High Weald

Description: Staplefield, is a most attractive village three miles north-west of Cuckfield. The name includes an ending common in Sussex which indicates a 'clearing in dense forest'. Former local industry is recalled by the Jolly Tanners Inn. Tanning was carried out in Tanyard Lane, and the pits for soaking the hides were at the Grange.

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