Roedale named from William Roedale

Roedale Valley allotments | Photo by Simon Tobbit
Roedale Valley allotments
Photo by Simon Tobbit

Please note that this text is an extract from a reference work written in 1990.  As a result, some of the content may not reflect recent research, changes and events.

b) ROEDALE: Probably named from William Roe himself, Roedale Cottages stand in the woods opposite Hollingbury Copse adjacent to a latter-nineteenth-century, restored flint barn. Lower Roedale was once known as the Roedale Model Dairy Farm and still has two early-nineteenth-century flint cottages at the northern end of Stanmer Villas; they are now used by the Parks and Recreation Department and an associated mid-nineteenth-century house stands nearby; the corporation’s Roedale Nursery lay to the east until the 1950s. Upper Roedale, along the road to the golf clubhouse opposite Woodbourne Avenue, was established at about the same time and is now used as a storage and maintenance area with one old building remaining. {107,123,126}

Any numerical cross-references in the text above refer to resources in the Sources and Bibliography section of the Encyclopaedia of Brighton by Tim Carder.

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