11 Facts About Uckfield


Uckfield is a town in the Wealden District of East Sussex in South East England.

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Uckfield developed as a stopping-off point on the pilgrimage route between Canterbury, Chichester and Lewes.

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Uckfield was part of the Archbishop's extensive Manor of South Malling.

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MP for Uckfield was previously Charles Hendry, the town falling within the constituency of Wealden.

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Town of Uckfield has grown up as a road hub, and on the crossing point of the River Uck.

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Parts of Uckfield, owing to its location on the river, have been subject to extensive flooding on a number of occasions, the earliest recorded being in 1852.

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Uckfield is connected to London Bridge station by Southern services on its Oxted Line via East Croydon.

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Until 1969 the rail link continued to Lewes; after it was closed Uckfield became the terminus; the station building was rebuilt in 1991 to allow the removal of a level crossing.

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Uckfield was the last place Lord Lucan was seen, at Grants Hill House, the home of his friends Ian and Susan Maxwell-Scott.

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Uckfield was engaged in a long-running dispute with the Ramblers' Association about a local footpath running through his land.

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Uckfield is twinned with the town of Quickborn, Germany and with Arques-la-Bataille, France.

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