Cuckfield (/ˈkʊkfiːld/ KUUK-feeld) is a large village and civil parish in the Mid Sussex District of West Sussex, England, on the southern slopes of the Weald. It lies 34 miles (55 km) south of London, 13 miles (21 km) north of Brighton, and 31 miles (50 km) east northeast of the county town of Chichester. Nearby towns include Haywards Heath to the southeast and Burgess Hill to the south. It is surrounded on the other sides by the parish of Ansty and Staplefield formerly known as Cuckfield Rural. Aumale in Normandy has been a twin town since 1993 and Karlstadt in Bavaria since 1998.

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  • Cuckfield (/ˈkʊkfiːld/ KUUK-feeld) is a large village and civil parish in the Mid Sussex District of West Sussex, England, on the southern slopes of the Weald. It lies 34 miles (55 km) south of London, 13 miles (21 km) north of Brighton, and 31 miles (50 km) east northeast of the county town of Chichester. Nearby towns include Haywards Heath to the southeast and Burgess Hill to the south. It is surrounded on the other sides by the parish of Ansty and Staplefield formerly known as Cuckfield Rural. Before the modern local government system came into operation in the late 19th century it was described as being in the hundred of Buttinghill, in the rape of Lewes. The civil parish covers an area of 431.58 ha (1066 acres), and had a population of 3,266 persons in the 2001 census, increasing to 3,500 at the 2011 Census. The origin of the name, Cuckfield (earlier spelled Kukefeld, Cucufeld, and Cucufelda), is debated but it is generally associated with the cuckoo which is the village emblem. The village grew as a market town; and an important coaching stop between London and Brighton, since it lay on the turnpike. In 1820, 50 coaches a day were passing through; but when the railway to Brighton was to be constructed in the 1840s, local landowners objected to its projected route: it was therefore built through neighbouring Haywards Heath instead. The village lost its importance as a result. Today the A272 road also bypasses the village centre. It is however home to Warden Park Specialist School one of the main secondary schools serving the Haywards Heath area and to Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School, Cuckfield, one of the oldest schools in the United Kingdom. It became an urban district in 1894 under the Local Government Act 1894, and was greatly enlarged in 1934 under a County Review Order by adding part of Chailey Rural District, Cuckfield Rural District (including the parish of Lindfield) and Haywards Heath Urban District. The Parish Council, Cuckfield Museum and village library reside within the Queen's Hall, built in 1897 to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. The parish church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, has Norman foundations, although the building itself is 13th century. The lych gates are listed buildings and several of the stained glass windows as well as the pulpit and the ceiling's painting were designed by Charles Eamer Kempe (1837–1907). In 1822, Mary Ann Mantell, wife of Dr. Gideon Mantell, found the first known iguanodon fossils among many others close to Cuckfield at Whitemans Green, where a monument to him now stands though the quarry from where he acquired them is long gone. He also features in the town's museum. Other attractions include the Elizabethan stately home, Cuckfield Park, to the west of the village. Cuckfield Park is reputedly haunted by its former resident Anne Pritchard Sergison, who was known to the locals as 'Wicked Dame Sergison', and who died in 1748. Bonfire Night celebrations are held here. Another Elizabethan house, Ockenden Manor, is a hotel and restaurant which has had one star from the Michelin Guide since 2001. Cuckfield is also known locally for its idiosyncratic system of mayoral voting; unlimited numbers of votes can be purchased for the price of one penny each, with the winner receiving the most votes. The position is purely honorary and the money raised supports local charities. Aumale in Normandy has been a twin town since 1993 and Karlstadt in Bavaria since 1998. (en)
  • Cuckfield est un village et une paroisse civile du Sussex de l'Ouest en Angleterre, à 55 km au sud de Londres. La population était de 3 266 habitants en 2001. À proximité se trouve la formation géologique des Wadhurst Clay (en) où ont été trouvés de nombreux fossiles. (fr)
  • Cuckfield (4,32 km²; 3.200 ab. circa) è un villaggio con status di parrocchia civile della contea inglese del West Sussex (Inghilterra sud-orientale), facente parte del distretto del Mid Sussex. (it)
  • Cuckfield is een plaats en civil parish in het bestuurlijke gebied Mid Sussex, in het Engelse graafschap West Sussex met 3.266 inwoners. (nl)
  • Cuckfield - miasto w Wielkiej Brytanii, w Anglii, w regionie South East England, w hrabstwie West Sussex. W 2001 r. miasto to zamieszkiwało 3 200 osób. (pl)
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  • Cuckfield est un village et une paroisse civile du Sussex de l'Ouest en Angleterre, à 55 km au sud de Londres. La population était de 3 266 habitants en 2001. À proximité se trouve la formation géologique des Wadhurst Clay (en) où ont été trouvés de nombreux fossiles. (fr)
  • Cuckfield (4,32 km²; 3.200 ab. circa) è un villaggio con status di parrocchia civile della contea inglese del West Sussex (Inghilterra sud-orientale), facente parte del distretto del Mid Sussex. (it)
  • Cuckfield is een plaats en civil parish in het bestuurlijke gebied Mid Sussex, in het Engelse graafschap West Sussex met 3.266 inwoners. (nl)
  • Cuckfield - miasto w Wielkiej Brytanii, w Anglii, w regionie South East England, w hrabstwie West Sussex. W 2001 r. miasto to zamieszkiwało 3 200 osób. (pl)
  • Cuckfield (/ˈkʊkfiːld/ KUUK-feeld) is a large village and civil parish in the Mid Sussex District of West Sussex, England, on the southern slopes of the Weald. It lies 34 miles (55 km) south of London, 13 miles (21 km) north of Brighton, and 31 miles (50 km) east northeast of the county town of Chichester. Nearby towns include Haywards Heath to the southeast and Burgess Hill to the south. It is surrounded on the other sides by the parish of Ansty and Staplefield formerly known as Cuckfield Rural. Aumale in Normandy has been a twin town since 1993 and Karlstadt in Bavaria since 1998. (en)
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