Burwash is a Wealden village of some 2,600 inhabitants located mid-way between Tunbridge Wells to the north, and Hastings and Eastbourne to the south.
Lying in the heart of the High Weald AONB, the village sits on a ridge overlooking the Rother and Dudwell valleys, and there are many fine views over the Sussex countryside. The High Street is a designated conservation area with many listed houses, and the Grade II* listed 11th Century St. Bartholomew's church.
For a small village, Burwash is well served by an excellent general store and post office, florist and tea shop, traditional butcher, and two fine pubs.
Our most famous resident was Rudyard Kipling who lived at nearby Bateman's for many years. There is now a life size bronze sculpture of the late author on the High Street, between two of our gardens, Mount House and Mandalay. It makes a perfect spot for a "selfie" with the man himself!
Local sculptor Victoria Atkinson (left) alongside her sculpture.
Photo: Ann Chown