welcome to Chiltington Laneby C L Scribbler
you say about a short stretch (about a mile) of quiet English country
lane in East Sussex which leads nowhere, nothing ever happens, and not many
This is my 11th year of living here and as I work from home in about
the middle of this lane I thought I'd make a little list of tentative topics
which you can see below this page.
But just as with New Year
Resolutions - my to-do list of articles compiled last Spring didn't survive
much contact with reality.
And when I wrote "nothing ever
happens" here... it simply confirms that you can't believe everything you
read on the internet. Because some things did happen - which got very
In 2016 we had - the wrong thing in the wrong place (the
idea of a caviar farm) in Chiltington Lane. If you're looking for it on your GPS
- it didn't happen and there was a happy ending. You can read more about that
January 2017 we have an issue which is more like the right thing in the right
place. The idea of protecting something which has been here for 200 years.
you're wondering where it is - then if you start from the Lewes end of
Chiltington Lane I think of the forge as being at the other end of
Chiltington Lane (although it's Highbridge actually). This is where it's
important to take note of those signs (or the posts which have just air in
between them if the
have fallen off).
The Forge has a good story. And is where the
flying car Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was built (for more on this read the
The future of the forge in East Chiltington is under
threat. There's a planning application which might lead to its demise. For more
about the forge see saveeastchiltingtonforge.com.
the still yet to-do list of articles
Man in a hat (Cyrano)
the iron horse
a sticky trek to Blackcap
We're Singing in
in and about the lane
Our little Roman winterbourne
clop - the hum of traffic
inexactly is Chiltington Lane?
Lanes which feed into Chiltington
Bridges of Chiltington Lane (unfinished)
Snatches of cyclists'
conversations breezing by
Other web sites which
talk about Chiltington Lane
Oh what fun we had when they
resurfaced the road
Pubs you can walk to easily and not so easily from
Where does the dotted Roman Road cross Chiltington Lane?
What to tell visitors and delivery drivers when it might be raining
ChiltingtonLane.com - yes this
really is the home page
New signs have been appearing in the lanes
of East Chiltington to raise awareness of a plan which impacts the continuing
long term future of the Forge in Highbridge Lane.
historic forge in East Chiltington is under threat of demolition and
redevelopment. The planning application has been submitted and the deadline for
both comments and objections is January 27th, 2017."
about this see saveeastchiltingtonforge.com
Stepping off the lane near
Southover Cottage and looking westward towards the South Downs. Photo by Laura
Huggett (September 2016). Laura was born in nearby Clayton and has been
walking through Chiltington Lane to visit relatives in the lane for 10
|Even before you saw this web site you may already
have been thinking - what a charming and delightful place Chiltington Lane is.
How can I spend more time looking around the area if I don't live nearby or know
someone who does? Well - you don't have to compromise by staying as far away as
|B&B's in and about
|In Chiltington East in '16
the strangest idea we had seen
caused much alarm
a planned caviar farm
(There was a happy ending.)
|Wrong thing, wrong place |