated ; it is in the Elizabethan style : the dining-room is oak panelled, in good preservation ; in the drawing-room is a curious stone chimney-piece, over which is an oak beam carved with initials, nearly obliterated

2nd Apr 1871CensusHenry Dodd, M, Head, single, age 69, born Hackney, Middlesex; occupation: landholder, farmer and contractor & member of Metropolitan B.W. employing 29 men and 16 boysHenry Dodd, landholder, farmer and contractorHall1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusHenry Dodd, M, Cousin, married, age 57, born Farnham Royal, Buckinghamshire; occupation: contractor's clerkHenry Dodd
2nd Apr 1871CensusMary A Dodd, F, Cousin, married, age 53, born Hungerford, Berkshire; occupation: housekeeperMary A. Dodd
2nd Apr 1871CensusAnne Long, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Hayes, Middlesex; occupation: general servantAnne Long

1874Directory entryDodd Henry, HallHallPost Office Directory
The Hall, the seat of Henry Dodd, esq., is a square stone-built residence, very ancient, and pleasantly situated ; it is in the Elizabethan style : the dining-room is oak-panelled, in good preservation: in the drawing-room is a curious stone chimney-piece, over which is an oak beam carved with initials, nearly obliterated.

c 1875Jarvis Brook, Maynards Gate & The Hall, South East of Crowborough - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyThe Hall

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Peerless, M, Head, married, age 67, born Rotherfield; occupation GardenerWilliam PeerlessHall Cottage1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusMaria Peerless, F, Wife, married, age 66, born EssexMaria Peerless

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Dodd, M, Head, single, age 80, born Middlesex; occupation: landed proprietorHenry Dodd, landed proprietorThe Hall1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Ann Dodd, F, Cousin, widowed, age 57, born Wiltshire; occupation: housekeeperMary Ann Dodd
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlice Elphick, F, Serv, age 21, born Rotherfield; occupation: domestic servantAlice Elphick

1882Directory entryBrooke Charles, The HallThe HallKelly's Directory

1882Directory entryBrooke George, The HallThe HallKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Barton, M, Head, widowed, age 52, born Woodford, Essex, occupation: gardenerJohn Barton, gardenerThe Hall Cottage1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusHarriet Elizabeth Barton, F, Daughter, single, age 29, born Holborn, London, occupation: housekeeperHarriet Elizabeth Barton
5th Apr 1891CensusEliza Ann Barton, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born Walthamstow, Essex, occupation: assistant in dining room at innEliza Ann Barton
5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Thomas Barton, M, Son, single, age 18, born Walthamstow, Essex, occupation: groomJohn Thomas Barton
5th Apr 1891CensusJoseph Frederick Barton, M, Son, single, age 16, born Walthamstow, Essex, occupation: under gardenerJoseph Frederick Barton
5th Apr 1891CensusFlorence Rhoda Barton, F, Daughter, age 13, born Walthamstow, Essex, occupation: scholarFlorence Rhoda Barton

5th Apr 1891CensusBenjamin Wickens, M, Head, married, age 57, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerBenjamin Wickens, farmerThe Hall Cottage1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge Wickens, M, Son, single, age 23, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerGeorge Wickens
5th Apr 1891CensusRhoda Wickens, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Rotherfield, SussexRhoda Wickens
5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge Bassett, M, Servant, single, age 30, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm servantGeorge Bassett
5th Apr 1891CensusLizzie Knight, F, Visitor, age 12, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarLizzie Knight

c 1899Rotherfield Hall, South East of Crowborough - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyRotherfield Hall

c 1900Rotherfield HallRotherfield Hall, RotherfieldPrivate collection

1909The East Fašade, Rotherfield HallThe East Fašade, Rotherfield Hallreproduced with the permission of Country Life

1909Western Terrace Ascent, Rotherfield HallWestern Terrace Ascent, Rotherfield Hallreproduced with the permission of Country Life

1909Ascent to Bowling Green, Rotherfield HallAscent to Bowling Green, Rotherfield Hallreproduced with the permission of Country Life

1909The West Front, Rotherfield HallThe West Front, Rotherfield Hallreproduced with the permission of Country Life

1909Loggia on the South End, Rotherfield HallLoggia on the South End, Rotherfield Hallreproduced with the permission of Country Life

1909From the East, Rotherfield HallFrom the East, Rotherfield Hallreproduced with the permission of Country Life

1909The Drive-in, Rotherfield HallThe Drive-in, Rotherfield Hallreproduced with the permission of Country Life

1909From the North end of the Paved Terrace, Rotherfield HallFrom the North end of the Paved Terrace, Rotherfield Hallreproduced with the permission of Country Life

1909Garden House, Rotherfield HallGarden House, Rotherfield Hallreproduced with the permission of Country Life

1909South End of the Western Terrace, Rotherfield HallSouth End of the Western Terrace, Rotherfield Hallreproduced with the permission of Country Life

1909Evening on the West Terrace, Rotherfield HallEvening on the West Terrace, Rotherfield Hallreproduced with the permission of Country Life

1909South End of the West Front, Rotherfield HallSouth End of the West Front, Rotherfield Hallreproduced with the permission of Country Life

1909On the Paved Terrace, Rotherfield HallOn the Paved Terrace, Rotherfield Hallreproduced with the permission of Country Life

1910Rotherfield HallRotherfield Hall photographed by A.H. Homewood, Burgess HillPrivate collection

1910Rotherfield HallRotherfield HallBill Chewter's records

1928Dewland Manor in 1675Dewland Manor in 1675 by Catherine PulleinManor of HallPullein's Rotherfield
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