SATURDAY [SEPT 9] – ‘BEATING THE BOUNDS’ PROTECT, PROTEST & TRESPASS MARCH – “DON’T LET BULLIES DESTROY THE SOUL OF THIS PARISH” – THE DESTRUCTION OF THE ANCIENT PARISH OF IFIELD BY HOMES ENGLAND IN £3BN LAND DEAL – 11.00AM FROM THE PLOUGH IN IFIELD VILLAGE [RETURN BY 1.30PM APPROX]

‘Beating the Bounds’ Protect, Protest & Trespass March is planned for this Saturday [Sept 9] to protest at Homes England’s destruction of the ancient Parish of Ifield and its historic traditions and 3500-year-old history.
 
‘Beating the Bounds’ is an ancient tradition in which parishioners walked the Parish boundary.
 
A Parish Map is also planned as well as a proposed Local Nature Reserve and Heritage Site.

 

THE SATURDAY WALK [AUGUST 26] – PART 1: ‘BEATING THE BOUNDS’ – WALKING THE PARISH MAP BOUNDARY [WILLOUGHBY FIELDS LOCAL NATURE RESERVE – AMBERLEY FARM BOUNDARY POINT]

 

 

THE SATURDAY BUS-WALK [SEPTEMBER 2] – PART 2: ‘BEATING THE BOUNDS’ – WALKING THE PARISH MAP BOUNDARY [KILNWOOD BOUNDARY POINT] – ‘THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME?’ – 11AM FROM THE PLOUGH IN IFIELD VILLAGE [OR 11.20AM FROM DOBBINS PLACE IN IFIELD WEST] – RETURN BY 1.30PM [APPROX] – The Ifield Society

 

 

The ‘Beating the Bounds’ Saturday march [Sept 9] turned into a very short, gentle stroll in the 33-degree heat – and then to the pub!
The Plough in Ifield Village

 

The Lychgate at St Margaret’s Church

 

St Margaret’s 13th Century Church – the geographical centre of the ancient Parish of Ifield

 

The Potters Field by Lychgate Cottages [formerly Church Cottages]
The War Memorial [Note: W. F. Drughorn]
Private Land ??!!

 

The Walls of St Margaret’s

 

The Parish Fields

 

 

Ifield Brook – “Probably the most beautiful riverbank walk in Sussex”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hyde Hill Wood

 

 

 

 

 

Boundary Stone?

 

 

 

 

Ifield Parish boundary [Note: the raised bank and ditch]