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Uckfield (England)
Location in England

Main Street from Uckfield
Basic data
status Town and Civil Parish
surface 7.5 km²
population 14,493 (as of 2011)
Ceremony county East Sussex
District Wealden
Constituency Wealden
Website: www.uckfieldtc.gov.uk
Old fire station in Uckfield

Uckfield is a town and civil parish with 14,493 inhabitants (2011) in the District Wealden in East Sussex in southern England . The place is on the River Uck , a tributary of the River Ouse and on the southern edge of an area called Weald between the North Downs and the South Downs .


Uckfield is first mentioned in a document in the late 13th century. The place developed from a stopping point for pilgrims between Canterbury , Chichester and Lewes . The pilgrims crossed the river here and bought food at a defunct inn on Pudding Cake Lane, which still exists today . The oldest house in what is now Uckfield is Bridge Cottage from the 15th century and is now a museum.

Due to its location on the Uck River, parts of the city have been repeatedly hit by floods. The last floods were in 1989, 1994, 2000 and 2007. Since 2010 a flood wall has protected part of the lower-lying city center.

Piltdown , west of the city, was given in 1912 as the location of the Piltdown man , who later turned out to be a fake.

The missing and later declared dead Lord Lucan was last seen securely on November 8, 1974 at Susan Maxwell-Scott's house in Uckfield.

Town twinning

Quickborn in Schleswig-Holstein has been twinned with Uckfield since 1975. There has also been a partnership with the French municipality of Arques-la-Bataille in the Seine-Maritime department since 2011 .

Sons and daughters of the town


  1. Environment Agency - Uckfield's new flood wall officially opened ( Memento of November 8, 2009 in the Internet Archive )
  2. ^ Uckfield City Homepage - Uckfield and District Twinning Association , accessed May 10, 2017.

Web links

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

Coordinates: 50 ° 58 ′  N , 0 ° 6 ′  E