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Tyes Place, Staplefield
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Tyes Place, Staplefield

Tyes Place off Brantridge Lane, Staplefield features in this photograph. Other views and information of this attractive property can be seen on picture #792 and picture #793.
The postcard was sent in 1923 to “Wicks”, Mr H. Wicks of Brixton Hill, London, and the style of writing suggests that the recipient was once a servant of some kind.
The sender was “Gale”, but I can find no trace as to her identity.
On the previous day, the family at Tyes Place had been visited by the Bishop of Gibraltar and two of his canons for almost two hours.
The holder of that office in 1923 was Bishop John Greig (1865-1938) who served in that position from 1921 to 1927.
I am intrigued as to who lived in Tyes Place at that time and why they were visited by a bishop and his entourage. Please can anyone assist?
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Barry, do you know where the name Tyes originates from?
Added by Sam Butler on 19 March 2015
Sam, the earliest local record of the name Tye comes from the Subsidy Rolls of 1296, 1332 and 1332, a form of taxation, some 300 years before Tyes Place was built.
Staplefield names include Pho de Pylestye (Pilstye), Walto atte Haselyn (Haslings) Simone de Stanbregg (Stanbridges), Reginaldo de Suthnyne (Sidnye), and finally Johne de Tye. The language used was a mixture of old English and French and it suggests that the “Tye” was being used as a place name.
The place name of Tye evolved into being a family name, and this is evidenced in the records of the Cuckfield parish when widow, Allice Tye, was buried on 28th October 1625, aged 80.
A little later, the records of Slaugham church show Thomas Heath marrying Mary Tye on 13th April 1673. Of course, St Mark's church at Staplefield was not built until some 175 years later.
It seems reasonable to assume that the origins of the name of Tyes Place date from a time when a Tye family lived there, perhaps even in a earlier dwelling built on the same site.
Added by Barry Ray on 20 March 2015
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