Alameda & Hilltop Stores, Cherry Villa, Cherry Cottage


  • The picture shows Alameda and Hilltop Stores in 1909. John Elliott and his wife Kate are standing in the doorway.
  • Alameda the cottage is of timber frame construction built around c1620.
  • The cottage may have been a Coaching Inn, possibly one of the earliest in Sussex.
  • Hilltop Stores was the village Grocery shop in the mid-19th century and the Post Office opened here in the 1870’s.
  • Hill Top Stores was owned in 1881 by John Elliott who ran the Grocery business for around 40 years.
  • Hilltop Stores was acquired by the Dependant Brethren in the 1940’s.
  • Cherry Cottage was constructed in c1875.
  • Cherry Villa was constructed c1625 – 1645.
  • These properties formed a short High Street and should be considered alongside Box Cottage, Ryley Cottage, Finches and Mellow.


Alameda, Hilltop Stores: James I 1603 – 1625 (The Stuarts).
Cherry Villa: Charles I 1625 – 1649 (The Stuarts).
Cherry Cottage: Queen Victoria 1837 – 1901 (The Hanoverians).

Alameda and Hilltop Stores 1909
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