Ditchling Barn and Green… A brief history

The Friends of Ditchling charity was founded in 1964 in order to acquire what is now Ditchling Village Green. The Green was a farmyard at that time and in danger of being turned into a small housing estate. The founder members of the Friends of Ditchling bought the farmyard and converted it into a village green for the enjoyment of local people and others visiting Ditchling. Two of the original farm buildings remain, the Cart Lodge, on the north side of the Green which is now the cafe/shop of the Ditchling Museum, and the brick-built Barn.

Aims & activities
The charity is responsible for the land and buildings known as “Ditchling Village Green”. A barn and the green are hired out for weddings and other events. The trustees then use the funds generated to maintain the facilities and make improvements to both the barn and green. The principle aim being to retain the area as a green space, with access for villagers to use.

Charity no. 1114124