Welcome to Baxter's FieldĀ 
An Open Space For All Seasons
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Latest update on boundary position

Advance notice:  Baxter's Field will be closed all day on this Saturday, 21st March, to confirm that there are no rights of way across the field.

Field Fund Raiser

We held a fund raising event for Baxter's Field on 23rd August, which was well attended and we raised over £400 for the field!!

Boundary issues - frequently asked questions

2014 AGM

Our 2014 AGM was held on 14th June 2014 at 2 p.m. at Christ Church Hall, Fitzjohn Road, Lewes

2014 AGM notice and agenda

2014 Annual Report

2014 AGM minutes

Sussex Express article - "Fun in the snow"

Following the article that appeared on 20th December 2013, a number of people have been in touch with us to clarify what was meant by "public ownership".  It is not publicly owned as described and this may have arisen from the fact that the company is both a company and a charity.  Baxter's Field is a private field owned by Baxter's Field Company (a registered charity) and which is open to the public.

We hope this clarifies the matter.


A short history of Baxter's Field.

In 1923 the then owner of The Field, Mr H J Powell sold the field, less the copse to W E Baxter Ltd, a Lewes printing firm.  He imposed a covenant that Baxter Ltd would not erect on the land, any other building than a pavilion, to be used to extend the enjoyment of the field for recreational purposes.  In 1928 Mr Powell conveyed by deed of gift to the parochial Church Council of St Anne, Lewes, the copse area (now called the Tythe Copse) at the top of the field, subject to and with the benefit of the lease to W E Baxter Ltd.

The Baxter's Field Company was incorporated on the first of October 2003, based on the original concept of The Baxter's Field Trust, which had submitted a successful bid of £78,000, to purchase The Field, put together with pledges received from residents.  The purchase was completed on December 22nd 2003 and The Field was opened to the public on June 27th 2004.

The Certificate of Incorporation and Memorandum of Association can be found here

Community history is often soon forgotten, and in Lewes there are already examples of buildings and land left to the people of Lewes for specific purposes, which are no longer being used in that way.  The Baxter's Field Company wish to keep the land they own and the copse they lease safe from any development, for the people of Lewes to enjoy for many years to come.

The Baxter's Field Company is a registered charity and relies upon the generous donations of individuals.  Some Lottery funding has helped with the construction of fences and a nature walk through the Tythe Copse

The whole field is maintained by volunteers, who welcome any support, financial or otherwise. View Dates for the working party - everyone welcome.

There are many committees running all aspects of the field


Rules of the field
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