Hailsham Historical Society

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1252:   Market Charter granted by Henry III

1450:   St Mary’s Church built

1542:   Fleur-de-Lys Inn built in Market Street

1708:   Hailsham Grange built as a vicarage

1803:   Grenadier Inn built, to serve Barracks

1807:   Rope making started by Thomas Burfield

1849:   Railway Station  opened.

1907:   Telephone Exchange opened

Some notable dates

Some photographs supplied by Hailsham Camera Centre

In the mid 17th Century, during the Parliamentary Wars, when Oliver Cromwell became ‘Lord Protector of England’. Hailsham declared for the ‘Roundheads’

In the Doomsday Book, commissioned by William the Conqueror in 1086, The Town of Hailsham is recorded

Civil war cavalry pistol