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Coordinates 51 ° 4 ′  N , 0 ° 10 ′  E Coordinates: 51 ° 4 ′  N , 0 ° 10 ′  E
OS National Grid TQ518312
Crowborough (England)
Residents 20,000 (as of: (2007))
surface 13.6 km² (5.25  mi²
Population density: 1471 inhabitants per km²
ZIP code section TN6
prefix 01892
Part of the country England
region South East England
Shire county East Sussex
District Wealden
British Parliament Wealden

Crowborough is a town with 19,794 inhabitants (2009 estimate) in District Wealden in the county of East Sussex , England . It is also the administrative center of Wealden and the largest city in inland East Sussex by population.

Crowborough is located in the Weald , there is also the highest point in the city with 242 m, and on the edge of the Ashdown Forest . About 12.8 kilometers (7 miles) northeast is Royal Tunbridge Wells and about 56 kilometers (35 miles) northwest is the capital London .

City partnerships exist with Montargis in France and Horwich , Greater Manchester .

The city is located between Royal Tunbridge Wells and Uckfield on the A26 trunk road, and the A21 trunk road to London is nearby .

Crowborough Railway Station

The station is on the route from London Bridge to Uckfield and is serviced by the Southern rail company. The train journey to London takes about an hour.


Certainly the most famous citizen of the city was the writer Arthur Conan Doyle , who died in 1930 on his estate in the city area. The Welsh astronomer Isaac Roberts was also buried here in 1904. The historian Kevin Brownlow (* 1938) and the astronaut Piers Sellers (1955-2016) were born in the city ; the jazz musician Steve Argüelles (* 1963) and the multiple Olympic champion in eventing Philippa Funnell (* 1968) also come from the city as well as the politician and journalist Tom Driberg (1905–1976).

Individual evidence

  1. a b East Sussex in Figures ( English ) East Sussex County Council. Retrieved January 6, 2011.
  2. ^ East Sussex in Figures - Population estimates in 2009 - parishes, accessed May 28, 2009.

Web links

Commons : Crowborough  - collection of images, videos and audio files