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Tilgate lodge on Pease Pottage hill
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Tilgate lodge on Pease Pottage hill

There were two entrances to the Tilgate mansion both with almost identical lodges next to the public roads. From the description on the front of the postcard, I had assumed that perhaps this was the one situated near Three Bridges railway station. However, after studying old maps it seems clear that, facing each lodge, the one at Three Bridges has the drive to the right, and the one at the bottom of Pease Pottage hill has the drive to the left. I conclude, therefore, that this is the one at the bottom of Pease Pottage hill and which, before being demolished, was located at the present-day entrance to Tilgate Drive.
Picture added on 12 August 2012 at 09:47
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Yes, this is the one on the A23, where my grandparents lived for a while c 1920's, before moving to the house on the Tilgate estate, in what is now the walled garden.
Added by Shirley Elmokadem on 15 August 2012
I believe it was WWI veteran, Bill Wheeler, who lived there. One night he chased up Pease Pottage hill with an oil can because the wheel on my brother's pram was squeaking as my parents walked home from Crawley.
Added by Arthur Shopland on 05 October 2012
Yes, this is the Brighton Road lodge. The drive to the mansion curves off to the right, but to the left is the old farm lane leading to the original Tilgate Farm before the mansion was built (now "Lower Tilgate") and then on to Furnace Farm (formerly Tilgate Furnace).
Added by Basil Watkins on 31 July 2015
Does anyone have any photographs of Furnace Farm or Tilgate Lake area? Particularly, the area near the Old Cottage near the weir on the dam end of Tilgate (Campbells Lake).
Added by Kelvin North on 02 May 2017
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