Welcome to Baxter's Field 
An Open Space For All Seasons
HOME PAGE
NEWS: Baxter's Field has been chosen for the July/ August Tesco Bags of Help Scheme. Please make sure you ask for the blue tokens and put them in Baxter's section.  The boxes are near the door. Tell all your friends! This is a wonderful opportunity to raise funds for the field.

BAKE FOR BAXTER'S!

We are having a stall at Nevill Junior Bonfire Society's fete on July 8th on Nevill Green. Please donate cakes big and small, biscuits etc. we are also selling plants if you have any to spare. Please let Fran Whittle know on 01273 472251 ( answer facility) francessannwhittle@yahoo.co.uk if you can donate any goodies which can be delivered direct to the stall on the Green from 10 am or to 17 Bradford Road Fri 7th July from early am to 12 noon and 4.30 to 7pm. Thank you


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

You may need to get a PDF reader for some items on our website.   Get Adobe Reader  
You are visitor numberĀ