Welcome to Baxter's FieldĀ 
An Open Space For All Seasons
Notice Board 

Interim Update on
Northern Boundary


£5.00 per bag, collect

from 51 The Avenue

B for Baxter's

Fundraising Event
Sat 29th August

Thanks again to everyone who helped make this event a success.  We raised £1,115.19!!!

While you're in the field, please admire our new fence on the Eastern boundary - kindly sponsored by VET.

Baxter's Field Application Form - FREE MEMBERSHIP

Rules of the Field

2015 Annual Report

2014 AGM minutes

Northern Boundary FAQ - 13th June 2015

Winter 2014 Newsletter

Summer 2014 Newsletter

Monthly working party dates for 2015

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

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