High Weald

Description: Crowborough was once a beacon, and the high point of the town is over 800 feet with the town spreading out from this ancient site and was most favoured by smugglers who could ensure the approach of excise men was observed well in advance. Crowborough's most famous resident was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who lived in Windlesham Manor for the last 22 years of his life. The present town developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as an outpost of Tunbridge Wells for the newly enriched middle classes and in the second half of the 20th century the population expanded threefold from 7,000 to 21,000.
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