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Richard Jefferies Memorial

posted 12 Oct 2009, 17:34 by Haley Whittall   [ updated 13 Sep 2010, 02:57 ]
Richard Jefferies (1848-1887) was one of Britain’s greatest and most original nature writers, best known for his passionate essays on the countryside, and his exploration of our relationship with the natural world.  He moved to Crowborough in 1885, living first at Brook View House in Walshes Road, and later at The Downs on London Road.  Despite battling with ill health, some of his most acclaimed work was written in Crowborough, much of which was published in his posthumous book, Field & Hedgerow.  Crowborough Conservation intends to honour his time in the town with a memorial sited appropriately at the entrance to the new nature reserve at The Ghyll.  More information on his life and work can be found at The Richard Jefferies Society.