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The Beauty of Watercress Field

Watercress Field in Burwash lies to the north of the sports field and Rother View. It is so
called because watercress was grown there. There was a pond at the top which was filled in.
The field has a steep slope and springs, and it is said the soils move. The land has been
undisturbed for centuries and is a haven for wildlife.


The High Weald AONB Unit has assessed the field of comprising of three medieval (AD1066-
AD1499) fields with historic field boundaries.


It is in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and so has a protected
status. The surrounding countryside enhances the beauty of the Burwash and its High Street
with its medieval houses. The authorities and the community need to protect the field for
this and future generations.


It’s beauty is there for all to see.