Whitemans Green

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Whiteman's Green
Whiteman's Green is located in West Sussex
Whiteman's Green
Whiteman's Green
 Whiteman's Green shown within West Sussex
OS grid reference TQ305245
Civil parish Cuckfield
District Mid Sussex
Shire county West Sussex
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town REDHILL
Postcode district RH17
Dialling code 01444
Police Sussex
Fire West Sussex
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Mid Sussex
List of places
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Coordinates: 51°00′20″N 0°08′26″W / 51.0055°N 0.1406°W / 51.0055; -0.1406

Whiteman's Green is a place in the north of the large village and civil parish of Cuckfield in the Mid Sussex District of West Sussex, England. It is located on the southern slopes of the Weald, two miles (3.2 km) west of Haywards Heath and surrounded on other sides by Cuckfield Rural civil parish. The area was designated a conservation area in 1989. There are five listed buildings, the earliest of which dates back to the 15th century.[1]

History[edit]

In 1822 Gideon Mantell discovered the fossilised remains of the first dinosaur to be found in England in a quarry at Whiteman's Green. In 1944 one of the three V-1 flying bomb to land on England the first night they were used fell at Mizbrooks Farm just to the west.[2]

Facilities[edit]

Whiteman's Green has its own Post Office incorporated into the local shop. There is a petrol station which serves Cuckfield, and traffic heading to the A23 road. Cuckfield Golf Course is located to the west of Whiteman's Green, along with Cuckfield's largest pet store. Whiteman's Green in also home to the Ship Inn, and a second hand car dealership.

Recreation[edit]

Whiteman's Green has a large recreation ground, home to the local football team, Cuckfield Cosmos, and neighbouring town Haywards Heath's Rugby Team. The ground is also regularly used by kitesurfers due to the strong winds often present. A recent addition to this area is the Skate Park. Parking is limited, and at busy times, namely Saturday mornings, cars park along the main road. Calls for parking restrictions or car park expansion have been made by local residents of Mill Hall. A skate park is now in place on the green itself. The Ship Inn is a notable public house situated in Whiteman's Green, and is the location of the Brook Street Rowing Club's annual dinner.

Mill Hall[edit]

Mill Hall was a school for the deaf, first opened just after the second world war. The first headmistress was Mrs Crosby. It closed in the 1990s with the opening of Court Meadow school in Cuckfield. It has since been developed into housing, and until recently was home to Mill Hall School Day Nursery - which closed in 2008.


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