TQ2420 : Site of Twineham Grange Farm

taken 3 years ago, near to Wineham, West Sussex, Great Britain

Site of Twineham Grange Farm
Site of Twineham Grange Farm
Currently being redeveloped though I am uncertain into what. The flint building on the right was originally New Barn and dates from the 19th century at least as the field to the south is known as TQ2420 : New Barn Field. Since the early 1990s it was partially converted into a dwelling and marked on more recent maps as Twineham Grange Bungalow, though judging by a 2009 planning report this appeared to lack permission. Those same plans also called for its demolition though it seems the objections have won out and is thus being converted. Twineham Grange Farm was famous through the 1980s and 90s for producing its own Parmesan cheese, which was renamed Farmer's Hand (Read it quickly!) after the EU's law on food origins was introduced. Cheesemaking ceased when the estate was put on the market and the company moved to Rudgwick near Horsham. To the east of the site is TQ2420 : Souters Field whilst to the west is TQ2420 : Pound Field and to the north is Bob Lane.
Twineham, West Sussex :: TQ2519
Twineham is a small parish in the low Weald that is bounded by Shermanbury to the west, Bolney to the north and north east, Woodmancote to the south and Hurstpierpoint to the south and east. The main settlement is the small village of Twineham, that lies on Twineham Lane and the access road to the church. To the north is the hamlet of Twineham Green on the road to Bolney and to the east is Hickstead, another hamlet, on the old A23 crossroads. On Wineham Lane to the west, which forms the parish boundary with Shermanbury, is the hamlet of Wineham, with those houses on the eastern side of the road belonging to Twineham. The landscape is one of low ridges punctuated by watercourses running east to west. Open fields predominate and there is little woodland. Much of the settlement is scattered farms, though the six in operation during the 1970s has now been reduced to one.

The current A23 runs through the eastern edge of the parish and now bypasses the old crossroads at Hickstead. However, running through the centre and forming the spine of the parish is an old north-south droveway, that links High Cross to Crosspost south of Bolney. The southern part up to the junction with Hickstead Lane is Twineham, that to the north is Bolney Chapel Road. Three roads branch off this highway, Church Lane at Twineham leads to the school and church before continuing westwards as a footpath. Hickstead Lane runs eastwards to the old crossroads at Hickstead. Lastly, Bob Lane meanders westwards from Twineham Green to Wineham Lane. The north eastern part of the parish boundary runs along Pookbourne and Stairbridge Lanes whilst the entire western boundary runs up the middle of Wineham Lane. Another highway, Gratten Lane, once linked twine ham Lane with Wineham Lane via Great Wapses Farm, but has been reduced to a bridleway.

Twineham's name derives from its location, 'the place between two waters', the two waters in this case being the eastern branch of the River Adur and one of its tributaries, Herrings Stream. Both waterways run across the parish from east to west. At Hooker's Bridge to the north once stood Hooker's Mill, originally built as a watermill but when that proved problematic with water flow added a windmill to help power it.

Twineham's small size means it lacks services, there were once two post offices, one at Twineham and one at Hickstead, but these are long closed. It still possesses its school, opened in 1864 in a former tithe barn. There was a pub at Hickstead, the Castle Hotel, later Inn, which once served travellers on the old London-Brighton turnpike, it is now a Chinese restaurant. The turnpike itself later became a trunk road which in the early 1990s was realigned to bypass the old crossroads at Hickstead, however, the new junction provided an ideal spot for services and thus a filling station, Travelodge and Little Chef appeared, the latter replacing a former building demolished when the new A23 was built.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Simon Carey and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
TQ2420, 46 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 23 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 28 August, 2014
Category
Barn (converted)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2457 2047 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:58.2112N 0:13.6340W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2456 2042
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+


Image classification(about): Geograph
This page has been viewed about 53 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register