Arthur Mee doesn’t have too much to say on Beddingham but does remark upon the good view of the Downs from the church door. To me it appears to be somewhat overshadowed by its more illustrious neighbour Glynde. In Black’s 1861 guide to Sussex he states that the population is a mere 321 people.
Beddingham is perhaps more well known for the level crossing that used to cross the A27. It was here that my Great Grandfather used to work and make sure it opened and closed. Nowadays the A27 has been rebuilt over the railway so it is no longer visible.


Residents in 1774

No. Forename Surname Title Abode Freehold Location Contents Occupier

Residents in 1832

No. Forename Surname Abode Registered in

1. Richard Hart Snr Beddingham Uckfield

2. John Jenner Beddingham Beddingham

Residents in 1859

No. Forename Surname Employment Address Place

1. Thomas Ellman Esq Private Resident & Farmer & Landowner Beddingham

2. Henry Perceval Hart Esq Private Resident & Farmer & Landowner Beddingham

3. Thomas Colegate Land Steward to the Hon. H Brand Beddingham

4. John Jenner Farmer Beddingham

5. William Medhurst Miller Beddingham

6. William Underwood Trevor Arms Glynde Station Beddingham

7. Miss Mary Witherington Parochial School Beddingham

8. Frederick John Potter Station Clerk Glynde Station Beddingham

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