Place:Wivelsfield, Sussex, England

Alt namesWivelsfield Greensource: village in parish
Coordinates50.97°N 0.09°W
Located inSussex, England
See alsoLewes Rape, Sussex, Englandrape in which it was located
Street Hundred, Sussex, Englandhundred in which it was located
Chailey Rural, Sussex, Englandrural district 1894-1974
Lewes District, East Sussex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Wivelsfield village and the larger adjacent village of Wivelsfield Green are the core of the civil parish of Wivelsfield in the Lewes District of East Sussex, England. The villages are 9.3 miles (15.0 km) north of the City of Brighton and Hove.

The village lies in the Low Weald of the Weald and immediately north of the South Downs National Park, which extends to include Ditchling. Wivelsfield is one of the larger parishes in the county, though the growth of Burgess Hill to the west reduced the ecclesiastical parish.

Ote Hall Congregational Chapel was erected in 1778 by the Countess of Huntingdon, who lived at Ote Hall, where a room was converted into a chapel; this was the only manor in the area, with much southern land being in the manors of Plumpton and Ditchling. The Countess of Huntingdon was the founder of the Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion. The sect seceded from the Church of England, and built up a network of chapels across England in the late 18th century.

Wivelsfield parish has an area of 10.8 km2 (4.2 sq mi) and had a population of 1,980 in the UK census of 2011.

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