This is Uckfield
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Uckfield is a town in the Wealden district of East Sussex, in southern England. It is located on the southern edge of the Weald and on the River Uck, one of the tributaries of the River Ouse.
The town was originally called Uccafield. Uccafield derives from the Celtic word for ‘High’ or ‘Height’ – Uchafedd, this in turn coming from the Indo European ‘Uchch’ya’. When the Anglo Saxons heard this word they changed the ‘fedd’ part to something they understood – ‘Feld’ from which ‘field’ derives.
The original river Uck name was most likely related to the ancient Celtic word for ‘water’ or ‘stream’ – Uisge, derivations uske, usci, that give river names still existing such as the Usk. When the Celts came along the sound of the river name was so close to the sound of Ucha that the name became Uch or Ucca over time and eventually Uck.
So Uckfield really means something like ‘high place’ – Uchafedd – and the river derived its modern name from this Celtic word. There are, however, other theories as to how the name came about. One theory suggests that it came from “Oak in Field”, something which is reflected in several town crests.
Another theory is that it used to be the free land of a Saxon man called Ucca. A comprehensive historical timeline can be found at The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex website.
The first mention in historical documents is in the late thirteenth century. Uckfield developed as a stopping-off point on the pilgrimage route between Canterbury, Chichester and Lewes.
The settlement began to develop around the bridging point of the river, including the locally-famous Pudding Cake Lane where travellers visited a public house for slices of pudding cake; and the 15th-century Bridge Cottage, the oldest house still standing in Uckfield, now a museum.
The town developed in the High Street and in the New Town areas (the latter to the south of the original town centre). The Eversfield family, who later became prominent in Sussex history, giving their name to the prime waterfront street of St Leonards-on-Sea, first settled in Uckfield from their Surrey beginnings. The family, who later owned the mansion Denne Park in Horsham, which they represented in Parliament, acquired a large fortune through marriage, real estate acquisition and iron foundering. Their climb to wealth and prominence was a heady one: in fifteenth-century Sussex they were described as ‘yeomen’, but within a generation they were already among the first rank of Sussex gentry.
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We are not authorised to interfere with any mains services. Ensure that you have made arrangements with your gas, electricity and water companies well in advance of your move. If you have TV, telephone or Internet services, inform the suppliers of your move and make arrangements to transfer the services to your new address.
Vehicles & Registrations
The DVLA must be advised of your move so that your driving licence and logbook can be amended.The DVLA web site at www.DVLA.gov.uk has further details.
Preparing to move.
Dispose of all unwanted items – your council can advise re fridges etc. Keep your freezer contents to a minimum empty the loft Put garage/garden tools together Sort out any items which are not to be moved Arrange for the Utility services to be disconnected Arrange for Utilities at your new address Notify your banks, credit card and insurance companies and rental agencies of your new address Notify your doctor, dentist, optician and vet and arrange for registrations at your new address Arrange with the post office to re-route your mail and cancel milk and newspapers Send change of address cards to friends and relatives Prepare a set of labeled keys for your purchaser.3
For the moving day
Safely pack valuable items and important documents that you will look after on the moving day Prepare an information pack for our removal team to cover your new addresses, phone numbers and contact names Arrange minders to look after pets and very young children on the moving day Collect children’s toys etc for the journey Put together a basic catering pack for the family at the new home – including the kettle! Give your removal team a spare key for your new address. The day before moving Set aside the items you are taking in your car, empty refrigerator and freezer Finish packing your personal items Verify that Utilities have been connected at new home.4
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