A small town dating to the Saxon period. Cuckfield was thriving staging post on the main London road to the south coast before the construction of a nearby toll road. Near the village is Borde Hill Garden, built around the collection of plants gathered from the Far East by Colonel Stephenson Clarke.
It was at Cuckfield that Dr Gideon Mantell discovered the dinosaur he called Iguanodon. The small Cuckfield Museum tells the story of the discovery, and explores the village and its history.