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Location

Witherenden Hill is in the High Weald area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). It is on the B2181 that runs north/south from the B2099 at Shover's Green, through Stonegate, over the River Rother and joins the A265 at Burwash Common.

Witherenden Farm and Witherenden Mill are on the north side of the river. To the south, after crossing Witherenden Bridge, is the hamlet of Witherenden Hill which overlooks the Rother valley.

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Area

Agriculture is the most evident contributor to the economy of the area, predominantly, mixed farming and horticulture with a little dairying and forestry also nearby.

The upper reaches of the Rother in the area of Witherenden Hill are nestled between the ridgeways from Wadhurst to Ticehurst to the north and from Heathfield to Etchingham to the south.

It is a countryside made up of small, irregular-shaped fields interconnected by ancient woodland and hedges. There are still many broadleaved woods in the area. The Weald retaining one of the highest levels of woodland cover in the country at over 23 per cent. Traces of the ancient Wealden iron industry, including hammer ponds, are found scattered throughout these woodlands.

Boundaries

Witherenden Hill is in the parish of Burwash, within the Darwell Ward of the Rother North West division of Rother District. However the postal district does not have the same boundaries as the administrative ones. For example, Batts Wood Cottage is in the same postal code (TN19 7JN) as many Witherenden Hill properties but is in the parish of Mayfield and Five Ashes within the Mayfield Ward of the Wadhurst division of Wealden District.

Burwash Parish

Darwell Ward

Postal - TN19

Rother NorthWest