around the Village
Over the last few years Ditchling Preservation Society has been making a photographic record of the Village Conservation Area and Listed Buildings in the parish. The resultant colour photographs are presented in this exhibition alongside the work of the Ditchling History Group, together with old pictures and memorabilia. The Preservation Society will lodge the colour photographs and negatives in Ditchling Museum and similar monochrome prints and negatives in the East Sussex County Record Office at Lewes. These will all be available for research in the future and may one day answer the question "What did Ditchling village really look like at the turn of the millennium?" The Project was started in October 1999 in order to create the text for this exhibition. In some cases house owners have done their own research and in others researchers have been greatly assisted by the owners who have provided deeds and other documents and we are indebted to those who have helped in this way.
Wings Place - West Street
Along with St Margaret's Church this timber framed Elizabethan house is a Grade 1 Listed Building described in Nairn & Pevsner's Sussex as "Eminently picturesque in a watercolourist's way.