|• 1746: Battle of Culloden||• 1750: Death of JS Bach||• 1753: British Museum founded||• 1759: Death of Handel||• 1761: Richard Ellman moves to Glynde||• 1764: Hargreaves invents Spinning Jenny||• 1770: New South Wales discovered by James Cook||• 1773: Boston Tea Party||• 1774: Priestley discovers oxygen||• 1775: American War of Independence starts||• 1776: American Declaration of Independence||• 1783: First hot air balloon flights||• 1789: French Revolution begins||• 1800: Act of Union creates United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland||• 1802: Beethoven debuts Moonlight Sonata||• 1803: Start of Napoleonic Wars||• 1805: Battle of Trafalgar: Death of Nelson||• 1807: Slave trade abolished||• 1815: End of Napoleonic Wars||• 1825: 1st railway opens (Stockton - Darlington)||• 1829: Metropolitan Police founded||• 1832: Morse invents Electric Telegraph||• 1837: Queen Victoria crowned||• 1838: National Gallery founded||• 1840: Queen Victora & Prince Albert marry||• 1841: Glynde School built||• 1842: Irish "Potato Famine" starts||• 1847: British Museum founded||• 1848: Marx & Engels write Communist Manifesto||• 1851: Great Exhibition opens in Hyde Park||• 1854: Start of Crimean War||• 1859: Darwin's Origin of Species published||• 1861: American Civil War begins||• 1865: Salvation Army founded||• 1869: Suez Canal opened||• 1871: Trades Unions legalised||• 1872: Secret ballots introduced for elections||• 1873: Dr Livingstone dies||• 1876: Bell invents telephone||• 1878: Electric light bulb invented||• 1881: Pasteur invents innoculation||• 1884: Fabian Society founded||• 1884: Speaker Brand retires||• 1885: Glynde & Beddingham Cricket Club founded||• 1887: Queen Victoria's Jubilee||• 1894: Manchester Ship Canal opened||• 1899: Boer War starts||• 1901: Queen Victoria dies||• 1903: 1st aeroplane flight by Wright Bros.||• 1905: Ragged Lands established|
|1769||Balcombe & Davis||1788|
|1901||William G Taylor||1901|
A forge had originally stood on the site of what is now Pear Tree Cottage and part of Malthouse Cottages. It was demolished when the Grover family sold the property to John Willard in the 1730s and another forge was built on the plot where the current forge stands before 1740. The Glynde Estate purchased the forge and forge cottage from Thomas Balcombe and Morgan Davies in 1788.Rev William De St Croix, in his parochial history of Glynde published in Sussex Archaeological Collections 20 in 1863, described the forge as a modern erection, and the annual statement of the Glynde Estate accounts of 1801 records that William Taylor was paying £4 a year rent for the house and smith’s shop and the estate paid Goldsmith’s bill for rebuilding the smith’s shop, £17 2s 2d and Streeton’s bill for the same, £8 12s. So the forge of 1740 had probably survived to that date. As no account has been found for a later forge being built between 1832 and 1863 it is almost certainly the forge of 1801 that De St Croix was referring to. This forge was over one hundred years old when it was photographed in a dilapidated state by Tom Pickard sometime between 1904 and 1907. From 1767 to 1916 Glynde forge was worked by the Taylor family of blacksmiths.
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