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The Lodge, Newtimber Place
Newtimber is located in West Sussex
Location within West Sussex
Area6.95 km2 (2.68 sq mi) [1]
Population96 [1] 2001 Census
• Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTQ271138
• London41 miles (66 km) N
Civil parish
  • Newtimber
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtBN6
Dialling code01273
FireWest Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
WebsiteNewtimber Parish
List of places
West Sussex
50°54′35″N 0°11′36″W / 50.90961°N 0.19324°W / 50.90961; -0.19324Coordinates: 50°54′35″N 0°11′36″W / 50.90961°N 0.19324°W / 50.90961; -0.19324

Newtimber is a small village and civil parish in the Mid Sussex District of West Sussex, England. It is located north-west of Brighton, and is named after Newtimber Place; the parish also includes the hamlet of Saddlescombe. The parish lies almost wholly with the South Downs National Park, with the exception of a small section of the parish north of the B2117 road. The planning authority for Newtimber is therefore the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA), the statutory planning authority for the National Park area.[2]

The parish covers an area of 695 hectares (1,720 acres). At the 2011 Census the population was included in the civil parish of Poynings.

Listed Buildings and Scheduled Monuments[edit]

Newtimber civil parish contains 12 listed buildings. Of these, one is Grade I, one is Grade II* and the remaining 10 buildings are Grade II. The parish contains three scheduled monuments.

Listed buildings[edit]

Grade I listed buildings:

  • Newtimber Place (List Entry Number 1025629), a moated house; the oldest portion was built by the Bellingham family in the 16th century, but the main portion dates from the late 17th century.[3]

Grade II* listed buildings:

  • The Parish Church of St John Evangelist (List Entry Number 1354879), essentially 13th century, though the medieval work has been largely overlaid by restoration work in 1875; the tower was added in 1839.[4]

Scheduled monuments[edit]

  • Bowl barrow on North Hill (List Entry Number 1014949), a circular mound with a deep central hollow, indicating partial excavation in the past.[5]
  • Group of three bowl barrows and an Anglo-Saxon mixed cemetery on Summer Down (List Entry Number 1014952), a linear group of three prehistoric barrows and a later Anglo-Saxon cremation and inhumation cemetery.[6]
  • Cross dyke on Newtimber Hill (List Entry Number 1015717), a roughly north–south aligned cross dyke constructed across a chalk ridge, partly disturbed by flint diggings, tree roots and downland tracks.[7]


Saddlescombe Farm

Saddlescombe is a hamlet in the Newtimber parish; it lies on the road from Poynings to Brighton, 5.4 miles (8.7 km) northwest of Brighton.

Saddlescombe Farm is a busy little hamlet sitting at the base of the Downs which is owned by the National Trust along with the surrounding countryside. Listed as a working farm since the Domesday Book and having belonged to the Knights Templar for around 100 years [8]- there are plenty of historic buildings to explore.

The hamlet consists of several threshing barns, large storage barns, a variety of houses, forge, cattle yard and dairy, duck pond, donkey wheel, pig sties, chicken coops and old stables.

Most of the countryside around Saddlescombe is Open Access.


  1. ^ a b "2001 Census: West Sussex – Population by Parish" (PDF). West Sussex County Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2009.
  2. ^ "Planning". South Downs National Park. South Downs National Park Authority. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Newtimber Place (1025629)". National Heritage List for England.
  4. ^ Historic England. "The Parish Church of St John Evangelist (1354879)". National Heritage List for England.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Bowl barrow on North Hill (1014949)". National Heritage List for England.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Group of three bowl barrows and an Anglo-Saxon mixed cemetery on Summer Down (1014952)". National Heritage List for England.
  7. ^ Historic England. "Cross dyke on Newtimber Hill (1015717)". National Heritage List for England.
  8. ^ Houses of Knights Templar - Preceptory of Saddlescombe | A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 2 (pp. 92)

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