About the Parish
Heathfield and Waldron Parish is in East Sussex, some 16 miles from the coastal resort of Eastbourne and 17 miles from the historic spa town of Royal Tunbridge Well in Kent.
The Parish includes the market town of Heathfield and the villages of Waldron, Cross-in-Hand, Broad Oak, Old Heathfield and part of Punnetts Town.
Heathfield is surrounded by the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and, standing high on a ridge, has magnificient vistas to the south from around the High Street. Originally two parishes, Heathfield and Waldron have a total population of 11,500 scattered amongst several centres. The present village of Old Heathfield was the location of the original settlement. At nearby Cade Street is the Heathfield Beacon, which was erected in 1995 to celebrate VE Day, and the memorial to Jack Cade, who, in 1450, led an insurrection of the common people and was reputedly killed in the vicinity of the memorial by Sheriff Alexander Iden of Kent.