Rolvenden
Rolvenden
An attractive Wealden village, with period houses of brick and weatherboard. The church is primarily 14th century, with a tall tower. The most intriguing aspect of the church interior is an 18th century squire's pew, built up above the aisle like a comfortable chamber, with carpeting, table and chairs.
On the outskirts of the village is Great Maythem Hall, a neo-classical house built by Edwin Lutyens on the foundations of a Georgian mansion. Great Maythem was the Victorian home of Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of children's classics like Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden. Indeed, it is thought that Burnett modelled the Secret Garden after her own garden at Great Maythem.

The house is now a care home, and is not generally open to visitors, though the exterior can easily be viewed through the estate gates.