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Danehill, East Sussex

Coordinates: 51°02′N 0°00′E / 51.03°N 0.00°E / 51.03; 0.00
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Danehill village
Danehill is located in East Sussex
Location within East Sussex
Area22.7 km2 (8.8 sq mi) [1]
Population1,957 (Parish-2011)[2]
• Density220/sq mi (85/km2)
OS grid referenceTQ402275
• London33 miles (53 km) N
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtRH17
Dialling code01825
FireEast Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
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East Sussex
51°02′N 0°00′E / 51.03°N 0.00°E / 51.03; 0.00

Danehill is a village in East Sussex, England.

Religious sites


There are two Anglican churches in the parish: one at Danehill (dedicated to All Saints) and the other at Chelwood Gate.[3]



There are two schools in the area: the state-run Danehill Church of England primary school[4] and the independent Cumnor House prep school.[5]

Culture and community


The public houses are Coach and Horses (Danehill)[6] and the Red Lion at Chelwood Gate.[citation needed] Musician Maurice Gibb lived in the village for some time.[7]

The Ashdown Weekend is a village event, begun in 1973 and serving to make money for different organisations in the village.[8]



The first written evidence of the village comes from 1265 and the first permanent houses from 1400. By 1660 the Red Round Inn became a stopping point for travellers between London and Lewes. After travellers continued to use Danehill's roads, the village decided to improve the roads which led to wealthy families moving into the area, such as John Baker Holroyd who moved into Sheffield Park in 1769 and was later to become the First Lord Sheffield.



The lowest tier of government for Danehill is the Parish Council.[9] The council has nine seats, for which eleven candidates stood in May 2007 with an elector turnout of 39.92%.[10] A November 2007 single seat by-election was uncontested.[11]

Wealden District Council is the next tier of government, for which Danehill is part of the Danehill/Fletching/Nutley ward, which had a population of 5,346 at the 2011 census.[12] The ward returns two councillors. The ward was uncontested in the May 2007 election and two Conservative councillors were returned.[13]

Danehill is represented at the East Sussex County Council as part of the Buxted Maresfield Ward. The May 2005 election returned the Conservative Councillor Anthony Reid.[14]

The parliamentary constituency for Danehill is Wealden.

Prior to Brexit in 2020, the village was part of the South East England constituency in the European Parliament.

Notable people


Janet Brown, married to Peter Butterworth. She was a regular on 1970's and 1980's tv shows, as a mimic - most famous for taking off the Prime Minister of the country at the time, Margaret Thatcher.


  1. ^ "East Sussex in Figures". East Sussex County Council. Archived from the original on 28 December 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2008.
  2. ^ "Population and households profile for Danehill (parish) - Wealden". East Sussex in Figures. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Danehill". A Church Near You website. Archbishops' Council. 2010. Archived from the original on 26 September 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Sandhill C.E. Primary School". Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Cumnor House Sussex". Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Coach and Horses Pub". The Coach and Horses. Archived from the original on 14 September 2008. Retrieved 11 May 2008.
  7. ^ "Family News Archive - Wedding Celebrations Part 3". Gibb Service International. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  8. ^ "The Ashdown Weekend". Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  9. ^ "Danehill Parish Council". Wealden District Council. Archived from the original on 4 June 2008. Retrieved 11 May 2008.
  10. ^ "Wealden District Council Parish Council Election" (PDF). Wealden. 3 May 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 October 2008.
  11. ^ "Parish of Danehill - result of un-contested election" (PDF). Retrieved 21 October 2020.
  12. ^ "Danehill/Fletching/Nutley ward population 2011". Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  13. ^ "District Council Elections" (PDF). Wealden District Council. 3 May 2007. p. 2. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 October 2008. Retrieved 11 May 2008.
  14. ^ "County Council Election, 5 May 2005". East Sussex County Council. Retrieved 11 May 2008.
  15. ^ a b "Danehill, (East Sussex)". Sussex Online Parish Clerks. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  16. ^ "No. 41608". The London Gazette (Supplement). 16 January 1959. p. 472.