Moulsecoomb: Hodshrove

Photo:Hodshrove Woods

Hodshrove Woods

Photo by Tony Mould

Photo:Hodshrove Woods

Hodshrove Woods

Photo by Tony Mould

Photo:Hodshrove Woods

Hodshrove Woods

Photo by Tony Mould

Photo:Viaduct Cottages

Viaduct Cottages

Photo by Tony Mould

Site of 13th century farm

Reproduced with permission from the Encyclopaedia of Brighton by Tim Carder, 1990

e) HODSHROVE: Only one flint outbuilding and a small wall now remain of Hodshrove, a farm that stood on the western side of Hodshrove Road from at least the thirteenth century until that part of the estate was developed in the 1930s.

The timber and flint farmhouse, which showed traces of medieval work, was probably rebuilt in the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, and was approached from Lewes Road along Hodshrove Lane; in the mid-eighteenth century it was the property of John Friend, one of the lords of the manor of Brighton.

Some mid-nineteenth century cottagesĀ remain adjacent to the railway viaduct. Hodshrove Woods cover 4.36 acres between Hodshrove Road and Birdham Road. {1,10,109,126,298}

Any numerical cross-references in the text above refer to resources in the Sources and Bibliography section of the Encyclopaedia of Brighton by Tim Carder.

This page was added on 08/07/2007.
Comments about this page

Hodshrove Farm gave its tithes to Falmer Village who in turn gave theirs to the Priory of St. Pancras in Lewes and is mentioned in Domesday 1086 AD. 44 people lived on the farmland in the 19th Century including 4 boys, 10 men and 10 horses working on the farm itself.

By Mary Funnell (02/08/2007)

I got told this house is very haunted, amĀ I right?

By Bridget (27/11/2007)

Hodshrove Farm was owned by my great grandfather, he also owned the market garden and nurseries on what was the Alan West site. My father's cousins, Muriel, Brenda and Nancy, owned the greengrocers / florist shop in Bartholemews opposite the Brighton Town Hall.

By June Churchill (nee Bates) (20/01/2010)

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