Mayfield Village
High Street, Mayfield, East Sussex, TN20 6AB, England, UK.
Harvest in Mayfield © Henry Hemming cc
St Dunstan's © Mark Tuen-Matthews MVP arr
Mayfield Village Sign © Mark Tuen-Matthews MVP arr
High Street © Mark Tuen-Matthews MVP arr
Cannon from reign of Elizabeth I © Mark Tuen-Matthews MVP arr
The Old Palace © Mark Tuen-Matthews MVP arr

Red Fox

Vulpes vulpes crucigera

Family: Canidae

Habitat: Farmland, gardens and parks, woodland, heathland, grassland, sand dunes and sea cliffs.

Size: Height 35-50 cm (14-20 in). Length 45-90 cm (18-35 in). Tail 30-56 cm (12-22 in).

Food: Rodents, rabbits, birds, fruit and vegetables, fish, frogs, and worms.

Sound: Vocal range of five octaves. Various barks and screams.

Season: All year round.

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes crucigera) ♀ © MTM arr


Meles meles

Family: Mustelidae

Habitat: Woodland and scrub.

Food: Earthworms, insects, fruit, carrion, cereals and fruit.

Season: All year round.

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

Badgers are sociable forming groups of around six adults. They are burrowing animals and construct complicated setts which are passed down the generations. They typically emerge late afternoon.

Badger (Meles meles meles) ♀ © MTM arr


Oryctolagus cuniculus

Family: Leporidae (Hares and Rabbits)

Habitat: Farmland, gardens and parks, grasslands, meadows and orchards.

Food: Mainly grasses but also leaves, buds, tree bark, roots, lettuce, cabbage, root vegetables, and grains.

Season: All year round.

IUCN Conservation Status: Near Threatened

Sociable mammals, they dig a network of burrows, called warrens, where they live in medium sized colonies safe from some predators such as birds of prey. Although mainly crepuscular they are also active during the day.

Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) © MTM arr


Erithacus rubecula

Family: Muscicapidae (Old World flycatchers)

Habitat: Gardens and parks, meadows, orchards and woodland.

Size: 12.5-14.0 cm (5.0-5.5 inches)

Food: Worms, insects and berries.

Voice: Warbling song and a harsh tick.

Season: All year round.

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

Often territorial, hops rapidly. A friendly bird that will sometimes feed from the hand of someone who is familiar.

Robin (Erithacus rubecula) ♂ © MTM arr


Turdus merula

Family: Turdidae (Thrushes)

Habitat: Woodland and gardens and parks.

Size: Length 23.5-29 cm (9.25-11.4 in).

Food: Insects, earthworms, berries, and fruits.

Voice: Song: rich and melodious.

Season: All year round.

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

Blackbird (Turdus merula) ♂ © photo by George Hodan

English Oak

Quercus robur

Family: Fagaceae (Beeches, oaks et al)

Habitat: Woodland, grassland and hedgerows.

Flowering Period: All year round.

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

The English Oak, a large deciduous tree,is also called the pedunculate oak due to its pedunculate (stalked) acorns. Its leaves have a very short stalk 38 mm. It is the most common tree species in the UK with one specimen, the Majesty Oak havinga circumference of 12.2 m.

Bowthorpe Oak in Lincolnshire is estimated to be 1,000 years oldmaking it the oldest in the UK.

It provides a habitat for 170 species.


English Oak (Quercus robur) © MTM arr

Common Spotted Orchid

Dactylorhiza fuchsii

Family: Orchidaceae (Orchids)

Habitat: Gardens and parks, marsh, meadows, woodland, sand dunes and hedgerows.

Size: Height 15 to 60 cm.

Flowering Period: Early July to late August.

Very variable plant height andflower colour, morphology and scent.

The flower colour varies from white to pale purple with purple spots, a symmetrical pattern of dark purple loops or dots and dashes.

Common Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsii) © MTM arr
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Mayfield Village is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1087. The village name derives from both Maghefeld (a field where mayweed grows) and maid's field. The village sign depicts a maid.

Every September the village hosts its annual carnival. This is to commemorate the Protestants being condemned here on 23 September 1556, and being burnt at the stake in Lewes. The festival is part of the Sussex bonfire tradition of marking the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot. The procession marches through the village by torchlight on the third Saturday in September, climaxing with a firework display in the recreation ground. The money raised through the street collection is spent on charities.

Access to Mayfield Village is free.

Facilities at Mayfield Village


Car Park - Free

Car Parking - Free

Football Pitch


Charity link

Places to visit nearby
Argos Hill Mill   1.39 miles (2.23 km)
Argos Hill, Mayfield, East Sussex, England, UK.

Argos Hill Mill is a grade II post mill on a single storey roundhouse.

Argos Hill Mill © Ron Strutt cc

Batts Wood   2.62 miles (4.22 km)
Near Stonegate, East Sussex, TN19 7JN, England.

Batts Wood is part of Wadhurst ...

Batts Wood © Hans Gasperl cc

Heathfield and Waldron Millennium Green   3.35 miles (5.39 km)
Corner of the co-op car park, 110 High Street, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 8JD, England.

The Millennium Green is an area of over five hectares of woodland and wetland connected to the Cuckoo Trail via the old railway tunnel in Heathfield.

Heathfield and Waldron Millennium Green © MTM MVP arr

Darch's Wood   3.48 miles (5.60 km)
Darch's Wood, Little London Road, Cross-In-Hand, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 0LT, England, UK.

Darch's Wood is a 40 acre mixed woodland with an ornamental lake. There are several trails and the wood is very popular with dog walkers.

Darch's Wood © Andrei Stroe cc

Cuckoo Trail   3.51 miles (5.65 km)
Heathfield, East Sussex, England, UK.

The Cuckoo Trail is a 14 mile footpath and cycleway that runs from Heathfield to Hampden Park Eastbourne via Horam, Hellingly and Polegate.

Cuckoo Trail © MTM MVP arr

New Mill   3.61 miles (5.81 km)
Dad's Hill, Cross-In-Hand, East Sussex, TN21 0TA, England, UK.

New Mill - the old mill went out of action in 1903 - was built at Mount Ephraim in Framfield in the early 19th century and moved to Cross in Hand in 1855.

New Mill © Collin Mitchell pd

Wilderness Wood   3.69 miles (5.94 km)
Wilderness Wood Main Road, Hadlow Down, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 4HJ, England, UK.

Wilderness Wood is 62 acres of chestnut coppice with stands of beech, scots pine, douglas, cedar and giant sequoia.

Wilderness Wood © grassrootsgroundswell cc

Places to stay nearby
Buxted Park Hotel   6.83 miles (10.99 km)
Station Road, Buxted, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 4AY, England, UK.
Buxted Park Hotel

Dale Hill Hotel Golf Club   7.39 miles (11.89 km)
Dale Hill Hotel Golf Club Dale Hill, Ticehurst, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 7DQ, England, UK.
Dale Hill Hotel Golf Club

Ashdown Park Hotel Country Club   10.25 miles (16.49 km)
Ashdown Park Hotel Country Club, Wych Cross, Nr Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JR, England, UK.
Ashdown Park Hotel Country Club

Premier Inn Tonbridge   11.27 miles (18.14 km)
Tonbridge Premier Inn, Tonbridge Bypass, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 0NQ, England, UK.

The Premier Inn Tonbridge is part of the Premier Inn group.

Premier Inn Tonbridge

BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Hotel   12.23 miles (19.69 km)
High St TN9 1DD
BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Hotel

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